Sunday, October 30, 2011

Letter to John Hughes

Over the past few weeks I have been thinking a lot about my childhood. Why? Well, all the movies that I adored and watched over and over again keep seeming to pop up when I least expect it: The remake of Footloose recent release (no, I did not see it), rumors of remakes of other 80's films like The Breakfast Club, my Repo Man soundtrack post yesterday and many more. I suppose this is what happens when you hit your mid-life, you start recalling all the things that made you happy when you were a kid or teenager.

Another part of my past popped up as well: How I used to write letters to my friends. You know, pen pals. Remember that? For you youngins its what you do when you "chat" back and forth with someone via texting or Facebook BUT there is one big difference - it took days to receive the response from your pen pal. I loved writing letters - LOVED IT! It kept me in touch with the people I cared most about.

Now you are probably thinking, "What has this got to do with movies since this site is all about movies and this woman's obsession with them, huh?" I can answer that one, easily. Keep reading, people.

Yesterday I was searching on my StumpleUpon account and reread one of my favorite "stumbles". I thought I would share it with you all. It is a blog post about a girl who befriended the great John Hughes back in the late 80's through letters. It's a great post filled with personal facts between these two people. It will bring back memories, give you chills and it might make you tear up like I did when I first read it. Oh, and look for something in there that nearly made my heart sink at the thought of it. Here's a hint - I mentioned it in here and in another one of my posts recently - a possibility of something.

Sincerely, John Hughes

And, in case you were worried, I will post a movie review in the next day or two. Trust me.


Jen and Tonic said...

WOW! The post you referenced was wonderful. I had no idea John Hughes was such a reachable guy. He would die all over again if he knew what they were trying to do with the Breakfast Club.

Tired of Previews said...

I KNOW!! I never heard back from John Taylor when I was 15. Okay, in all seriousness, it was wonderful to find that one and read it once in awhile.

So glad you liked it!