REST IN PEACE JOHN HUGHES
As both a director and producer John Hughes body of work was pretty legendary in the 80s. The voice of that generation, his film’s included Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, National Lampoon’s Vacation, The Great Outdoors, Mr. Mom and mega blockbuster Home Alone in 1990.
My personal favorites are Weird Science (what a crazy premise), Some Kind of Wonderful (loved Mary Stuart Masterson) Trains, Planes and Automobiles (Steve Martin and John Candy were at the top of their game), Only the Lonely a 1991 film (John Candy’s best performance in a loose retelling of Marty) and Home Alone (A true classic). While Hughes dropped out of directing in 1991 and the business completely in 1998, his films remain very popular to this day and the focus on teen anguish in much of his work has been the influence for many directors working today with industry leaders like Judd Apatow, Kevin Smith, Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller tipping their hat to his vision. Hughes, who passed away of a heart attack, was way too young to go at just 59 years old.
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