Thursday, August 6, 2009
RIP John Hughes
So many of John Hughes movies were filmed in the suburbs north of Chicago where I grew up. Girls I knew high school had been extras in "She's Having A Baby", parts of "The Breakfast Club" and the final scenes of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" were filmed in and around my junior high, the "Home Alone" house was just down the street from where I had my first job, etc, etc.
Sometimes watching those films feels like watching home movies. (Just the background shots! My parents never forgot my birthday or left me behind, and I never went to detention on Saturday.)
Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.