I was thinking recently about how long it’s been since we lost John Hughes. It’s been roughly a year and half, but at times it feels like a lot longer than that, and at others it doesn’t. Strange thing, time. The film industry lost a real legend that day and even though he had stepped away from the spotlight years prior, his films live on. I recently caught a bit of Weird Science, which happens to be one of my favorites, and it just never gets old.
I think one of the greatest things about John Hughes as a film maker and story teller was that he was fluent in teenager. His films would bring all of those teenager issues that we all dealt with to screen and tell a story that was heart warming, funny, at times sad and ridiculous all within a about an hour and half. The Breakfast Club served as a voice of a generation. Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles spoke to the awkward teenage girls out there. Ferris Bueller served as a way of giving the finger to The Man. John Hughes never alienated anyone and that was his true gift.
What brought this on you ask? Well I was piddling around on YouTube and came across this really great montage of his films and thought I would share. It’s pretty saturated with clips from The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller, but that’s not really a bad thing. If anything, this clip shows what great casts he used and how great his movies were. Take a peek and relive the magic.
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