John Hughes, 1950-2009. Man responsible for The Breakfast Club, one of the defining films of my adolescence. Defining film of millions of adolescences. And Weird Science. And Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. And Planes, Trains & Automobiles. And so on. Man was a genius.
I’ve said it elsewhere, but I want to say it here. If it caught you at the right time, The Breakfast Club spoke to you so clearly, like it was written for you, but it also seemed so universal, like it was written for everyone. Which gave me the start of some kind of insight – no matter how isolated it feels, being a teenager, no matter how much you feel that this has only ever happened to you, it happens to everyone. And here we all are. Locked in a vacancy.
Man was a genius.