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Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Fourteen- “Is This What I Think it Is?”

The original plan for the museum was to be set in a neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. I had two inspirations: the neighborhood from Return to Me (great Chicago movie) and also the neighborhood where Mike's parents grew up: Lakeview. When his parents grew up there, it wasn't the trendy area that it… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Fourteen- “Is This What I Think it Is?”

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Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Twelve “I’m Here For All of the Cats”

  This week my mom shared with me an article that John Hughes' widow has her current Lake Forest, Illinois home on the market. My mom and I commented on how her home was so cozy and down to earth for such a massive house. It felt warm and inviting, and that touched me. I… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Twelve “I’m Here For All of the Cats”

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Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Eleven “It is Weird but in a Quirky Carnival Sideshow Kind of Way”

  FOMO (fear of missing out) setting in? I have all of the scenes you missed right here!   Scene Eleven- "It Is Weird. But in a Quirky Carnival Side Show Kind of Way"    Katherine, Valerie, and Regina have managed to get Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, John Kapelos and… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Eleven “It is Weird but in a Quirky Carnival Sideshow Kind of Way”

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Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Eight “HELLO! We Have The Breakfast Club Sitting in The Backseat”

  I was trying to think of my goal for this screenplay. My goal. My goal. Hmmmm. OH, I GOT ONE! Every time you hear "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds on the radio, in the dentist's office, at the supermarket, at Chili's,  I want you to think of this silly little screenplay… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Eight “HELLO! We Have The Breakfast Club Sitting in The Backseat”

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Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Seven “She Doesn’t Have A Lot to Live For. You’ll See When You Get to Chicago”

GUYS. My husband commented not once but THREE TIMES on the blog. For the first time in my almost eight-years writing a blog. Monumental was one of the words I threw out whilst seeing the pending comments in the hopper. Miracles CAN happen.   To read previous scenes, head here. To catch you up in… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Seven “She Doesn’t Have A Lot to Live For. You’ll See When You Get to Chicago”

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Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Six “He Owns a Panty Store”

Welcome to the assassination of everything John Hughes. So I am back with scene six after taking a two-week break from sharing. I have to be honest, I thought about stopping altogether. I can hear sighs of relief all over the land. But then I got a message from a reader asking what happens next??… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Six “He Owns a Panty Store”

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Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Five “He Can’t Be Trusted. He Doesn’t Even Have a Twitter Account”

I was watching Home Alone the other day and it got me to thinking about this screenplay (how I connected the two shouldn't surprise anyone), and made me wonder a few things: -is it wrong to capitalize on John Hughes' movies for my screenplay? -is it stupid to base characters around real-life people?  -is it… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Five “He Can’t Be Trusted. He Doesn’t Even Have a Twitter Account”