The Soundtrack To My Life Had It Been Directed By John Hughes
Thanks @theshome for the request. Sorry it's so late. I needed to think about it. I decided to write it as a movie treatment. Here is my very long, too long, elevator pitch. I'm using 70s music instead of 80s because this was when I was a teenager. This is how John Hughes would have directed a movie about my life which is definitely not a rom-com.
- •The brief opening montage covers birth to age 12. We start off in Germany and pan over into small town Saskatchewan throughout the opening credits. Typical childhood pastimes like skating, swimming and playing Hide n Seek in the alley after dark play on the screen. It is cute & cheesey like Uncle Buck.Hot Child in the City by Nick Gilder plays. https://youtu.be/d02k10Bz6ro
- •We follow me to High School. It is more Breakfast Club than Pretty in Pink. I am the introverted loner hiding in the back of the classroom. I hide behind books. I hide behind my hair. I barely speak. I am too quiet. Ages 13-15.Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid plays. Very melancholy. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064115/
- •Still at school. Ages 16-17. The camera pans and follows me the quiet, imaginative bookworm as she lives in her head. Cartoon scenes play on the hallway walls depicting my daydreams. I daydream about being a writer like Jo. I daydream about riding unicorns. I daydream about London, then and now. It is reminiscent of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.Janis Ian's At Seventeen plays. https://youtu.be/ypn9oKaO-3E
- •We then take a brief look at my babysitting career from ages 13-30. I age well surrounded by numerous children aged birth to 5 years. I babysit every child in town under the age of seven. My weekends are spent babysitting. It is an okay gig and I use my money to buy magazines. I buy the first ever issue of Ms magazine. Yeah, I discover feminism.Babysitting Blues from Adventures in Babysitting plays. https://youtu.be/U6n9ZVIuQP4
- •We fast forward to graduation. I take my cousin as my date. We only go to the ceremony. I lock myself in my room avoiding the grad parties. My older sister attends instead. My tom cat runs away from home that night. Graduation is too much. After graduation I stay in town and continue babysitting. I then go to college to study children. Ages 18-23.I study Early Childhood Education. They train you to work in day cares. I don't graduate and keep babysitting but now I call myself a nanny. Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven is my class graduation song. https://youtu.be/qHFxncb1gRY
- •I move to the city to live with my younger brother and his wife. I fall in love. We drive around the city in his noisy truck quietly not talking. This is followed by marriage. Ages 24-26. We are both young. I work days. He works night.I think I love you by the Partridge Family plays. David Cassidy does the vocals. https://youtu.be/wAXFkUaQoAs
- •I get divorced. I reassess my life. I dye my hair red and for the first time I stand out. Ages 27-30. The mood is melancholy and upbeat at the same time. There are a lot of shots of libraries as I do research searching for the next best thing to explore. I decide to go back to university.Tanya Tucker's Delta Dawn plays. https://youtu.be/uDJ_qieca_s
- •I go back to university as a mature student. Ages 31-37. It is hard work but I love it. There are lots of shots of the university and its classrooms. I haunt the library. Someone falls in love with me. He proposes. I say no. I go on to graduate school. My classmates range from twenty year olds to eighty year olds. These are the best years.Ballad of Lucy Jordan by Marianne Faithfull plays. https://youtu.be/KPk8jYiyhtU
- •Post love. Post college. Work, play, travel. I get to know my parents as people. I move every couple of years. I am mostly content. Ages 38-40. Very Planes, Trains, and Automobiles feel.Joan Jett's Spinster plays. https://youtu.be/7Dqogz5lx-8
- •What now? Still, I search. What am I meant to do with this one glorious life? I wish I could afford to go back to university. I long for the days when universities offered tenure to their best. There is so much to learn. I want to study it all. Age 41 to the present.Song for a Spinster by Malachi Graham plays over the credits. https://youtu.be/vCaVuRVccPo
- •Songs and scenes contradict each other. No one knows who I am. There is no HEA. There is only contentment and anticipation.HEA equals happily ever after.
- •This movie is now over 4 hours long and everyone is bored and itching to go home!
- •John Hughes decides to stick to teen comedies and never does another bio-pic.
- •The End. 🎭😜