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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:14 AM
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We'll know when we get there: Sincerely, John Hughes.
Sorry if this has already been posted here.

Wonderful, amazing blog post about a young lady's friendship with late, great movie director John Hughes.

"I was babysitting for my mom's friend Kathleen's daughter the night I wrote that first fan letter to John Hughes. I can literally remember the yellow grid paper, the blue ball point pen and sitting alone in the dim light in the living room, the baby having gone to bed.

I poured my heart out to John, told him about how much the movie mattered to me, how it made me feel like he got what it was like to be a teenager and to feel misunderstood.

(I felt misunderstood.)"


Please read more...

http://wellknowwhenwegetthere.blogspot.com/2009/08/sinc...
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MichellesBFF Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:38 AM
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1. What a swet story!
Thank you for posting this. My thoughts go to Allison and to John's family.
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:47 AM
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4. You're welcome...
I just wanted to post something uplifting that makes the reader feel good. Times are pretty stressful right now, and most of the news is quite ugly these days. DU (and all the news outlets, really) has been knee-deep in stories about the polarization of the country, violent town hall meetings, and racist attacks on the President, and it's depressing.

Finding this story was a little port in the storm for me. :-)
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:25 AM
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2. This is beautiful.
Thank you for posting this.

I was older when these movies came out but I loved them just the same. I can only imagine how they must have spoken to those younger than I was. I showed them to my sons when they were in high school. They loved them too.

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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:43 AM
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3. They just don't make 'em like this any more.
Today's movies aimed at a teen audience really lack the sweet, genuine quality that Hughes's films had did.

Everything has gotten so processed and vapid, even the way the actors look nowadays. I just can't imagine ever seeing another film like "The Breakfast Club" come out.

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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:54 AM
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5. Damn you!
Now I won't ever be able to watch a John Hughes movie without thinking about this. My cynical attitude will be seriously constrained. *sniffle*
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:19 PM
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6. I know...
It had the same effect on me. Anyone who has ever admired anyone who seems "out of reach" from the perspective of someday actually being their friend can probably relate to this in a really profound way.

Chances are, this young lady really had a way of expressing herself which stood out to Hughes, even with the millions of people who were probably vying for his ear at the time. You can tell by her writing she seems like a very thoughtful person.

I loved his story too.
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