In "The Breakfast Club" five disparate personalities, each secure in his identity and yet filled with insecurities, spend a lazy Saturday confined to Detention at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois, for various and sundry school violations. Yet each character has a troubled life as foreshadowed by his very presence in Detention. Families mold, intentionally or not, their children into little reflections of themselves. School, thru peer pressure, thru the various academic and social clubs, and thru the imaginary audience, serves to enhance the socialization process begun at home. Students are labeled and are not allowed to change "their worlds".
While that section of the movie is going on the camera angle makes the principal look really big because Bender is sitting down and the camera angle is angled up at the principal. Later in the movie he has all of them running in the hallway to go get marijuana. They are about to get caught but he tells the rest of the group to go back to the library and he takes the blame for not being in the library. The principal finds him and takes him to a closet by himself to sit for the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ays in them. This movie was the bases of all other teenage movies.
The principle comes in and states the rules for the day and his attitude is not very appropriate for his position in the school. He talks to the students as if they are adults are not expected to go anywhere in their future lives. He is especially harsh toward Bender and does not try to hide his feelings. As the movie begins Claire is the first one shown being dropped off. Her dad tells her it’s for defectives but she isn’t defective for skipping school to go shopping.
In the early 1980s the movie, The Breakfast Club, which was directed and produced by John Hughes was released to the public. This movie is about how five teenage kids, all coming from different financial backgrounds, each from different cliques yet all are spending their Saturday in high school detention. The characters include Claire the preppy, well off girl, Andrew the varsity athlete, Brain the little nerdy boy who seems to come from a normal working class family, then there is Allison the girl known as the basket case, and lastly there is Bender. Bender is the problem child of the group, he is the social outcast and is the main focus throughout the story line. The teens, once locked in the school library are told to write a paper, a
In the movie, “The Breakfast Club”, five young adults are portrayed to a tee, representing a cross cultural view of the teens attending high school in suburban Chicago in 1985. The year in which the movie is set is immaterial, because the game is the same, whether it is 1955 or 1995. The opening scene of this “classic” movie shows the five students arriving to school at approximately seven thirty in the morning, Saturday, to serve their punishment, the dreaded Saturday detention that many of us had to submit to. This grievous application of student torture was utilized by school administrators to punish, reform and deter schoolboys and schoolgirls from breaking any rules and regulations. The scene is narrated by the brain of the group, the know it all, dorky, goofy, nerd whose idea of fun was to grow fungus and compete in the academic decathlon.
Since he was already trying to find more ways to make money, he decides to team up with a former student, Jesse, and put his chemistry expertise to the test. Methamphetamine becomes his top and seemingly only priority. Although he may seem like nothing more than a humble chemistry teacher to everyone else, and may even appear docile, he is everything but that as the show rolls through the sixty two episodes. Walter spends his days lying to everyone around him. He quits his job at the carwash without telling his wife and family, and instead of going to work in the afternoons, he begins cooking methamphetamine in a recreational vehicle with Jesse, which was stolen by Jesse’s friend.
The Principal aims at preventing Danny from having the same fate as his brother and eventually ending up in jail, because he has hope in him and does not want to abandon him in this unhealthy environment, starting with Seth, the former obese friend of Derek, deeply racist and hateful toward African-Americans. After his release from prison, Derek realizes the consequences of his behavior on Danny and in what situation he has left his family. Follows... ... middle of paper ... ...y the sudden death of the little brother, his blood splashing symbolically his essay in the school toilets as a finger salute to this attempt to break this cycle of violence, as if it always had the last word. It's a bit the feeling that the viewer at the end of the film because all the efforts of two brothers to restore order in both of their lives are ruined by this murder committed by a black classmate Danny with whom he had an altercation earlier. The helplessness and the inevitability feelings in a society where hate always ends up winning, but also bitter, seeing the waste of two lives.
The movie is starring: Emilio Estevez, known for popular movies like The Outsiders; Molly Ringwald, who starred in movies like Pretty in Pink and 16 Candles; Anthony Michael Hall, who was in the movie 16 Candles with Molly Ringwald; and Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson, they both starred in St. Elmo’s Fire. There couldn’t be anyone better to portray the characters in the movie than these actors. This movie was filmed at a high school, inside of a school library. The movie begins with the students getting picked off at school by their parents on a Saturday morning. The students go to the library to s... ... middle of paper ... ...ke “basket case”, “criminal”, “athlete”, “brain”, and “princess”.
The Breakfast Club is a movie made in nineteen eighty-five, directed by John Hughes. The plot follows five students at Shermer High School, as they attend for Saturday detention on March 24 on nineteen eighty-four. The students are not complete strangers to each other, but the five of them are from completely different cliques or social groups. John Bender “The Criminal” is one of the worst behaved kids in school, does drugs and is always involved in some kind of trouble, Claire Standish “The Princess” is one of the most popular girls in school, all the guys want to date her. Brian Johnson “The Brain” is the typical nerd, he is really smart in school, but has no idea about relationships, parties or drugs.
In the memoir, True Notebooks, by Mark Salzman describes his experience as a teacher in an L.A. Central Juvenile Hall. At first, Mark was indecisive on whether or not he is doing the right thing to volunteer and teach a group of male juvenile delinquents how to write. Mark was reluctant and he couldn’t refuse. The first day of his class ended better than he had expected. With simple prompts that Mark assigns, these young criminals, have an opportunity to write about their life experiences.