The actress Molly Ringwald has written a lovely tribute to the deceased filmmaker John Hughes in the Times today, in which she remembers the movies on which they worked together–she calls Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club the director’s “most deeply personal expressions”–and recalls what Hughes was like as a mentor and friend. Hughes apparently took Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall to a Junior Wells concert in Chicago, and was known around the set for making “endless mixed tapes.” Since his death, he’s inspired quite a few more. Hughes was buried in a private ceremony yesterday north of Chicago; Matthew Broderick, Ben Stein, and Vince Vaughn were in attendance. This is still amazingly sad news.
The Neverland Club [NY Times]