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John Byrne
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Posted: 18 February 2019 at 12:12pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Molly Ringwald’s birthday today.

Yes, you’re old.

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Brian Miller
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Old becomes more relative every year. 
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Thomas Woods
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Being a lot older now, when I stumble across songs that
were fun to listen to in the past, they can sometimes
hit hard with new meaning. After you have experienced
breakups, death, loss, and pain, you can more clearly
see where the song writer was coming from. I can't
remember the exact song, but I remember hearing one and
thinking, "that is about me now".

I'll be 48 in April, I saw probably all of her movies
growing up. I'm wondering if re watching them now will
have new meaning.
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Brian Rhodes
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Seems the reverse is also true...some things become less relatable with age. 

While viewing it as a contemporary (I'm a year younger than Ms. Ringwald), I didn't give much thought to Samantha's attitude or language in 16 CANDLES. 

I watched the movie again just a few weeks ago, and she struck me as mostly surly, somewhat self-centered, and having a bit of a potty mouth. 
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Here we again see something that parallels comics. When the Old Guard were in charge there was far less concern about sex and obscenity—which sometimes seems to be all that matters to the later “generations”.
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 Brian Rhodes wrote:
...she struck me as mostly surly, somewhat self-centered, and having a bit of a potty mouth. ..

Yep, like most teenagers actually act. :-)

Seriously, that's why most John Hughes' 1980s' movies struck a chord with our generation (I am also a year younger than Molly Ringwald): Hughes had a knack for writing teens the way they really spoke and acted.

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Last year, Molly Ringwald reflected on her time with John Hughes and the movies they made in this article for The New Yorker.  It's worth a read considering how influential the movies were and how times have changed:







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Brian Hague
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Tina Fey, on accepting the Mark Twain Award for American Humor, said, in part, "...And yet I hope that like Mark Twain, a hundred years from now, people will see my work and think, 'Wow. That is actually pretty racist.'"

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Yes, you’re old.

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Oh, please, rub it in why don'tcha...
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Brian Floyd
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She's been on RIVERDALE a few times, as Archie's mother. Archie's father is Luke Perry.

(Thomas, I'll be 48 in April, too.)


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