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Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes
     

Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes

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by Jaime Clarke (Editor), Ally Sheedy (Foreword by)
 

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No one captured the teen portion of the eighties as poignantly as writer-director John Hughes. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Some Kind of Wonderful are timeless tales of love, angst, longing, and self-discovery that illuminated and assuaged the anxieties of an entire generation.

Fondly nostalgic,

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No one captured the teen portion of the eighties as poignantly as writer-director John Hughes. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Some Kind of Wonderful are timeless tales of love, angst, longing, and self-discovery that illuminated and assuaged the anxieties of an entire generation.

Fondly nostalgic, filled with wit and surprising insights, don't you forget about me contains original essays from a skillfully chosen crop of novelists and essayists on the films' far-reaching effects on their own lives -- an irresistible read for anyone who came of age in the eighties (or just wishes they did).

Featuring new writing from:

Steve Almond
• Julianna Baggott
• Lisa Borders
• Ryan Boudinot
• T Cooper
• Quinn Dalton
• Emily Franklin
• Lisa Gabriele
• Tod Goldberg
• Nina de Gramont
• Tara Ison
• Allison Lynn
• John McNally
• Dan Pope
• Lewis Robinson
• Ben Schrank
• Elizabeth Searle
• Mary Sullivan
• Rebecca Wolff
• Moon Unit Zappa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416934448
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
513,802
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jaime Clarke is the author of the novel We're So Famous, published in 2001. He is a cofounder of Post Road, a national literary magazine based out of New York and Boston, and teaches creative writing at Emerson College in Boston.

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