Tuesday, August 18, 2009

John Hughes

John Hughes was born February 18, 1950. Died August 6th, 2009.
He is one of the most influential writers of teen angst from the 1980s and 90s. He wrote and directed some of my all time favorite movies of the 80s.
Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Some Kind of Wonderful,
Uncle Buck,

and Pretty In Pink; I'm sure there are more that I just can't remember at this moment. These movies I could watch over and over again and to this day they still can make me laugh right out loud. Plus they were movies that were about things teens are going through. Who wouldn't want the popular guy in school to like you, who doesn't want to just fit in, who doesn't want to take a whole day off and just have fun? All these movies did that.

He was only 59 years old, and had a heart attack. Life is so fragile.

Thank you John for all these movies that I grew up with and can quote even today.

Like "Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?" or "I'm thinking of trying out for a scholarship" or "Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain... ...and an athlete...
...and a basket case...
...a princess...
...and a criminal...
Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club". From the Breakfast Club

Or "Lake, Big Lake!", "You know, I'm getting input here that I'm reading as relatively hostile", "Oto-mo-biiile?" All from Sixteen Candles.

There are so many...no need to go on. But if you haven't seen these movies. Rent them!

They are worth it!

I also recently found this post from John Hughes' pen pal. Not only did we lose a gret writer/director, but a great man.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I read the post that you linked to, and I am sitting here crying like a freak. Anytime those movies are on: 2 in the afternoon, or 2 in the morning I have to watch them.