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Sneaky Music in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Revisit music from 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' to learn about a Hollywood term called "sneaking in and out"


Music plays a crucial role in movies. It helps set a mood, enhance storytelling, support visuals, create memorable moments, shape rhythm and pace, and reflect cultural context.

With this in mind, let's explore scenes from Ferris Bueller's Day Off in which music plays a key role. As you watch, you'll learn about a technique called "sneaking in and out" — and how sound designers use it to manipulate your attention and emotions.

This mini course is part of Chicago Movie Tours' series Film 101, Chicago Style.


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This is an excerpt from our mini course Sneaky Music in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

In the clip, Kelli recounts how our mini courses work. Then, she explains how music and dialogue work in tandem in a pivotal scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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