You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John

You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation You can quote lines from Sixteen CandlesLast night at the dance, my little brother paid a buck to see your underwear , your iPod playlist includes than one song by the Psychedelic Furs and Simple Minds, you watch The Breakfast Club every time it comes on cable, and you still wish that Andie had ended up with Duckie in Pretty in Pink You re a bonafide Brat Pack devotee and you re not aloneThe films of the Brat Pack from Sixteen Candles to Say Anything are some of the most watched, bestselling DVDs of all time The landscape that the Brat Packmemorialized where outcasts and prom queens fall in love, preppies and burn outs become buds, and frosted lip gloss, skinny ties, and exuberant optimism made us feel invincible is rich with cultural themes and significance, and has influenced an entire generation who still believe that life always turns out the way it is supposed to You Couldn t Ignore Me If You Tried takes us back to that era, interviewing key players, such as Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, and John Cusack, and mines all the material from the movies to the music to the way the films were made to show how they helped shape our visions for romance, friendship, society, and success


About the Author: Susannah Gora

Is a well known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation book, this is one of the most wanted Susannah Gora author readers around the world.



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

  1. says:

    To say the writing is workmanlike is an insult to workmen But those of us who loved John Hughes movies will enjoy this repetitive, gossipy tome with bonus random Say Anything chapter Why is it here NO CLUE But I loved Say Anything too You don t get any sense of Hughes as a


  2. says:

    I can t remember the last time I enjoyed a book this much This was an exceptional read Susannah Gora obviously has mad affection for these movies and my God, it shows I m thirty something and remember with startling clarity seeing The Breakfast Club for the first time I was drawn


  3. says:

    I am a member of the generation that was profoundly affected by the films of John Hughes and the Brat Pack In fact, the John Hughes movies meant so much to me, and still mean so much to me, that his death brought me to tears It s almost as if, while he was still living, there was the poss


  4. says:

    This book looks at 80s teen movies, including many John Hughes movies The book takes the reader behind the scenes in the movies and we learn about the actors, as well as John Hughes and the other directors There are chapters on Sixteen Candles , The Breakfast Club , St Elmo s Fire , Pretty in Pin


  5. says:

    Yeah, it s pure fluff, but it s pretty fun fluff to read.A very interesting look at the movies made or written by or merely influenced by John Hughes and the so called Brat Pack actors The specific films that are heavily profiled are Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, St Elmo s Fire, Pretty In Pink, Fe


  6. says:

    This was a lighthearted but very informative romp through the movies and movie makers of the John Hughes era We all know of these movies by reputation, if not by personal experience Some of us know them by heart This book delved into the lives and histories of the actors and creators involved in the movies Journ


  7. says:

    This week s headline Some self created dramaWhy this book Nineties VCR nostalgiaWhich book format Hardback with caricaturesPrimary reading environment Summer dog daysAny preconceived notions Hated Say AnythingIdentify most with Who s Dawn Steel Three little words your heart dies Goes well with Cap n Crunch sandwichAlan


  8. says:

    This was a fun read Gora clearly did her research, but relied a little to heavily on direct quotes in her writing.I m a little young for this era I was 10 when Say Anything, the last of the movies discussed, came out , so I had no idea that the phrase Brat Pack originally came from an article that portrayed Emilio Estevez and J


  9. says:

    I came of age during the reign of John Hughes Movies like Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller s Day Off are seared in my consciousness forever Those films defined a generation I even revisited a few of Hughes s films likeThe Breakfast Club and Some Kind of Wonderful while reading this John Hughes was a genius at giving honest voices to


  10. says:

    This is a must read for anyone who loved the great teen movies from the 1980 s like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller s Day Off, Say Anything, St Elmo s Fire I never knew anything about the casting and filming process for these movies, so that was fascinating There are a few parts that get a little slow and repetitive, but ov


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top