Sunday, February 20, 2011

영어 Through Entertainment #6: Anyone? Anyone? Buehler?

Ferris Buehler's Day Off is Hilarious, Even Today
Ferris Buehler's Day Off  (1986), a movie set in suburban Chicago, is about a high school student (played by Matthew Broderick), who skips school for a day.  While taking attendance, the teacher calls out Ferris' name.  Here is the clip.

The point is that this economics teacher, a very boring teacher, called attendance in a very boring tone, and he also taught in that same tone.  He asked his class questions by saying "Anyone, anyone?" in the same way he asked "Bueller, Bueller?"  The teacher received the same response: silence.

Today, if you say "Bueller, Bueller?" then you are looking for a response, but aren't getting one.  In fact, your audience may be absent (like Ferris Bueller), or totally uninterested (like the students), or don't have the answer. 

Note:  This movie is pretty old (25 years), and so adults are probably the only ones that will understand the reference.
Extra:  One famous scene featured the The Beatles' famous song, Twist and Shout.  Here is another clip from the movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Extra:  The Beatles' famous song Twist and Shout figured prominently in the movie.


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