Advice to Gifted and Talented Youth 4 – John Hughes Movies

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Advice to Gifted and Talented Youth 4 – John Hughes Movies

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

June 8, 2017

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Rick Rosner: To start your study of these kids, you want to watch John Hughes movies. He’s said that his classic movies of the 80s like Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Breakfast Club – probably have more characters in them that are asynchronously developed than any super popular movies ever. You can probably throw Lucas in there. The 80s were kind of the era for high school movies and movie characters who were frustrated because they were smart, but immature, and didn’t know how to work around that.

Hughes talked about the difference between geeks and nerds, where a nerd is going to be a little weird and off for their whole life. But a geek just needs a couple years to level off physically and emotionally to where they are intellectually.

But from what you’re saying, a geek who doesn’t get the right kind of support or doesn’t develop the right life strategies could freeze into a nerd, permanently maladjusted and at odds with society.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner


Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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