The LA Times has a big fat wet kiss to John Hughes and his influence on a generation of filmmakers. And I adored his movies, and get a giant kick out of the fact that our buddy Todd was an extra in "Pretty in Pink."
But I can't help but wonder why the article doesn't point out how his movies all ended...PiP's controversial ending was supposedly changed at the last minute to please audiences by putting Andie with Blaine, but was there really one person in the world who didn't want her with Duckie? And in a recent interview with Ellen Page of "Juno," the 20-year-old was trying to point out how let-down she felt by earlier movies, and her example was Ally Sheedy having to turn into a Molly Ringwald clone in "Breakfast Club."Yes, Ferris Bueller was a neat exception, but mostly the message was CONFORM! CONFORM!
Interesting that John Hughes has taken a note from same-name-twin Howard Hughes (kind of) and gone all reclusive on Hollywood. Bet they hate that.