Thursday, August 6, 2009

RIP: John Hughes

John HughesThe filmmaker John Hughes died today. It’s probably fair to say that his movies laid the foundation for a lot of the great YA being written today. I can’t say anything on the subject that author Steve Brezenoff didn’t say better on his blog earlier today.

[…] As a writer of YA, I am constantly paying homage to, and occasionally ripping off, Mr. Hughes, and my guess is most writers of my generation, and those younger, have his work -- and the archetypal characters he favored -- constantly in their unconscious as they work. It would be impossible not to.

Check out Steve’s blog, watch a John Hughes movie, and then run down a hallway singing “I want to be an Air Force Ranger.” It’ll be fun, I promise.

2 comments:

Jody said...

I think you follow Boing Boing, so you may have seen it, but if not, there is a terrific montage tribute to John Hughes.

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/08/06/john-hughes-filmmake.html

Elizabeth Dingmann said...

I was already planning to pop in Sixteen Candles as soon as I finished my dishes, but I think my neighbors would be a little upset if I started singing in the hallway. Maybe I should wait until I get to work in the morning?