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

ISBN-10: 1416934448

ISBN-13: 9781416934448

Edition: 2007

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Description: 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,andSome Kind of Wonderfulare 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 mecontains 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

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 3/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

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

Foreword
Introduction
John Hughes Goes Deep: The Unexpected Heaviosity of Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A Slut or a Prude: The Breakfast Club as Feminist Primer
Enchanted Night: The Magic of Sixteen Candles
On Weird Science
You Look Good Wearing My Future, or the Sexually Ambiguous Best Friend
Blowing it My Sixteen Candles
Can't Help Falling in Love
Pretty in Penury
That's Not a Name, That's a Major Appliance: How Andrew McCarthy Ruined My Life
Which John Hughes Character Are You?
La Vie en Rose: Pretty in Pink
Ferris Bueller: An Infatuation, a Life Lesson, and One Harmless Family Adventure
Real Men Don't Eat Quiche: The Woes of Ferris Bueller and His North Side Buddies
I Dated Molly Ringwald, Sort of
The Ghost of Ally Sheedy
My Mary
The Scream, With Lip Gloss
Make a Wish: The First Kiss Lasts Forever
In What Way Does The Author's Use of the Prison Symbolize...?: A Deep Ego-Identification with Ferris Bueller
How John Hughes Altered My Life
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