Friday, August 7, 2009
John Hughes, R.I.P.
I am a child of the '80s. I graduated in 1984. I unabashedly love The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, all movies made by John Hughes, who unexpectedly died yesterday after suffering a heart-attack while walking in Manhattan. It is not too much to say that I was kinda shaped by these films, not completely, but in a significant way- The Breakfast Club in particular. The lyrics by David Bowie, from his truly great song (one of my very favorites) Changes, at the beginning are apropos. Young people are, indeed, "quite aware of what they're going through."
This tribute is additio traditio- too cute by half I know! Besides, this Simple Minds' song is pretty great, a cri de coeur.