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Friday, August 7, 2009

JOHN HUGHES (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009)

We will never forget about you John Hughes...I just felt the need to write a small tribute to this amazing writer/producer/director. My teenage years would have been completely different without his films being a part of them. I mean honestly I think we all feel that John Hughes was THE best thing about the 80's.

Small piece of interesting info that I just learned tonight reading an article about him...

"Hughes was a salesman's son who recalled having a fairly happy childhood, though he was a bit of a loner in high school. An art student at the University of Arizona, he dropped out and returned to the Chicago area, where he began sending jokes — unsolicited — to such comedians as Norm Crosby and Rodney Dangerfield.

He then moved into advertising before becoming a Hollywood screen writer in the late 1970s who, like so many in his profession, tired of seeing his work changed. He wanted to direct. He was unsure how, and afraid to work with experienced actors, so he came up with a simple, youthful plot — a bunch of teens in a single room, which became "The Breakfast Club." (His second release as a director, "Sixteen Candles," came out first.)"


So, I want to try and keep this short and sweet with a list of some of his most memorable films...

The Breakfast Club
Sixteen Candles
National Lampoon's Vacation
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Mr. Mom
Weird Science
Pretty in Pink
Some Kind of Wonderful
Home Alone
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Uncle Buck
The Great Outdoors

...and in the words of the late great John Candy as Lasky (guard at Walley World in National Lampoon's Vacation)

"Sorry folks, park's closed. Moose out front shoulda told ya"

Thanks for everything John Hughes


Trina S. said...

man, I really lovvvvved Pretty in Pink and Weird Science! What a loss...