Friday, August 07, 2009

No more yankie my wankie. The Donger needs food.

Just a quick goodbye to the man who gave us laughs, tears and everything in between. While movies seem trivial in the grand scheme of things, I have to say that I can’t imagine my tween (long before some marketing genius created the term) and teen years without the movies of John Hughes.

Seriously, the 1st rated R movie I saw in a theater was Vacation…my older cousin Lisa took me and my younger cousin to see it when I was 11 years old. We got to stay up late and felt so grown up. Next were the movies about my generation – Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – awesome stuff! I can remember seeing Pretty in Pink at Greenspoint Mall (before it became “Gunspoint”) with another younger cousin. And of course there’s the other stuff – Mr. Mom, Weird Science, Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, She’s Having a Baby and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. I’m sure there’s some I’m forgetting.

John Hughes gave my my 1st movie boy crushes:

Pretty boy Jake from Sixteen Candles

Blaine with the great smile and bad boy Steff from Pretty in Pink

and cute jock Andrew from Breakfast Club

And surely, I am not the only one who thought the dress Andie created in Sixteen Candles was the fugliest creation ever? Maybe that’s the real reason Blaine forgot he asked someone else to the prom, lol!

The great thing about movies is that they live on forever. We may not have John Hughes and more of his hilarious creations, but we have the DVD, Blue Ray and whatever comes next.

RIP John Hughes and thanks for the memories.


Jamoosh said...

Yeah, the dress was absolute heinosity. But thanks to John Hughes the 80's were what they were.

Meg Runs said...

Yes, so sad! Those movies were so uniquely 80's!!

NY Wolve said...

Kind of defined the 80s if you were a teen. So many awesome movies and lines.

Tara said...

I love those 80's movies. Pretty in Pink was one of my all time faves.

Viv said...

Great tribute Christy. I actually loved that dress in that time, HA! I was like when I go to prom I am so wearing something like that...