Tag Archives: John Hughes

memories of the ’80s – She’s Having A Baby

The late 1980s brought this romantic comedy to the big screen: She’s Having A Baby. Written and directed by John Hughes, the story focuses on the beginning of the marriage between Jake and Kristy, played by Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds

The iconic song of the mid 1980s may be attributed to Simple Minds, but its also the opening and closing song of the popular film The Breakfast Club: Don’t You (Forget About Me). Written by Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Wierd Science

A teen movie that focused more on the boys than girls – the lonely nerds who create the perfect woman came to the screen in Wierd Science. Directed and written by John Hughes, the film starred Hughes’ fave Anthony Michael … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Molly Ringwald

For the girls of  the ’80s, she was the angst ridden teen, the outcast and their favourite: Molly Ringwald. Born in small town California, Ringwald is the daughter of a chef and a jazz pianist. Her first gig was at age … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Psychedelic Furs

Born out of the late ’70s Brit punk music scene, The Psychedelic Furs hit their stride with radio success and a blockbuster teen movie soundtrack to become darlings of the 1980s radio and video scene. Formed in 1977 by brothers … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Sixteen Candles

The directorial debut of John Hughes, Sixteen Candles set the stage for his beloved series of teen movies of the mid-1980s, dealing with the humour, angst, ridiculousness and the complexity that is teenage life. Hughes had been a writer at National Lampoon … Continue reading

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