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I can't tell you what it was like for me to see "The Breakfast Club" when I was 15. It seems kind of silly now, but at the time I really thought I saw myself on the screen. Except of course they had better dialogue, which made me love it even more.


I used to anticipate Hughes' movies like geeks anticipating Star Wars sequels. I bet I listened to the "Pretty in Pink" soundtrack on cassette more than any other other recording in my lifetime. I was in love with Molly Ringwald, and kept the Life magazine with her on the cover for years. And don't even get me started on Ferris Beuller, who replaced Ducky Dale as my idol. I don't think it's a coincidence that I've lived just about all my adult life in Chicago. All of this because of John Hughes. This one hurts.
 

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This one hurts.

I haven't been this upset over a "celebrity" death since Paul Newman.
 

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This man WAS the 80's! He defined the culture of an entire decade with movies that are certainly in just about every home in America. He was a man that made movies with a focus on family and all the real problems and joys that go with them. He was a man that spoke to and shaped the teens of the 80's. He will be sorely missed.
 

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Wow, this does sting. Rest in Peace, and thanks for the great stories you told me in my younger years...
 

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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000455/


This man was a LEGEND. He INVENTED the teen movie!


Wrote and/or directed films such as 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Some Kind of Wonderful, and Home Alone.


A part of my youth died today.


RIP John Hughes

And the amazing movie that may have started it all, "The Breakfast Club".
 

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Originally Posted by kevinp8192 /forum/post/16957592


I can't tell you what it was like for me to see "The Breakfast Club" when I was 15. It seems kind of silly now, but at the time I really thought I saw myself on the screen. Except of course they had better dialogue, which made me love it even more.


I used to anticipate Hughes' movies like geeks anticipating Star Wars sequels. I bet I listened to the "Pretty in Pink" soundtrack on cassette more than any other other recording in my lifetime. I was in love with Molly Ringwald, and kept the Life magazine with her on the cover for years. And don't even get me started on Ferris Beuller, who replaced Ducky Dale as my idol. I don't think it's a coincidence that I've lived just about all my adult life in Chicago. All of this because of John Hughes. This one hurts.

John Bender has been an idol of mine forever. I wait for the opportunity to insert "It'll be anarchy" in any conversation I can, same for the mantra that "anything more than a handful is wasted". SO many quotes. I know I'll use them until i go even if the others don't get the joke.
 

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1331095/


Was completed before his death so it's not a cheap gimmick or anything.. I have a feeling it's going to be infinitely more popular now of course.

Wow, lots of great names in that cast! Could turn out to be a fun movie.
 
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