Why do you think the film’s appeal has endured all these years?
I just think it’s a great character and it’s such a satisfying rendition of that kind of heroic everyman. I think because John Hughes really had a great take on that kind of outsider/insider, cool-guy persona. I also think that they created this hyper-real, stylised world that doesn’t really date. It’s kind of like this supernatural suburbia, you know. And I guess it continues… It’s still vibrant so that’s why, I think.