Friday, August 7, 2009
So, yeah ... John Hughes died.
For a blog like mine, with such an emphasis on pop culture, I have to mention his death. And also because so many of his films are things I truly enjoy.
National Lampoon's Vacation
The Breakfast Club
National Lampoon's European Vacation
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
And those are just the films of his I really love! I didn't mention others I merely like. How many filmmakers can we say this about? That have had so many movies that a generation fell in love with?
And what makes them truly great, to me, is their rewatch-ability. We can watch them time and again and still laugh and enjoy them. That says it all.
So many other bloggers are highlighting Hughes. Here are a few:
The Daily What - Movie Montage
The Kind of Face You Hate
That Blue Yak
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
As a side note, as a teenager, I associated most with Allison Reynolds, Ally Sheedy's character from "The Breakfast Club". She was the outcast, loner weirdo, and that is how I felt for my entire high school experience.
Was definitely cool to relate to someone else, even if it was a girl, in a movie.
L.I.M Mr. Hughes. And thank you.