Review of The Breakfast Club Essay

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Review of The Breakfast Club


The Breakfast Club is a teen-movie set in the 1980’s directed by John
Hughes. John Hughes has directed other teen films, these films
include: (in chronological order)

· National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

· Sixteen Candles (1984)

· The Breakfast Club (1985)

· Pretty In Pink (1986)

· Home Alone (1990)

· 101 Dalmatians (1996)

· Flubber (1997).

All of these films are aimed at the same audience, teenagers. These
films all have a thing in common that all the actors and actresses are
teenagers (except in flubber).

We know that The Breakfast Club is meant for teenagers because there
is a quote by David Bowie which talks about children
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They go away at the end of the day as friends, and in
couples, Alison and Andy, Claire and John and Brian and his work.

The Breakfast Club starts with the title sequence, a very plain black
background with the names in gold, orange writing, in a very simple
font. This suggests that the film is going to be for teenagers, you
can also tell that this isn’t going to be an action film from the
opening credits because it isn’t full of special effects and also the
font would be big and bold. The stars names are in alphabetical order
apart from John Hughes’s name, which is broadcast first because he is
the selling point of the film, because he is the main star and
attraction to the film. On the title sequence music is played by the
band simple minds, which specially wrote this song, “ Don’t you forget
about me” for the film. This tells us that the film will be about full
of different types of characters, each character is different in a
different way and wants to stand out. Also, none of the characters
wants to be “forgotten” after they have completed their detention.

In the opening title sequence, the film the credits are scrolled onto
the screen and then the quote from David Bowie shatters into pieces.
This is to symbolize that the children are going to break free.
Smashing glass symbolizes, rebellion and freedom. After the screens
shatters a shot of the outside of Shermer…