Friday, August 7, 2009

John Hughes

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It was so surprising and sad to hear yesterday that John Hughes passed away from a heart attack. I think for many of us of a certain age, his movies are are part of our history, our identity. His movies shaped and/or screwed up my ideas of romantic love just as much as the books I grew up reading ("Pride and Prejudice,"Jane Eyre"). Those stories made a certain kind of modern-day fairy tale experience seem possible (my room was as messy as Samantha's in Sixteen Candles so having Jake Ryan fall in love with me seemed a real possibility), but they were also a great comfort to watch when life broke your heart instead (Duckie dancing to Otis Redding in Pretty in Pink is pure happiness). So here's a little homage to John Hughes and childhood - sometimes it really is hard to imagine one without the other.

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

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Watts: "You break his heart, I break your face."

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(Trying to get Kenny to give up his security blanket)
Jack Butler: "I understand that you little guys start out with your woobies and you think they're great... and they are, they are terrific. But pretty soon, a woobie isn't enough. You're out on the street trying to score an electric blanket, or maybe a quilt. And the next thing you know, you're strung out on bedspreads Ken. That's serious."

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"Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions.
But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...
and an athlete...
and a basket case...
a princess...
and a criminal...
Does that answer your question?
Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club."

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Andie: "If somebody doesn't believe in me, I can't believe in them."

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