Wednesday, August 12, 2009

John Hughes: A Moving Tribute

I was saddened to hear last week of the passing of John Hughes, the brilliant mind behind such great movies as The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Uncle Buck, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and my all-time favorite Some Kind of Wonderful. Above all else, the characters in his movies all showed so much heart. They made you care...about them...about what they were going through.

I recently came across this blog post which speaks volumes about the man behind the camera. The post is a tribute, not to the filmmaker, but to the man. It’s from a fan who wrote Hughes a letter as a young girl and became a pen pal. In reading the post, I realized that the reason his movies were so wonderful was because a little of bit him shone through in each one.