Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Forever Young

If you are of a certain age John Hughes' death probably meant more to you than it did to most. For those of us in Generation X Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and especially The Breakfast Club spoke to your angst-ridden teen-aged soul. Molly Ringwald was probably the grande damme of the Brat Pack. Her New York Times op-ed on Hughes' death is powerful and wonderful and if your current age hovers somewhere near 40 it will probably speak to you in a way that you never expected Molly Ringwald to speak to you again.

(Basically, if you're fighting off admitting you're middle aged, this piece is a must read.)


cheap limo said...

I remember John's sixteen candles.

dcat said...

Breakfast Club tops my list, but really his body of work embodied an era for a large swath of the population.