One of the most memorable scenes in one of the most memorable John Hughes movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:
EXT. STATE STREET. FLOAT Ferris is playing "TWIST AND SHOUT" on the accordian. The girls on the float are singing. FERRIS WELL, SHAKE IT UP, BABY, NOW! GIRLS SHAKE IT UP, BABY FERRIS TWIST AND SHOUT! GIRLS TWIST AND SHOUT! FERRIS COME ON, COME ON, COME ON, BABY ON! COME ON AND WORK IT ON OUT! GIRLS WORK IT ON OUT! EXT. STREET. SLOANE AND CAMERON They continue their conversation. SLOANE The future's worse for a boy, isn't it? Cameron doesn't understand what she means. SLOANE A girl can always bail out and have a baby and get some guy to support her. CAMERON That's a pretty grim thought. SLOANE True, but it's an option. No options is worse. CAMERON I don't know what I'm gonna do. SLOANE College. CAMERON Yeah, but to do what? SLOANE What are you interested in? CAMERON Nothing. SLOANE Me either. They walk on for a few beats. We HEAR "TWIST AND SHOUT" GROWING LOUDER AND LOUDER. The sons is taking over all the other tunes in the band. It's infecting the entire parade. CAMERON What do you think Ferris is gonna do? EXT. STATE STREET. MARCHING BAND They're playing TWIST AND SHOUT. EXT. STREET. MOUNTED POLICE OFFICER He's singing. POLICE OFFICER YOU KNOW YOU LOOK SO GOOD! EXT. STREET. PUNKS A band of PUNKS are dancing on the roof of a news kiosk. PUNKS LOOK SO GOOD! EXT. STREET MOTHER AND HER CHILDREN A WOMAN and her two TODDLERS sing along. WOMAN YOU KNOW YOU LOOK SO FINE! TODDLERS LOOK SO FINE! EXT. STREET. BLACK TEENAGER He's wearing a shower cap and a maroon overcoat. TEENAGER COME ON AND TWIST A LITTLE CLOSER! EXT. STREET. OLD NEWSPAPER SELLER He singing along. NEWSPAPER SELLER TWIST A LITTLE CLOSER! EXT. STREET. CHOIR GROUP They're marching down the parade. They're singing in their angleic voices. CHOIR AND LET ME KNOW THAT YOU'RE MINE! EXT. STREET. STREET CLEANERS With their brooms ready... STREET CLEANERS KNOW THAT YOU'RE MINE! EXT. STREET. DECK The entire parade is singing and playing "TWIST AND SHOUT". EXT. STREET. VIEWING STAND The POLITICIANS and their WIVES stand up. POLITICIANS AND WIVES AH! EXT. STREET. VIEWING STAND The CLERGYMEN stand. CLERGYMEN AH! EXT. STREET. VETERANS Marching in formation and in WWII uniforms. VETERANS AH! EXT. STREET. FLOAT Ferris leads the Beauty Queens in the rousing finale. FERRIS AH! EXT. STREET. WIDE AND HIGH The entire parade is at frenzy pitch. PARADE AHHHHH! The SOUND OF THE VOICES blends with the SOUND OF A RED-LINED HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE.
Here is the scene from the movie:
[Originally posted August 7, 2009]