Thursday, August 06, 2009

It's only Teenage Wasteland

John Hughes: RIP
John Hughes was the first film-maker who really understood the world of high school and teenagers. I still remember watching The Breakfast Club when it first came out, open mouthed to see teenagers on screen who were as segmented and riven by class, caste and clique as the ones I knew. Sure like almost all Hughes movies the entire cast was white, but artists tell the stories they know.

John Hughes, biographer of the American teen and revolutionary. He will be missed.

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