Monday, March 8, 2010

"Don't you forget about me..." An Academy Awards Tribute to John Hughes

I'm not much for awards shows, but I had to watch this tribute to John Hughes. I was moved by the deep and utterly unfeigned gratitude and love shown by those actors and actresses who worked with him. In most their cases, John Hughes was the one who gave them their break, but that wasn't all he gave them.


I have to say that my favorite John Hughes movie, though I cherish each and every one, remains The Breakfast Club. If I am committed to anything, it is to keeping my heart alive, which differs from not letting it die, just like playing to win is different than playing not to lose. It means starting from a positive hypothesis, which some days (these days), is harder than it sounds. It a struggle, a contest, an agon. Thanks, John for providing me with some companionship through your compelling stories and characters!

Meum cum sim pulvis et cinis

1 comment:

  1. The Ironic CatholicMarch 8, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    I didnt see this, but I think it has something to do with our common age (close enough). Good coming of age movies when you are actually coming of age? Priceless.

    p.s. awesome blog template!

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