Friday, August 7, 2009

I think I watched my 80's movies out of order. I didn't get around to seeing Breakfast Club until well after Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink had become my favorites. I'd watch those movies over and over again - sometimes I'd have them playing in the background of my apartment in college while I cleaned or studied, just for the comfort of having them on.

Yesterday, John Hughes, writer and director of those movies passed away at the young age of 59. What a sad day for his family, friends and the legions of adults who got through adolescence with the help of a brain, and a basket case, a princess and a criminal.

Thank you, Mr. Hughes, for leaving us with these treasures.

You must read this touching John Hughes story!

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