I returned today from a brief business trip (sorry for the quiet post front this week, on that note) to the sad news that filmmaker John Hughes had passed away at the age of 59 from a heart attack.
Hughes created so many memorable films (many of which are my own personal favourites), which explored middle class life in the 1980s, the chasm between wealth and poverty, popularity and invisibility and young love, usually set in a high school context. His films were often terribly funny, although at times, truly heartbreaking. My favourites include Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day off and - the best of them all, imho - the lesser known Some Kind of Wonderful.
So, today I'm providing a week's worth of Pretty Vintage dedicated to everything 1980s, in honour of this man and filmmaker who truly encapsulated that unforgettable decade.
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