Friday, 7 August 2009

John Hughes

One of my favourite film-makers, John Hughes, died yesterday and for lots of reasons [most of which involve teenage angst and a difficult time at school] his death has really moved me.

If you want a general idea of why his films meant / mean a lot to me then you could read this article from The Guardian.

Last year I made these two pages featuring two of my favourite Hughes films and I just thought today would be a good time to share them with you.

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
- Ferris Bueller [Ferris Bueller's Day Off].

John Hughes 1950 -2009


  1. Touching Julie, I think that the best tribute is to be able to show that somethng had a postitive impact on you. Imust have had my head in a bucket (Mind, I was getting all loved up and married in the 80s) but I missed both these films! Great LOs, love your handwritten journalling!

  2. What a great tribute. 'Pretty in Pink' LO is soooo Andie.
    Ferris Bueller has to be my all time fav and i have my drama teacher to thank for my obsession with The Breakfast Club.

  3. The Breakfast Club still stands the test of time. It's my teenage movie. At the time I thought it was made for me alone. Fab LOs.

  4. I loved The Breakfast Club and was just watching an item on the news about his death. Just hearing the soundtrack again made me feel like a 15 year old again.

  5. I hadn't heard that, its so sad they are two of my fave films, esp pretty in pink. How could she not fall head over heels for Duckie??! xx

  6. Did you read the blog entry from the Guardian comments- so sad I was a little teary by the end of it!
    Some kind of wonderful was always my favourite but if I'm flicking thru the channels and Ferris or Pretty in Pink come on I just have to watch them!


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