Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The passing of john hughes
a good chunk of my childhood was spent in the '80s and like many, i learned about life, culture, humor, and teenage independence from films like: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Home Alone, Uncle Buck, and Sixteen Candles. at the time i didn't know these incredible and influential films were the product of genius from one man, director/writer john hughes. unfortunately, hughes' name has been added to the list of several well-known celebrities that have passed within the last year. it's discouraging friends, and a little frightening that this list continues to grow so rapidly, especially when many are much too young to be gone.
what follows is an article from The New York Times written about popular '80s actress, molly ringwald, regarding her former mentor, john hughes.
The Neverland Club, by Molly Ringwald