with the recent passing of farrah and michael it seems like the icons that defined my youth are all up and leaving...but yesterday came a bigger blow:
John Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer and writer. He made some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s, including National Lampoon's Vacation; Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Weird Science; The Breakfast Club; Some Kind of Wonderful; Sixteen Candles; Pretty in Pink; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Uncle Buck; Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. (from wikipedia)
high school WAS a john hughes film...i can vividly recall going to the theatre multiple times to see the 'fab five' hughes films:
the breakfast club ~ i wanted to be claire and have a secret crush on john bender...who didn't like someone who your parent's didn't want you to go out with??
some kind of wonderful ~ i was tempted to cut my hair like watts and i wanted to learn how to play drums
sixteen candles ~ i could watch this movie a million times and never grow tired of it...i even thought michael anthony hall was cute, but what girl wouldn't want jake to drive up in a red porshe and whisk her away?
pretty in pink ~ jon cryer will forever by duckie dale.
ferris bueller's day off ~ 'bueller, bueller'
a great writer and director, R.I.P john huges...