This script is classic & timeless. To top it off, it had a fantastic cast, & remarkable crew bringing to the fore-front youth issues we all faced at one time or another growing up. It was a wonderful combination that made the viewer laugh & cry. Most importantly, Judd Nelson (my favorite) Molly, Emilio, Anthony, & Ally's performances in this movie forced the viewer to learn & see the world thru their eyes by getting an in-depth look at the way their family background molded their personalities---- this is where the viewer learns the most important lesson of all---to accept people as they are, for all types of personalities can find some common ground to communicate with each other and no matter what your background is, we all have a deep need to be accepted and loved, we all deserve justice,and we all deserve a fair shot at the best life we can possibly make for ourselves.
there are no words to discribe how genius this script is. do you think that the cast knew how amazing this movie would be. it changed my life and the lives of many.
a little knon fact~john bender was to be played by John Cusack but instead given to judd nelson
and andrew clark was to be played by micheal anthony hall but someone was related to emelio estivez and that is how he got the part... giving micheal the chance to be brian
just imagine how bad it would have benn if it was like that...agh disgusting to think about it
You know the caracters right from page 1
by: Jantie Vis ()
Comment No. 11 18-Oct-2004, 14:33 GMT
If you have seen the movie or read the screenplay you will already know the caracters from the first 2 minutes or the first page. You know each personality and how they cope with their enviorment.
Their day together changes their personalities for the better for the rest of their lives.
Very good writing and it has your attention from the first scene or page.
I love john bender. He's so awesome. Judd Nelson did an excellent job playing him. I felt I could relate to him and to brian (anthony michael hall) teh most because I appear as a rebel but in all reality I feel like an outcast because I'm the goodie goodie of my friends because I don't do drugs or have sex. I there was just something completley sexy about bender because he appears as a tough guy but he really is sad and scared. I want to take him home and hug him. I'm glad he got to hook up with someone though, he needs a little happiness in his life.
THIS MOVIE IS SO AWESOME!!!! I'VE SEEN IT LIKE 15 TIMES!!!
I LOVE HOW ANYBODY CAN RELATE WITH ANY CHARACTER.AND HOW IT DEALS WITH REAL ISSUES THAT EVERY TEENAGER FACES. THIS MOVIE IS BY FAR ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES EVER!!
My name is Andrea Lodovicetti. I'm 29 y.o. and I'm living at Rome (ITALY) where I'm attending a course of Direction in the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the great National School of Cinematograpy in Italy. (www.snc.it)
Few things about me, first: my debut is in the 1990, but my first real film awarded is in the 2002: "Director's cut". In 2003 I wrote and directed "Untitled - stories without name", short film showed in the "Venice International film festival". With this short, I won many national and international awards.
- 1^ PRIZE, BEST AUDIOVISUAL LANGUAGE USING DIGITAL
CINEMA TECHNOLOGY AT "FESTIVAL DEI DUE MONDI",
- 1^ PRIZE, SPECIAL AWARD OF THE JURY AT "FESTIVAL
DEI DUE MONDI", SPOLETO, 2003
- SHOWN AT VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL,
- 1^ PRIZE, FANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, BEST
LOCAL SHORT FILM, ITALY, 2003
- 1^ PRIZE GRAND PRIX OF JURY, BEST SHORTMOVIE,
"ALTERNATIVE FILM FESTIVAL", ITALY, 2003
- PRIZE OF THE JURY, KIMERA FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY
- 1^ PRIZE, BEST INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS,
CORTOxCORTO, ITALY, 2004
- BEST SCREENPLAY, "LAVORI IN FESTIVAL DAMS", ITALY,
- 2^ PRIZE, SANTENA FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY, 2004
- BEST SCREENPLAY, SALENTOFINIBUSTERRAE, ITALY, 2004
- SELECTED AND SCREENED AT MONTECATINI INTERNATIONAL
- 1^ PRIZE, BEST SHORT FILM, CIVITANOVA FILM
FESTIVAL , ITALY 2004
- BEST SCREENPLAY, FESTIVAL CINEMALB@R, ITALY, 2004
- 2^ PRIZE, "TURNO DI NOTTE", ITALY 2004
- WINNER OF THE "EUROPEAN FILMMAKER" FESTIVAL, 2004
- SELECTED AND SCREENED AT CAPE TOWN FILM FESTIVAL
(SOUTH AFRICA), 2005
- SELECTED AND SCREENED, AWARD OF THE JURY AT
VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, USA 2005
In the school (in Cinecitt?, 3 years of full course) we?re working with famous italian?s personality: GIUSEPPE ROTTUNNO, Fellini?s Director of photography, PIERO TOSI, Visconti?s costumist, we make a workshop with BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI, NANNI MORETTI, PAOLO VIRZI?, MARIO MONICELLI, DINO RISI and make many short and more with them as our teacher.
