Friday, August 7, 2009
Director John Hughes dies
The voice of a generation or the "philosopher of adolescence" as Roger Ebert put it died Thursday in Manhattan of a heart attack while on a walk. He was 59 years young.
John Hughes was the writer-director of a string of hits like 'Vacation', 'Sixteen Candles', 'Breakfast Club', 'Home Alone', my personal favorite - 'Pretty in Pink' and many others. Just last week I saw a tween-aged girl with an "I love Jake Ryan" t-shirt on and it made me smile. I'm glad he's still reaching the youth of today. I think this weekend calls for a John Hughes marathon.
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