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John Hughes – Don’t you forget about me…

One of the defining cultural figures of my gen has unexpectedly permanently chilled.

John Hughes made or was involved in the creation of a number of movies that were defining moments of my “coming of age” in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

I have always identified and commiserated with the characters in The Breakfast Club, Ferris Beuller and Pretty in Pink. Those flicks, along with The Big Chill and St. Elmo’s Fire pretty much clamped on to my in-between gen – as in between the Boomers and the Gen Xers.

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I still have a crush on Molly Ringwald.

10103186Thanks to da man. His work will be missed. I laughed.

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2 Comments

  1. trashee says:

    Yeah. Me too. Loved Judd Nelson’s character… reminded me of some of my buds (and me too, I guess) at the time…plus the movie features Simple Minds’ best tune…

  2. Ken says:

    Breakfast Club is one of my favourite movies. Handsdown the best Hughes movie… although Ferris comes in a very very closed second.

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