Friday, August 07, 2009

I am very sad that John Hughes died

Like a lot of people who grew up in the eighties, John Hughes was a huge part of my life.

I'd seen pretty much every movie, but was particularly spoken to by The Breakfast Club (guess which one I was), Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller.

So I was pretty devestated this morning (and even had a little cry) when I heard he'd died - and also, 59 seems remarkably young.

RIP John. You gave me (and my whole generation) and language for being a teenager. Also, I suspect you may have had a big impact on proms becoming part of the UK school scene. (And, also, just discovered you wrote Maid in Manhattan, which I also loved - what do post-teens do for kicks when they grow up? Watch chick flicks.)

2 comments:

ddadmin said...

My Condolences to his family, I loved some of his movies especially the breakfast club, Home Alone and Home Alone 2. Definitely his movies defined a generation as well as gave us plenty of chuckles. For all his fans I have collected some good sites and articles (more than 250 sites ) related to his latest news coverage, biography, Movies, Movie Quotes and Interviews. If you are interested take a look at the below link
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surrey said...

I remember "pretty in pink" is a great story.........