Character Analysis And Plot Description : Ferris Beuller

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Answer the following questions as they refer to the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the director of the film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

    • A.

      John Houston

    • B.

      John Hughes

    • C.

      Ted Neugent

    • D.

      Alfred Hitchcock

    Correct Answer
    B. John Hughes
    Explanation
    John Hughes is the correct answer because he is the director of the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." This 1986 comedy film follows the story of a high school student named Ferris Bueller who decides to skip school and have an adventurous day in Chicago. John Hughes is known for his work in directing and writing various successful teen films in the 1980s, making him a well-known figure in the genre.

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  • 2. 

    Modern conventional wisdom has that the characters in film speak to each other and the viewers of the film are observers.  The observers are generally never addressed in film. In the film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ferris speaks directly into the camera many times during the film.  In Film Studies we call this technique:

    • A.

      Breaking Glass

    • B.

      Breaking the fourth plane

    • C.

      Breaking Wind

    • D.

      Breaking the fifth dimension

    Correct Answer
    B. Breaking the fourth plane
    Explanation
    Breaking the fourth plane refers to a technique in film where a character directly addresses the audience by speaking or looking into the camera. This breaks the illusion of the fourth wall, which separates the fictional world of the film from the real world of the audience. Ferris Bueller's Day Off is an example of a film that uses this technique, as the main character, Ferris, frequently speaks directly to the camera, acknowledging the presence of the audience and involving them in the narrative.

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  • 3. 

    Which category in the Classification chart of styles and types of film, would we find the film, Ferris Bueller?

    • A.

      Documentary

    • B.

      Fiction

    • C.

      Avant guard

    • D.

      Formalism

    Correct Answer
    B. Fiction
    Explanation
    The film "Ferris Bueller" would be found in the category of fiction in the Classification chart of styles and types of film. Fiction refers to films that are based on imaginary or fictional stories, characters, and events. "Ferris Bueller" is a fictional comedy film that tells the story of a high school student who fakes being sick to have a day off from school.

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  • 4. 

    Film is usually characterized in both general and specific terms. Generally, what type of film is Ferris?

    • A.

      Comedy

    • B.

      Drama

    • C.

      Film noir

    • D.

      Independent

    Correct Answer
    A. Comedy
    Explanation
    Ferris is characterized as a comedy film. This genre typically involves humorous situations, witty dialogue, and light-hearted entertainment. Comedy films aim to make the audience laugh and provide amusement through comedic elements such as jokes, physical humor, and comedic timing. Ferris, being classified as a comedy film, is expected to have these comedic elements and provide a lighthearted and humorous viewing experience.

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  • 5. 

    When we discuss the Character Analysis and arch of Cameron's journey, we see him going through many stages. In the beginning of the film we see Cameron in his "normal" state, also known as the state of equilibrium.  Choose the correct scene which shows Cameron in his "normal" state. 

    • A.

      Cameron screams after finding out his father's car has additional miles on it.

    • B.

      Cameron is in a catatonic state in the car while riding home from his eventful day.

    • C.

      Ferris is singing "Twist and Shout"

    • D.

      Cameron is in his mothers bed being sick.

    Correct Answer
    D. Cameron is in his mothers bed being sick.
  • 6. 

    The entire movie takes place over the course of one week.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The entire movie takes place over the course of one week" is false. This means that the events in the movie do not occur within a single week. The movie could span over a longer period of time, such as several months or even years.

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  • 7. 

     In the film we viewed Mr. Rooney journeys from a state of equilibrium where he is the principal in charge of the local high school to a state of disequilibrium.  Which scene best describes the state in which Mr. Rooney is in a complete state of disequilibrium.

    • A.

      He is running down the street after his car is being towed.

    • B.

      He is at his desk at school speaking to his secretary.

    • C.

      He is at the bar looking for Ferris.

    • D.

      He shoe gets stuck in the mud.

    Correct Answer
    A. He is running down the street after his car is being towed.
    Explanation
    In the film, Mr. Rooney experiences a state of disequilibrium when he is running down the street after his car is being towed. This scene shows that he is in a complete state of imbalance and chaos, as he desperately tries to catch up to his car. This moment represents a shift from his previous state of equilibrium as the principal in charge of the school, highlighting the disruption and turmoil he faces in his pursuit of Ferris.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the correct year in which the movie was released. 

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1965

    • D.

      1986

    Correct Answer
    D. 1986
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1986 because it is the only option that matches the given question prompt, which asks for the correct year in which the movie was released.

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  • 9. 

    Which best describes the most important theme of the film.:

    • A.

      Individual vs. Individual

    • B.

      Rebel vs. Society

    • C.

      Man vs. Machine

    • D.

      Individual vs. Self

    Correct Answer
    B. Rebel vs. Society
    Explanation
    The most important theme of the film is the conflict between a rebel and society. This suggests that the film focuses on a protagonist who challenges the norms and rules of society, and faces opposition and conflict as a result. The story likely explores the struggle between individual freedom and societal expectations, highlighting the tension and consequences of going against the established order.

