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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ISBN-13: 9781416934448
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 03/06/2007
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 826,536
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents


Foreword   Ally Sheedy     xi
Introduction   Jaime Clarke     1
John Hughes Goes Deep: The Unexpected Heaviosity of Ferris Bueller's Day Off   Steve Almond     5
A Slut or a Prude: The Breakfast Club as Feminist Primer   Julianna Baggott     15
Enchanted Night: The Magic of Sixteen Candles   Lisa Borders     25
On Weird Science   Ryan Boudinot     35
You Look Good Wearing My Future, or the Sexually Ambiguous Best Friend   T Cooper     47
Blowing it My Sixteen Candles   Quinn Dalton     59
Can't Help Falling in Love   Emily Franklin     67
Pretty in Penury   Lisa Gabriele     76
That's Not a Name, That's a Major Appliance: How Andrew McCarthy Ruined My Life   Tod Goldberg     86
Which John Hughes Character Are You?   Nina de Gramont     96
La Vie en Rose: Pretty in Pink   Tara Ison     106
Ferris Bueller: An Infatuation, a Life Lesson, and One Harmless Family Adventure   Allison Lynn     116
Real Men Don't Eat Quiche: The Woes of Ferris Bueller and His North Side Buddies   John McNally     129
I Dated Molly Ringwald, Sort of   Dan Pope     139
The Ghost of Ally Sheedy   Lewis Robinson     149
My Mary   Ben Schrank     155
The Scream, With Lip Gloss   Elizabeth Searle     162
Make a Wish: The First Kiss Lasts Forever   Mary Sullivan     173
In What Way Does The Author's Use of the Prison Symbolize...?: A Deep Ego-Identification with Ferris Bueller   Rebecca Wolff     184
How John Hughes Altered My Life   Moon Unit Zappa     192
Contributors     205

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Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
coollibrarian on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I loved most of the essays in this little book. As a young adult of the 80s, and a huge John Hughes film fan, this book was a nice blast from the past.
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