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Screenplays Don’t Write Themselves

  I made a tough decision earlier this week. Well tough for me, probably not so tough for most of you. I'm no longer sharing my screenplay to the blog. First, I want to clarify that I did not stop sharing because of an essay that Molly Ringwald wrote for The New Yorker. I've toyed with… Continue reading Screenplays Don’t Write Themselves

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Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Nine “Cousins. Twice Removed”

Forget about the fact that this is silly and unrealistic beyond compare, can we talk about the kick-ass soundtrack this movie would have? In fact, one could argue that I wrote this screenplay SOLELY for the purpose of creating the world's best soundtrack ever. Maybe I am using this screenplay for the music. Did you… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Nine “Cousins. Twice Removed”

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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 One “No One Said There Was Gonna Be Cake!”

I didn't forget about my screenplay. I tell myself. Over and over. Except I did. Forget it. Which makes the title that much more ironic. Don'tcha think? So here is the first scene of many scenes in a screenplay that will surely never get made but really hoping that it does get made into a really funky play in some obscure… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene One “No One Said There Was Gonna Be Cake!”

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John Hughes Playlist Because I Have Too Much Time on My Hands

  I don't. Have too much time on my hands, to be clear. But my John Hughes addiction never sleeps. Never. Sleeps.    And yours shouldn't either which is why I am sharing with you something that I have kept secret for a very long time. I have an Apple Music playlist dedicated to songs… Continue reading John Hughes Playlist Because I Have Too Much Time on My Hands

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Walking in John Hughes Footsteps: Movie Locations & Addresses

Back in January, I wrote an article for Chicago Parent about John Hughes and included a few addresses such as where to find his former residence, the cemetery where he is laid to rest and the restaurant where he liked to get a piece of pizza. It is no secret that I love Mr. John Hughes.… Continue reading Walking in John Hughes Footsteps: Movie Locations & Addresses

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10 Reasons Why We Need a John Hughes Museum in Chicago

There is something that is very close to my heart, a project that I have been sitting on. Maybe "sitting on" isn't a good description. " I thought of it back in February and never did anything else about it" better sums it up. I want a John Hughes museum to come to Chicago. That's… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why We Need a John Hughes Museum in Chicago