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  • 10. 

    The protagonist of the film is: 

    • A.

      Cameron

    • B.

      Jeannie

    • C.

      Ferris

    • D.

      Rooney

    Correct Answer
    C. Ferris
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ferris.

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  • 11. 

    The Antagonist of the film is:

    • A.

      Rooney

    • B.

      Ferris

    • C.

      Cameron

    • D.

      Sharon

    Correct Answer
    A. Rooney
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rooney. In the film, Rooney is portrayed as the main antagonist. He is the principal of the high school and constantly tries to catch Ferris, the main character, who is constantly skipping school. Rooney's relentless pursuit of Ferris creates conflict and tension throughout the film, making him the primary antagonist.

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  • 12. 

    The personal journey of Jeanie, Ferris' sister, is seen throughout the film. Jeanie decides to "get" Ferris because Ferris is "ditching" school. During her journey we see her in many states of disequilibrium. Jeanie has a big moment of self transformation where she finally comes to an understanding of her relationship with Ferris. .The scene which best describes Jeannie's transformation is when she is:

    • A.

      calling the police from her bedroom

    • B.

      Hiding from Rooney (the intruder)

    • C.

      Talking to the Charlie Sheen character in the police station

    • D.

      Vowing to catch Ferris in his web of lies

    Correct Answer
    C. Talking to the Charlie Sheen character in the police station
    Explanation
    The scene where Jeanie is talking to the Charlie Sheen character in the police station best describes her transformation. This is because during this conversation, Jeanie realizes that Ferris is not as perfect as she once thought and that he has been manipulating people and lying to get what he wants. This realization helps Jeanie come to an understanding of her relationship with Ferris and allows her to let go of her resentment towards him.

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  • 13. 

    Cameron has many emotional scenes in the film.  The scene which has the most transformational and self reflective emotional impact for Cameron is: 

    • A.

      Driving from the parking garage and heading home after his fun day off.

    • B.

      Waking up in the swimming pool.

    • C.

      Looking into the painting in the museum.

    • D.

      Laying in bed before the day begins.

    Correct Answer
    C. Looking into the painting in the museum.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Looking into the painting in the museum." This scene is likely to have the most transformational and self-reflective emotional impact for Cameron because it suggests that he is deeply affected by the artwork and is contemplating its meaning. The act of looking into a painting often prompts introspection and can evoke strong emotions or provoke personal insights. This scene may symbolize a turning point or a moment of self-discovery for Cameron.

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  • 14. 

    We understand film as belonging to certain categories of style. This style of film emphasizes actual events, people, natural occurrences. The style of film which would be considered the most "real" is:

    • A.

      Documentary

    • B.

      Fiction

    • C.

      Avant garde

    • D.

      Classicism

    Correct Answer
    A. Documentary
    Explanation
    The style of film that would be considered the most "real" is documentary. This is because documentaries aim to present actual events, people, and natural occurrences in a factual and objective manner. Unlike fiction films, which are based on fictional stories and characters, documentaries strive to depict real-life situations and provide viewers with a deeper understanding of the world around them. Avant garde and classicism are not necessarily focused on presenting reality but rather explore experimental or traditional artistic approaches, respectively.

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  • 15. 

    The Realists attempts to capture the spontaneity of events and appears to mirror reality. Another aspect of Realism is when the director:

    • A.

      Stresses content over form

    • B.

      Uses lots of special effects

    • C.

      Utilizes technical aspects and filters

    Correct Answer
    A. Stresses content over form
    Explanation
    Realism in film focuses on depicting events and situations in a way that closely resembles reality. One aspect of Realism is when the director emphasizes the content of the film, such as the story, characters, and themes, rather than prioritizing the aesthetic qualities or formal aspects of filmmaking. By stressing content over form, the director aims to capture the authenticity and spontaneity of real-life events, creating a film that mirrors reality. This approach avoids excessive use of special effects or technical aspects and filters, which may distract from the realistic portrayal of the subject matter.

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  • 16. 

    Check the aspects of film making that show Formalism in film:

    • A.

      Intentionally stylizes and distorts reality

    • B.

      Is concerned with spiritual or psychological ideas

    • C.

      Contains a high degree of technical manipulation

    • D.

      Use real spaces and locations

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Intentionally stylizes and distorts reality
    B. Is concerned with spiritual or psychological ideas
    C. Contains a high degree of technical manipulation
    Explanation
    Formalism in film refers to a style that intentionally stylizes and distorts reality, focusing on spiritual or psychological ideas, and involves a high degree of technical manipulation. This means that the filmmaker deliberately uses visual and narrative techniques to create a heightened or exaggerated reality, exploring deeper themes and emotions. The emphasis on technical manipulation suggests that the filmmaker uses various editing, cinematography, and sound techniques to enhance the visual and auditory experience for the audience. Additionally, the use of real spaces and locations adds a sense of authenticity to the film, despite the intentional stylization and distortion of reality.

