You will live on in Samantha and Ferris and Allison. And in all of us.
Dorky, but true. As my best friend from high school emailed me this afternoon, "Can you imagine what our teenage years would have been without his movies?" No. In fact, I'm not sure who I'd be today if we hadn't watched The Breakfast Club every weekend from age 14-17.*
Please read this interview John Hughes did with Molly Ringwald for Seventeen in 1986. And of course play this while you do it.
(Photo courtesy of Everett Collection/Rex Features) *You would be amazed by how slightly I am exaggerating.