Posts tagged "Breakfast Club"
Mockingbird at the Movies: Some Kind of Wonderful

Mockingbird at the Movies: Some Kind of Wonderful

John Hughes was the muse of the 80s high schooler. His writing credits include such giants of the genre as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In 1987, he finished his run of high school smash hits with Some Kind of Wonderful, the story of a guy (Eric Stoltz) who falls in love with a girl (Lea Thompson) who is completely out of his league. He recruits his best friend (Mary Stuart Masterson) to help him win Thompson’s heart, never knowing the obvious truth: Masterson is desperately…

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The Danger of Discipline: Bridge on the River Kwai

The Danger of Discipline: Bridge on the River Kwai

After a post on Inglorious Bastards, I thought I’d continue the thread of movies that use WWII as a backdrop to explore some of life’s tougher questions. And since MB contributor Aaron M.G. Zimmerman had my copy of Bridge on the River Kwai for about a month and never got around to watching it, I thought a quick note on the Oscar winner “Best Picture” of ’57 would be fun for him and anybody else burned out from American Evangelical notions of pietism and discipline. [Spoiler Alert!]

Alec Guinness won an Oscar in Kwai for his role…

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