Friday, 7 August 2009

We have seventy dollars and a pair of girls underpants. We're safe as kittens.

This Friday's blog is sponsored by my favourite director and screenwriter John Hughes, who died this morning aged 59 from a heart attack.

I don't think i can put it into words better than my darling friend Vic when i told her the news this morning.

"I am truely devastated, that man was like Jesus to us."

Yep, that basically sums it up. John Hughes was my HERO. There has, in my opinion, never been a man who captured so much of a generation right through his career. Iconic movies like The Breakfast Club, Weird Sciene, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off shaped the 80's and gave us the group we know today as "The Brat Pack". He also wrote Home Alone, Mr Mom, Flubber, Uncle Buck and Beethoven, so the man had skills. So i am genuinely quite upset. Sure the last thing he did was Drillbit Taylor which, although i haven't seen, i have heard is less than stellar.

So John Hughes we salute you !

For your kickass movies, soundtracks, characters and quoteable one liners. Oh and also for bringing Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer into my life!!

"I am now, and will forever be, a Duckman"

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