In Ferris Bueller's day off in the museum scene: we see Cameron staring intently at a certain painting, I was wondering what the meaning behind this is.


He sees himself.

John Hughes explained that whilst looking closer at this painting Cameron keeps seeing less and less of the child, he also thinks that the child is him, and if you looked close at him (Cameron) you would see nothing. Here's the video where he explains this.

  • Your explanation stays quite...cryptic really. I have a hard time making out what you're trying to say here. Can you elaborate a little more what you mean with this, especially in a way that doesn't have us rely on an ephemeral YouTube commentary too much? – Napoleon Wilson Dec 31 '18 at 2:33
  • @NapoleonWilson i hope this edit clarified (at least a little) i'm sorry not quite sure where my sense of organization was whilst writing this :/ – Daeron Dec 31 '18 at 2:44

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