Filmmaker John Hughes passed away yesterday, leaving behind a collection of classic films.
In 2007, Simon Spotlight Entertainment released “Don’t You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes,” one of the first–we hope–of many books about the influential director. The list of writers in the anthology included Ally Sheedy, Moon Unit Zappa, Steve Almond, and Tod Goldberg.
Here’s more from the publisher: “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).”