Thursday, August 6, 2009

John Hughes, we won't forget about you.

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.


  1. I cant imagine growing up without his films. Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and Breakfast Club influenced me so much from my taste in music and clothes to angst in high school...who I am I kidding? High school and beyond!

  2. i believe you. because we watched ferris bueller's day off multiple times every weekend in high school.

  3. bummer days. wasn't i just telling you how ducky lip syncing to try a little tenderness is one of my favorite all time moments in film?

  4. Seriously. As the chick who wasn't cool enough to even talk to the "outside" peeps in his films -- even I needed him desperately.

    Oh, and try to catch Molly R. on stage sometime if you can. She's devastating.And she lives in France now.

  5. Couldn't have said it better myself. He will be missed. He defined our childhoods.

  6. my adolescence was almost entirely his fault, and i mean that in the best possible way.

  7. i still watch this everytime it comes on t.v.

  8. have you seen this?


  9. One of the best, I need to go watch it again! Movie night tonight, no one has a choice.

    Gosh he was good.

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  11. yes. i have to say i may have grown into a different adult without his movies in my teen years.

    love JH.