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  • 17. 

    Realism is a particular style, whereas reality is the source of the raw material of film.  Both realistic and formalism have aspects of the other in most films. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Realism and reality are related but distinct concepts in film. Realism refers to a specific style of filmmaking that aims to depict events and characters in a realistic and believable manner. On the other hand, reality is the actual source material from which films draw inspiration. While realism is a style, reality is the raw material that filmmakers use to create their works. It is true that both realism and formalism, which is another style, often have elements of each other in most films.

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  • 18. 

    The Realist style of film triesto preserve the illusion that their world is not manipulated. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Realist style of film aims to maintain the belief that the depicted world is unaltered and not manipulated. This means that the filmmakers strive to present a realistic portrayal of events, settings, and characters without any obvious manipulation or artificiality. By doing so, the audience is encouraged to immerse themselves in the story and believe that what they are watching is an accurate representation of reality. This approach is often used in documentary films or dramas that seek to capture the authenticity of real-life situations.

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  • 19. 

    Film makers that are more concerned with what's being shown on the screen rather than how it's manipulated are realists.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Realists in filmmaking prioritize the content and visuals on the screen rather than relying heavily on manipulation techniques. They aim to present a more authentic and natural portrayal of events and characters. This approach focuses on capturing reality as it is, without excessive editing or special effects. Therefore, the statement that film makers who prioritize what is shown on the screen rather than how it's manipulated are realists is true.

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  • 20. 

    In the early 1900"s Georges Melies was creating a number of fantasy films such as A Trip to The Moon were among a group of artists known as :

    • A.

      Formalists

    • B.

      Realists

    • C.

      Drama hogs

    • D.

      Students

    Correct Answer
    A. Formalists
    Explanation
    Georges Melies was a filmmaker known for his innovative and imaginative approach to cinema. He was a pioneer of special effects and used them extensively in his films, including "A Trip to the Moon." The term "formalists" refers to a group of artists who prioritize the formal aspects of art, such as composition, color, and technique. Given Melies' focus on creating visually stunning and fantastical films, it is logical to classify him as a formalist.

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  • 21. 

    The Lumiere brothers were among early film makers who filmed every day life as seen in the film:

    • A.

      L'Age Door

    • B.

      The Infidels

    • C.

      A Train Arriving at A Station

    • D.

      A Trip to the Movies

    Correct Answer
    C. A Train Arriving at A Station
    Explanation
    The Lumiere brothers were pioneers in the early days of filmmaking. They are known for their short films that captured everyday life. One of their most famous films is "A Train Arriving at A Station," which shows a train pulling into a station. This film is significant because it was one of the first films to be shown publicly, marking the birth of the cinema industry. The Lumiere brothers' focus on capturing ordinary moments in their films revolutionized the way people experienced and understood the medium of film.

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  • 22. 

    The point in a film where the hero (or protagonist) chooses to accept the challenge or go on the adventure is called the : 

    • A.

      Precipitating incident

    • B.

      Focal point

    • C.

      Dramatic conclusion

    • D.

      Transformation

    Correct Answer
    A. Precipitating incident
    Explanation
    The precipitating incident in a film refers to the moment when the hero or protagonist makes the decision to accept the challenge or embark on the adventure. It is a crucial turning point in the story that sets the plot in motion and propels the protagonist towards their goal. This incident often introduces a conflict or problem that the hero must face, leading to the development of the narrative and the progression of the story.

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  • 23. 

    The dramatic conclusion of Ferris Buller's Day Off has many characters in the same place.  Who is not at Ferris's house during the climax of the action?

    • A.

      Ferris

    • B.

      The Secretary

    • C.

      Jeannie, the sister

    • D.

      The Father

    Correct Answer
    B. The Secretary
    Explanation
    During the climax of the action in Ferris Buller's Day Off, all the main characters are present at Ferris's house except for the Secretary. The Secretary is not involved in the final scenes of the movie and does not play a significant role in the resolution of the story.

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  • 24. 

    What is the term used when a film begins and ends with a similar scene?

    • A.

      Dead ends

    • B.

      Rear ends

    • C.

      Book ends

    • D.

      Road ends

    Correct Answer
    C. Book ends
    Explanation
    The term used when a film begins and ends with a similar scene is "book ends." This term refers to the practice of structuring a film in a way that mirrors the opening and closing scenes, creating a sense of symmetry and completion. By using this technique, filmmakers can establish a thematic or narrative connection between the beginning and end of the film, providing a satisfying sense of closure for the audience.

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  • 25. 

    Cameron is perhaps the most emotional and complex of the characters in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  Describe the following moments in Cameron's journey:  1. Cameron at first refuses the challenge by Ferris. 2. Cameron realizes that he has gone too far and will have to face the consequences. 3. Cameron has accepted responsibility for his actions and has finally "grown up" in a way.

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