Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Movie Trivia Answers 11/8

Well, I think you all listed every place Sloane, Cameron and Ferris went in Chicago in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Ritzy restaurant, Sears Tower, Chicago Board of Trade, Art Museum, baseball game, Parade, and Someone's pool/hot tub (Cameron's?)

Here are some odd bits of trivia courtesy of IMDB:

Sloane is named for Sloane Tanen, daughter of then-Paramount head Ned Tanen, but in earlier versions of the script, was named "Tandy".
(Of course, I found that VERY interesting)

"During the parade several of the people seen dancing (including the construction worker and the window washer) originally had nothing to do with the film. They were simply dancing to the music being played and John Hughes found it so humorous that he told the camera operators to record it."

"The bus scene that plays during the ending credits was a scene cut from the movie. It was meant to take place after Jeanie announced that she called the police, and Roonie had to find a place to hide. This explains why the sky isn't dark, and why a bus is taking students home at six o'clock in the evening."

"John Cusack, Jim Carrey, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr. and Michael J. Fox were all considered for the role of Ferris Bueller."

Okay, I could see Michael J. Fox, Jim Carrey, and John Cusack playing the role, but Tom Cruise? Johnny Depp?

New question on Saturday!


Libby said...

I love John Cusack!

MightyMom said...

thank you for the inspiration to break that old VHS out of the cupboard and enjoy it once again!!

what a fabulous movie!

I did watch it sat night by the way...but the kids started puking early Mon morning and have just barely stopped so I haven't been by to let you know

Anonymous said...

I love this movie. One of my all-time faves.

I think John Cusack could have done a good job.