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August 6th, 2009

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10:36 pm
And as far as John Hughes goes I don't care what anyone says, and I don't care what they use as evidence: Home Alone 3, Flubber, or even Baby's Day Out.

He is redeemed if not just for Ferris Bueller's Day Off but also for Planes, Trains and Automobiles as well as The Breakfast Club.

We're still on the fence about Weird Science, though.

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Date:August 7th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
Duk is a character who leaves me conflicted. Gedde Wantanabe is freakin' hilarious, and "Auto-mo-BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILE?!" gets me every time. But on the other hand, the gong and references to "The Chinaman" do leave me cold.

I finally decided that Duk is portrayed as he is perceived by his white, upper-middle-class suburban host family. There's enough suburban parody in the film that this could work. It's cheap justification, I know, but the family is so ignorant that it's exactly how I'd expect them to treat a foreign student whose first language is not English and whose culture is completely different from that of the 1980s American suburbs.

Edited at 2009-08-07 03:56 pm (UTC)

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