I listen. Not to Hollywood. I listen to you.


While I’m not the biggest John Hughes fan, being that I grew up in the wrong decade, I thought this was as good as a tribute as he could get.  The link and the  title of this post come from letters Hughes wrote to a teenage fan. Alison Fields became pen pals with the director and here she shares some of the advice and thoughts he sent to her.

“As for your English teacher…Do you like the way you write? Please yourself. I’m rather fond of writing. I actually regard it as fun. Do it frequently and see if you can’t find the fun in it that I do.

There’s plenty more and a great story here.  Respects for a commercial autuer in one of Hollywood’s most commercial periods.


UPDATE: Memories from boyhood friend Edward McNally, the ‘real’ Ferris Buller.


One Response to “I listen. Not to Hollywood. I listen to you.”

  1. John Hughes was everything that was right about commercial cinema.

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