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Fresh Horses

If you find yourself driven to distraction waiting for new Viggo Mortensen movies to come out, watch Fresh Horses. If you’ve ever cursed Hollywood for not recognizing Viggo’s talent and good looks until he was in his late 30’s, watch Fresh Horses. If you’ve ever spent an entire afternoon lamenting Molly Ringwald’s lackluster career, and …

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You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation

I don’t think I’ve ever wished I’d written a book more than when I picked up You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation by Susannah Gora.  True to its title, the book delves into every aspect of the classic teen films that defined the …

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Don’t You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes

If I could have created my own major in college, there’s no question as to what it would have been: the films of John Hughes. It’s a topic I find endlessly fascinating, and I could easily devote my entire life to its study. At the time, I was working part time at an independent video …

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