Writer / director John Hughes defined a certain kind of cinema in the 1980s; his films retain their relevance and are as entertaining today, as they were back then. Aristotle once said "Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope" and it was in movies like 'She's Having A Baby', 'The Breakfast Club', 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' & 'Some Kind Of Wonderful' that John Hughes celebrated both the feckless intransigence & vibrant promise of youth.
Like Ernest Hemmingway meets J.D. Salinger by way of Horatio Alger; Hughes's work, lazily labelled escapist or clichéd, always sought to convey youth's struggle to reconcile reality with dreams, despair with hope and alienation with camaraderie.
The short montage I've cut here isn't the definitive Hughes by any stretch, just a selection of some of my favourites.
So here it is, hope you enjoy it.