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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Update on the Ferris Bueller score story

A followup on that story about Robert writing an unused score for Ferris Bueller's Day Off: "There is a very good book about John Hughes called "You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried." Came out about a year ago and talks about this specific issue. It is true that John's music supervisor at the time of Ferris was close with Robert and sent him the famous scene where the characters are going through the Chicago Museum of Art and Robert did indeed write a piece of Instrumental Music for the scene. Apparently John Hughes wanted his music supervisor to work for him exclusively but this guy worked for a big record label and said that it was not possible. So John Hughes fired him and with him went the piece the Robert wrote for the film. A new music supervisor was hired with no relationship with Robert and a new band was brought in to score the scene." (Thanks DVosskuhler)

9 comments:

  1. thanks! wish we could hear it, love that scene!

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  2. I'm betting Robert still has it in one of his legendary "boxes in the attic". He really should let me go through them one day, and get them sorted & cataloged for him. : )

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  3. really interesting - glad we got that story straightened out

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  4. Isnt' the song that was used an instrumental version of the Smiths' "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want?"

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  5. haha agreed Craig! We'd all love that very much!

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  6. huh! interesting stuff.
    those boxes in the attic are the stuff of legends!

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  7. it was "please please..." but done by dream academy

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  8. That was a great scene with great music as is - makes me giddy to think what Robert came up with instead!! I'm sure its stored somewhere Craig!

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