A little piece of my childhood has been yanked from my heart with the passing of John Hughes. He might have never been recognized by the Academy – but he has been recognized by millions of people across the nation. His films remain forever in our hearts, and in our memories. 16 candles, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, and Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, are among the favorite classics within my generation. During the ’80s, he gave a generation of young adults, freedom of expression, and a forum of teenage angst and undying laughter.
He has been recognized by esteemed critics like Roger Ebert and a roster of actors who have credited him for their achievements and incredible influences. There will never be another John Hughes in our lifetime.
The list of films Hughes directed, produced or wrote includes such enduring hits as “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “Uncle Buck,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Curly Sue,” “Mr. Mom,” “Home Alone,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Weird Science,” “She’s Having a Baby,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “Beethoven,” “101 Dalmatians” and “Baby’s Day Out” — Those films are his awards.
He will always be remembered, and will never be forgotten….and that is his Academy Award.
Thanks for the laughter John, may you R.I.P,
Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club
Check out the trailer to an upcoming documentary on John Hughes, which stars the brat pack on a quest to find the great director… Don’t You Forget About Me
Time Magazine has a pretty good Top 10 list of his memorable movie moments…take a trip down memory lane…TOP 10 JOHN HUGHES MOMENTS