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Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by RavensShallBurn, Aug 6, 2009.
John Hughes dead at 59.
I compiled his 80's movies for a blog my friends and I share. It's unbelievable:
National Lampoon's Vacation
Pretty in Pink
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The Great Outdoors
That's when I did the most of my growing up. I'm definitely and 80's child. I turn 33 this year. In later years, his movies waned, but I believe that's because he was stuck in the 80's mindset or focused merely on kids' movies.
That's a ridiculously stacked list there. He knew how to direct a comedy, that's for sure.
I'm 36 and am an 80s child too.
The younger generation who didn't grow up in the 80s just doesn't understand it. I mean, us 80s kids could still relate to and understand the 70s much, much better than younger gens understand the 80s. Go figure.
I'm definitely not an 80's kid... I was born in '89, but that's about it.
I definitely enjoy his movies though... I've seen all of those listed with the exception of Mr. Mom, Weird Science, and Pretty in Pink.
Wow....you should check out Weird Science. Great Flick. They were just talking about him on Scence Unseen podcast. Didnt he direct Home Alone?
Wow. That's unexpected.
I hadn't watched one of his movies in years, until I watched Planes, Trains and Automobiles last night.
Director John Hughes dead at 59
I don't know about you guys, but I loved a lot of his movies...Breakfast Club, Ferris Buehler's Day Off, 16 Candles. I know he hadn't directed in a long time, but IMO, he made his mark on film and Americana a long time ago. I'm sure he'll be missed by many.
This ain't my day.
I guess a high-five is in order ?
RIP John Hughes