“Bueller. Bueller. Bueller.” — Ben Stein, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
Everyone seemingly knows Ferris Bueller and his idyllic day off with his friends in the city of Chicago.
But imagine you were really young — or had been living under a rock for the past 20 years — and saw this trailer for “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
What would you think the movie was about?
Isn’t that brilliant??
This new take on “Ferris Bueller” comes courtesy of Joseph Brett on Youtube. Brett used some of the more artsy photographic shots from the movie and substituted a more angst-ridden soundtrack for his movie trailer. The two combine to change the entire mood of Ferris’ day-away and give it an indie film air of menace.
In this context, you’re led to wonder: did Ferris end it all? Did Cameron really drown? Was Ferris too late to save him ??
Brett even managed to dig up that wonky shot of Sloane, so even she appears depressed.
Not to repeat myself, but…it’s kinda brilliant.
Brett has inspired me as well. I want to go back and pull trailers of my favorite comedies and edit them into edgy dramas — my favorite dramas into slapstick!
Whether you meant it as a challenge or not, Brett — I’m in!