Column: Why Ferris Bueller is our everyman
The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress is a kind of hall of fame, a Cooperstown for important American films of every genre. “The Breakfast Club” just joined “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” another of
Some people grow out of their teen-movie phase the way kids grow out of memorizing dinosaur names. But for Jason Diamond, who, like Hughes, was a child of the Chicago suburbs, the films resonate well beyond the hormonal roller-coaster of teendom. He set out to write a Hughes biography, but the book “Searching for John Hughes” turned into something else altogether – as did Diamond.
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