Thursday, August 6, 2009

59 Candles


Writer/Director John Hughes has reportedly died of a heart attack while taking a walk in New York this morning; he was 59.

Hughes directed a string of successful films in the '80s that defined the decade, including Sixteen Candles, Weird Science and The Breakfast Club. He launched the careers of Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Matthew Broderick and Anthony Michael Hall.
Few details are known at this time, but Hughes publicist has confirmed his death.

I'd like to leave you with the trailer for the film that answered the question "Who am I?" for an entire generation of brains, beauty queens, jocks, rebels and recluses, and made all of us wonder why our high school libraries weren't as cool. Thanks, John; we won't forget about you.

POPped in memorium, and gratitude, by Rabbi Marauder

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this. I always look at these movies and remember how old I was, what I was going through and how it made an impression during that time. And they still do. It's amazing that be made movies in the 80's that are truly timeless and will always be relevent.