“Don’t You Forget About Me” is a documentary worth seeing if you’re a product of the eighties, especially a fan of the romantic comedy. We watched it at my house via Netflix on demand for nothing. Here’s a little excerpt from the filmmakers blog:
It was never our intention to be in the film. After our first year of making the film and getting nowhere with trying to get the exclusive interview with the ellusive Hughes, we simply gave up. We focused on the people who worked with him or were influenced by him. It’s not just that he hasn’t given “an” interview since 1999. When Time magazine wanted to do an article with him, he said no. When the Biography channel wanted to do an interview with him, he said no. When MTV was giving him an award, he didn’t show up. When his old high school wanted to give him an award, he didn’t accept. When they dug up an idea Hughes wrote down on a napkin in the 80s (Drillbit Taylor)and Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow wanted to meet with him, he said no.
This is a good example of some storytellers pressing on even though there were some roadblocks in the way of this getting out. It was good to see Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Kevin Smith up there on the screen.
Your favorite Hughes film?