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John Hughes – Soundtrack to the 80s

August 7, 2009

Don’t want to turn this into a memorial blog, but as a big-time child of the 80s, today’s news of the sad passing of film-maker John Hughes has me reminiscing about ‘back in the day.’

Pretty in Pink is one of my all-time favourite films (still have it on VHS, not on DVD – yikes!) and so captured the mood of the time and being a teenager. Have watched this clip a couple of times…

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  1. August 7, 2009 2:42 PM

    Good post. I just have a few seldom-mentioned things to add…- Hughes wrote the spectacular National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), which featured a score by Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. The ridiculous guilty pleasure “Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo comes from the Hughes film of the same name.

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