Thursday, August 6, 2009

RIP John Hughes (1950-2009)

"Life moves pretty fast.
You don't stop and look around once in a while,
you could miss it."

- Ferris Bueller

I feel like I've been kicked in the gut. The man who created so many cinematic touchstones of my adolescence and young adulthood died today of a heart attack.

Still, artists have ways of remaining immortal. Of course many people know him from the Home Alone franchise, or from Planes, Trains & Automobiles. But for me, Hughes will live on in his iconic 1980s films like Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science and She's Having a Baby.


Lynnae said...

Ugh.. I hear ya.

I can recite Sixteen Candles start to finish.

Thanks for making our teen years a little easier, John.

H~ said...

Too sad. Ferris is one of my all time favourite films.