Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 10, 2014

    Mary Jo Schimelpfenig: IMG Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi of 2014



    Here are the books that knocked my socks off in 2014. All of them would make great gifts; each of them was truly something that evoked that... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Film and Television- History and Criticism

Don't You Forget about Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes

by

Don't You Forget about Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

No one captured the teen portion of the eighties as poignantly as writer-director John Hughes. andlt;iandgt;Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off,andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Some Kind of Wonderfulandlt;/iandgt; are timeless tales of love, angst, longing, and self-discovery that illuminated and assuaged the anxieties of an entire generation. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Fondly nostalgic, filled with wit and surprising insights, andlt;iandgt;don't you forget about meandlt;/iandgt; contains original essays from a skillfully chosen crop of novelists and essayists on the films' far-reaching effects on their own lives — an irresistible read for anyone who came of age in the eighties (or just wishes they did). andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Featuring new writing from:andlt;BRandgt; Steve Almond * Julianna Baggott * Lisa Borders * Ryan Boudinot * T Cooper * Quinn Dalton * Emily Franklin * Lisa Gabriele * Tod Goldberg * Nina de Gramont * Tara Ison * Allison Lynn * John McNally * Dan Pope * Lewis Robinson * Ben Schrank * Elizabeth Searle * Mary Sullivan * Rebecca Wolff * Moon Unit Zappa

Review:

"The angst-ridden films of John Hughes remain vital viewing to a generation of writers old enough to have seen The Breakfast Club in theaters, and this collection of musings from 20 such contributors could be too much of a good thing for even die-hard Hughes fans. Standouts include Steve Almond's essay about his late-blooming infatuation with Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Ryan Boudinot's dissection of Weird Science ('a masturbation fantasy for boys who haven't yet figured out how to masturbate'). Most contributors, however, approach the same films (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off) from similarly fawning perspectives, and the unfortunate result is a pile-up of overthought, underdeveloped essays with an ironic high school term paper sensibility. Elizabeth Searle, for example, pens a lengthy discourse about Molly Ringwald's scream in Sixteen Candles, and Mary Sullivan likens practically every Hughes film to Cinderella. Readers who, like the contributors, feel indebted to Hughes for enlightening their adolescence may want to pick this up and spot read it." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Jaime Clarkeandlt;/bandgt; is the author of the novel andlt;Iandgt;We're So Famousandlt;/iandgt;, published in 2001. He is a cofounder of andlt;Iandgt;Post Roadandlt;/iandgt;, a national literary magazine based out of New York and Boston, and teaches creative writing at Emerson College in Boston.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416934448
Author:
Clarke, Jaime
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Foreword by:
Sheedy, Ally
Foreword:
Sheedy, Ally
Author:
Sheedy, Ally
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Hughes, John
Subject:
Hughes, John - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom:... Used Trade Paper $2.50
  2. Tell Me a Riddle Used Mass Market $1.95
  3. How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love... Used Trade Paper $12.50
  4. The Secret Life of Lobsters: How...
    Used Trade Paper $6.50
  5. Girlfighting : Betrayal and... Used Trade Paper $19.00
  6. The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on... Used Mass Market $3.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » Biographies
Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » General
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Essays

Don't You Forget about Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.95 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Simon Spotlight Entertainment - English 9781416934448 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The angst-ridden films of John Hughes remain vital viewing to a generation of writers old enough to have seen The Breakfast Club in theaters, and this collection of musings from 20 such contributors could be too much of a good thing for even die-hard Hughes fans. Standouts include Steve Almond's essay about his late-blooming infatuation with Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Ryan Boudinot's dissection of Weird Science ('a masturbation fantasy for boys who haven't yet figured out how to masturbate'). Most contributors, however, approach the same films (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off) from similarly fawning perspectives, and the unfortunate result is a pile-up of overthought, underdeveloped essays with an ironic high school term paper sensibility. Elizabeth Searle, for example, pens a lengthy discourse about Molly Ringwald's scream in Sixteen Candles, and Mary Sullivan likens practically every Hughes film to Cinderella. Readers who, like the contributors, feel indebted to Hughes for enlightening their adolescence may want to pick this up and spot read it." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.