While walking around the flea market yesterday, I came across a guy selling some of his DVDs and VHS tapes. I picked up a few DVDs for my classroom collection, but was actually more intrigued by his VHS collection. Most of his tapes were movies I enjoyed as a kid growing up in the 80's. As I looked through his titles and came across certain movies, I thought about my childhood. Who did I see this movie with? Where did I watch this movie? Why did I like it so much? How certain scenes related to my life? What was my favorite scene?
He had a bunch 80's movies: Red Dawn, Back to the Future, A Christmas Story, and of course all of the major John Hughes films.
I can't imagine any teenager growing up in the 80's not loving John Hughes' movies. Everything from his style of humor, the connection with our generation, and the selection of his cast made his movies special. Like the Star Wars Trilogy, his movies were in a league of their own.
So here are a list of all of my John Hughes films that I own on VHS in chronological order, along with the first thing that popped into my head when I looked at the title.
Vacation (1983): Christie Brinkley & the pool
Sixteen Candles (1984): Long Duck Dong saying "Oh Sexy Girlfriend"
The Breakfast Club (1985) : "Two hits... me hitting you... you hitting the floor"
European Vacation (1985): Clark dancing at the German festival
Weird Science (1985): Chet
Pretty in Pink (1986): OMD & Duckie
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986): Wrigley Field
Christmas Vacation (1989): Cousin Eddie emptying the sh!tter
Unfortunately, a little over a year ago John Hughes passed away. However his impact on pop culture will keep him fresh in the memories of those who continue to watch his classics.
So today's question of the day is: What is your favorite John Hughes film? If by chance you've never seen any of his movies, then I'll let you put down your favorite 80's film.
However, there's a bonus question. What do you think is my favorite 80's John Hughes movie? If you guess it correctly, I'll give you an additional 2 points.
Here are the current point standings:
82Redbirds - 12 points
G Moses - 11 points
TJ - 10 points
Tony MC - 10 points
Sal - 10 points
Spastikmooss - 10 points
Hoopography - 9 points
BA Benny - 9 points
Cam - 8 points
dkwilson - 8 points
Play at the Plate - 6 points
Steve D - 4 points
John - 4 points
night owl - 3 points
Jeremy - 2 points
Martyn - 2 points
Redsox101 - 1 point
Captain Canuck - 1 point
(...Joe) - 1 point
longlivethewho - 1 point
Last, but not least...today's officially the last day of my summer for me. Although my students won't show up to class until Wednesday, I have staff development days tomorrow and Tuesday. Fun, fun, fun. So this is just a little heads up. Up until now, most of these contest posts took place in the morning (PST) and ended in the evening. I'm not sure how my "work" schedule will impact my "contest" schedule, but I'm sure it will. My guess is that I'll be posting the "Question of the Day" in the afternoon and closing them when I wake up in the morning. Hopefully this doesn't affect too many of you. I really do appreciate all of the participation.
Have a great Sunday!