Friday, August 07, 2009

Sincerely, John Hughes


Today I came across a blog post by a woman who had a friendship with John Hughes that spanned 20 years and started after she watched The Breakfast Club as a teenager. She loved the movie so much she sent John a fan letter. He wrote back. You will love this post whether you are a John Hughes fan or not. It is a great story.

24 comments:

Mooshki said...

Wow, that is neat. And bravo to him for putting his kids above his fame. How few people have the balls to do that?

AnonMom said...

Aw, that IS a great story! What a man he was, and I very much admire him for watching out for his children.

JessieE said...

Excellent post.

Pookie said...

wow! that was beautiful. *awe*

Miranda said...

I just read this! So touching!

Lil said...

John Hughes really got us who were teenagers in the 80's. That post was really touching. Thanks for posting the link, Enty.

Beensie said...

Thanks for the link. Love it. She was lucky to have him as a pen pal. Wow

sassyyankee said...

Thanks for the link. What a great post. Seems like a great man in many, many ways.

Marcy said...

What an awesome story. Thank you for sharing the link, enty.

annie cat said...

thanks for sharing this! i love snail mail and pen pals and this is such a touching story.

pomme said...

It's touching!

Kimberley said...

Wow. One of my earliest memories is about a girl on the school bus ride home telling me about Sixteen Candles.
What I love about John Hughes is that even still the teenagers are finding his movies and relating to them!

.robert said...

Great story.

@Kimberley:

How old were you then?

.robert said...

oh, and that was rhetorical.

Christine said...

very touching story....and I love the fact that after all those years, when she sent him the film/video, he called her up. An amazing friendship, she is very lucky!

Ms Cool said...

I loved this story but I still feel real sad.

Jaiden_S said...

What a great story.

audieh_1 said...

That was the coolest story ever.

Trish said...

wow i cried :( that is an amazing story of an amazing man. RIP John.

Lynn said...

Clearly he was a wonderful person.
I first saw Ferris Bueller's Day Off on a day when I was home from work sick (really). The LA Times had only given it 2 stars but nothing else was on.

What a nice surprise - i loved it - but I was perplexed by the 2-star rating. Years later I noticed the LA Times had upgraded it to 3 stars (after Clinton said he liked it).

In time I'm sure it will be a 4-star movie. Sorry he is gone (but not forgotten) - what more can a person hope for - immortality.

ddadmin said...

My Condolences to his family, I loved some of his movies especially the breakfast club, Home Alone and Home Alone 2. Definitely his movies defined a generation as well as gave us plenty of chuckles. For all his fans I have collected some good sites and articles (more than 250 sites ) related to his latest news coverage, biography, Movies, Movie Quotes and Interviews. If you are interested take a look at the below link
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Eva said...

Screw Micheal Jackson.
John Hughes was the real voice of the 80's.

RIP, to the memories he gave.

Judi said...

I'd posted the link to this blog before I saw this item. Sorry, Enty. Alison's wonderful and I'm so glad she shared this.

zandra said...

That blog was an amazing find, and how wonderful to think that a fan letter long ago turned into such a meaningful relationship for both Alison and John.

Honestly I think he quit for all the right reasons, and in some way it is nice that if he had to die he did it while being with the people that meant the most to him.

He left a legacy that teens will relate to for several generations. If you read over at Gawker one of the writers told a story about seeing John dining with his family and did something really appalling but it's funny and I am sure John and his kids got over it eventually - the writer it appears may not have yet though. Good reads, thanks for sharing.