In our next installment of 80s Month, we need to take a moment of sobriety. One of the alltime great 80s icons passed away this year--film screenwriter/producer/director John Hughes, at the all-too-young age of 59. The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, She's Having a Baby, the Vacation films, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Home Alone--they were all him. Most of these films defined the Generation X experience, and we have Hughes to thank for it.
Here is a tribute to Hughes made way back in 1991, when he was awarded Producer of the Year at ShoWest that year.
Here is a fan-made tribute featuring a song that will always be associated with Hughes, "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds.
Finally, here are highlights from my favorite Hughes film, Ferris Bueller.