Yeah, what a great collection of films.
He was an 80s genius.
John Hughes has died. He directed countless classic movies, including
National Lampoon's Vacation; Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Weird Science; The Breakfast Club; Some Kind of Wonderful; Sixteen Candles; Pretty in Pink; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Uncle Buck; Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Indeed a fine director and a decent body of work there. RIP good Sir.
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When I was about 12 or 13 I watched Some Kind of Wonderful every single day for about 6 weeks.
I was totally infatuated with Mary Stuart Masterson. She had a cool hair cut (at the time) and I remember trying to get my mum to dye mine so that it looked the same.
There are so many films on that list that I can still sit down and watch 'regularly' without getting bored. I think I'd have to put Home Alone at the top of that list. I seriously never tire of it.
You know ... I think The Breakfast Club should be on the curriculum in all highschools ... maybe even as early as grade 8. I know it is full of swares ... and a panty shot ... but he lessons learned in it are HUGE. I know a fellow teacher ... retired now ... who use to show it every year to his grade 8 class on the last day. When he gave them a chance to go out and play ... or talk about the film ... they almost always decided to sit and talk about how it made them feel.
Hughes' films are some of my favorite films from the 80's ... he will be missed.
P.S. Ferris Buller STILL makes me laugh out loud everytime I see it.
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Sad news. Dean, I had the same infatuation with Mary Stuart Masterson - I love that movie. And The Breakfast Club. And all the rest for that matter. He really was a genius.
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Just moving into my teen years -- the fact that Keith was an outcast/artist/painter made me feel really special -- like I could identify with the movie in a way than none of my friends could - just because I painted too.
The teenage mind lets you get really involved in things like that. Sometimes I miss the obsessive thoughts I'd have about films and music. I just don't feel as passionately about things as I did back then.