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Director John Hughes Dead at 59

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 03:12 pm
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Director John Hughes Dead At 59
4:54 pm
August 6, 2009
NPR
By Frank James

John Hughes, one of Hollywood's most successful directors, whose movies during the 1980s and 1990s helped to define that era as cultural touchstones, has died at age 59.

Hughes, who directed the "The Breakfast Club;" "Ferris Bueller's Day Off;" "Sixteen Candles", and "Trains, Planes and Automobiles," died of a heart attack during a walk while he visited family in Manhattan, according to reports.

 
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 03:23 pm
@djjd62,
Damn...

RIP Mr Hughes.
aidan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 03:30 pm
@Rockhead,
Yeah - that's sad.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 03:31 pm
all in all he leaves a pretty good legacy

Filmography

Writer

Delta House (1979) (TV Series)
National Lampoon's Class Reunion (1982)
At Ease (1983) (TV Series)
Mr. Mom (1983)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Nate and Hayes (1983) (with David Odell)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985; characters)
Weird Science (1985)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
She's Having a Baby (1988)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Uncle Buck (1989)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Home Alone (1990)
Career Opportunities (1991)
Dutch (1991)
Curly Sue (1991)
Beethoven (1992) (as Edmond Dantes)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
101 Dalmatians (1996)
Flubber (1997)
Home Alone 3 (1997)
Reach The Rock (1998)
Just Visiting (2001) (with Jean-Marie Poire & Christian Clavier)
Maid in Manhattan (2002; story) (originally titled The Chambermaid) (as Edmond Dantes)
Drillbit Taylor (2008; story) (as Edmond Dantes)

Director

Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Weird Science (1985)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Uncle Buck (1989)
Curly Sue (1991)

Producer

The Breakfast Club (1985)
Pretty in Pink (1986; executive producer)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
She's Having a Baby (1988)
The Great Outdoors (1988; executive producer)
Uncle Buck (1989)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Home Alone (1990)
Career Opportunities (1991)
Only the Lonely (1991)
Dutch (1991)
Curly Sue (1991)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
101 Dalmatians (1996)
Flubber (1997)
Home Alone 3 (1997)
Reach the Rock (1998)
New Port South (2001; executive producer)

Books

The National Lampoon Sunday Newspaper Parody (1978) (with PJ O'Rourke)

jespah
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 03:49 pm
One of my fave films.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 04:17 pm
@djjd62,
Hey, I've seen a fair bit of those movies. It's too bad such a talent died so young.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 04:26 pm
@Reyn,
Know something, Reyn? All those titles are familiar to me but I don't think I've seen a single one of those movies. When they were new I considered them as kiddie flicks for adolescents and never went to see one.

But it's always sad to hear of someone that young passing suddenly.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 04:49 pm


a montage of hughes film clips

damn ally sheedy was a beautiful girl
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 04:50 pm
@djjd62,
I've only seen a couple of his films, but the soundtracks to several of them are really symbolic of a generation.

Young to go. I hope he'd accomplished most of what he'd dreamed of.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 04:52 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Planes, Trains & Automobiles and She's Having a Baby, are his best adult comedies in my opinion

The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, are the best of the teen flicks
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 05:26 pm
The only one on the list I care that much about is Home Alone.
He was much too young to die. RIP
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 06:28 pm
A great loss to the film industry of Chicago's North Shore suburbs.
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