In Memorium: John Hughes

I’m a product of the 80’s! When the decade started I was 13 years old and when it was finished I was 23. During those years the movies of John Hughes were hugely impactful and defined our generation.

Hughes, who passed away yesterday of a heart attack while taking a walk, was the writer / director of a number of movies that were formative to many of us “children of the 80’s”. The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to name just a few.

Perhaps my favorite John Hughes movie however, was one of his least remembered, and that was the Kevin Bacon – Elizabeth McGovern film, “She’s Having A Baby”. For me it was the classic movie describing the trials and tribulations that nearly every young married couple goes through.

So good-bye Mr. Hughes, you left us WAY to early…but we have your movies, many of which had a large impact on many of my generation.


  • Ha, the only thing I can remember about that movie is the scene Kevin Bacon imagined where they were trying to conceive, under the watchful (and helpful) eyes of her parents!

    Hey, I was a teen then too…

  • Bob

    And I’ve got plenty of years on both of you, but I loved that movie too. You can occasionally catch it on a cable station. Great actors, both of them (I think she was also in ‘Ordinary People’) and of course Hughes was genius.

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