8. Ferris Bueller adores Cabaret Voltaire, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Every square inch of Ferris Bueller’s bedroom walls is covered by something, and nothing appears more prominently in his bedroom chats with the camera than his poster for Cabaret Voltaire. Ferris Bueller may have been the kind of worldly, quirky guy who would rock Wayne Newton’s “Danke Schoen” at a parade, then follow it up with The Beatles, but one of the biggest names in early progressive electronic music? Doubtful. As the movie makes abundantly clear, Bueller is a man of the people, and his musical tastes would likely be similarly populist, if slightly edgy. Cabaret Voltaire hardly fits a guy who programmed his extremely expensive keyboard—the Emu Emulator II retailed for $8,000 in its day—to make coughing and barfing sounds. Director John Hughes, on the other hand? Probably a big fan.