Thursday, August 6, 2009

Good-bye John Hughes

Writer and Director, John Hughes, died of a heart attack today at age 59.

This man made movies that were a HUGE part of my life growing up and being riddled with hormones, teenage angst and the longing in my soul to just "belong".

Sixteen Candles
Pretty In Pink

Breakfast Club

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

I probably did belong... it's just when you are a teenager, it never feels like you do. You are all pimply and hormone-y and out of control emotionally as well as physically - growing boobies and hair in weird places and feeling all funny and tingly inside.

Thank-you Mr. Hughes for helping me know I wasn't alone... thank-you for Molly Ringwald and "Jake" from Sixteen Candles... Thank-you for the completely accurate picture of teenage life, our bizarre parents and what we all had to go through. Thank-you for all my teenage heart-throbs... "Duckie" in Pretty in Pink and my love of Andrew McCarthy (who looks like a complete nancy-boy to me today) Thank-you for the soundtracks I listened to over and over and over and over ad nauseum.

Mr. Hughes also made some classic, classic, GREAT comedies - Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, National Lampoon's Vacation, Christmas Vacation...
His talent enjoyed by many - good-bye John Hughes. Safe travels wherever you may be...


Cheryl said...

What?? John Hughes? 59 is way too young, 59 years not nearly enough.

I grew up with him too. I loved all his movies but my favorite was 16 Candles (soundtrack, too!). I watched that one over and over and over again. Every time, though, I'd wish that she'd wise up and pick poor Duckie. He was so sweet! Actually I guess she did, in a way, in Some Kind of Wonderful. Andrew McCarthy, whatever happened to him? I should google him.

Cheryl said...

Oh! Oh! Don't forget, if you want, that is, to pass the blog awards on to ten or however many people you want to pass them along to. I kinda made up my own rules as to why and how, why not? But most people choose 5 or 10 folks to pass them on to.

Shanster said...

I haven't forgotten but I'm just really daft about collecting them! Copy and paste??

and thank-you again!!