In fact, by school's production, I also made 'Fragile' (2004, shooted in 35mm) and actually I'm preparing 'The devil'. I'll shot it in 35mm in september 2005. Now I?m in mix room with ?8 secondi lordi? ? a digital short made with PAOLO SORRENTINO (director of ?Consequences of love? ? Cannes 2004).
Now: In the 2006, I'll can be able to make a full length movie (not a short). We will not payed, but we will have a possibility to make a real -distribuited- movie! So, I'm looking for a 'non only italian story' (I mean the type and kind of writing), wrote by a non-only-italian screenwriter: I want to make a great work with italian and non italian young film-maker: I'm sure that this kind of joint venture could be a very good way of work (a new way of work!).
We are young, and we have a same dream: make a movie as soon as possible! Why don't try, then?
My idea, also considering those that can be the intentions of the Italian producers in this time, move into two directions. First idea is that to write a story of young people (on the typology of 'The breakfast club' of J.Hughes, 1987); the other that to write a thriller movie (or also the two ideas in one plot, but not as a classic usa teen-thriller-movie!). I prefer (they prefer) a passional, dramatic, emotive story of young character. Also with italian people with american people...
However, attention: I?m interested about every kind of story. A good story is a good story: romance, action, suspance or adventure? I don't look for a plot of a precise kind, but excite!!! :)
Now, if your are still interested, I would ask you to send me your story, maximum 2-3 pages typed standards, where you explain me the evolution of the story and the characters. In the mail, please write also a short loglines of the story (synopsy), and (only if you can), write it in Italian. If you can?t, it doesn?t matter, don?t worry!
And' obviously recommended the contemporary formulation of the story and the Italian contest. If I like your story (and producer like too), then we?ll can write the screenplay.
Finally: in 2006 I'll can be able to make a movie: if you want, you'll can do that with me!
THIS IS NOT A WAY TO MAKE MONEY, BUT ONLY TO MAKE A MOVIE!
Write me back soon, and thanks for your time and attention!
Andrea Lodovicetti ? ITALY
PS: You can say I'm dreamer... yes, I'm a dreamer... 'but I'm not the only one'
someone said... :)
Hmmm..Let me describe one of the BEST and most honored Bratpack movies ever. A remarkable cast, and real life problems are one of the biggest issues here. Judd Nelson has the best role, as John Bender. EVERYTHING about him is perfect! His clothes, especially his hair, his eyes, and how completely gorgeous he is!! i'm only 14, and i feel like the 80's are definitely the best! far better than now, when we have rap and stuff. We need more movies like this, that are fun, and exciting and not so future-like like today's movies. John Hughes created a masterpiece which will live on in my heart forever. This is my favorite movie in the world!!!!
No doubt the insightfulness of the screenwriter into the most difficult schooldays of most adolescent?s lives is unmatched anywhere else as far as movies go.
But having watched this movie a great many times and being a screen writer myself, I cringed at the unrealistic part of the movie where the Jock screams after getting high on pot and the glass window in the door behind him shatters.
Everything that happened in the movie could have most definitely happened in our own real life experiences, but not that. And that one instance of non realism carries the potential for destroying the whole movie.
That?s what happens when you accept the concept of sensationalism and this whole Hollywood thing where for the sake of entertainment and laughs, something is done which in real life is impossible and hence the whole production is ruined.
It?s very much like the process of cooking. You spend the whole day simmering the most incredible soup and in the end you happen to put to much salt. You went a little too far with trying to spice it up and now the whole thing is ruined?..
We watched this film for our Interaction & Communication (Psychology) class Film Analysis Paper (it was one of the films we could choose from).
It's worth watching, although much of the first part might be shocking. It gets pretty good towards the end, though, and the music - Don't you forget about me, by Simple Mind (I think)...
Suitable age: 16+, I guess.
I have become rather fascinated with screenplays. Obviously so different from reading a book where the world is created by the words on the page rather than only the character's voice and actions. Reading the script for Hotel Rwanda (which at the time I had not seen) I was left flat and barely made it half way - there was just not enough to picture it, and feel the story. This awakened my interest and I wondered how those reading and selecting scripts made decisions about them - how do they pick a great one? So I kept reading, some leapt out as exceptional Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - utterly brilliant I was hooked from the first page. Dead Poets Society (a movie by the way I loved) not so much - I wonder how much of that film was reliant on utterly brilliant performances, cinematography and director's vision. Im going on and on so will stop but this - this script was in the Butch Cassidy class - hooked from the beginning!