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Originally Posted by Rieper /forum/post/16956679
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
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.