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7th August 09, 03:55 AM
Iconic '80s film director John Hughes dies of heart attack at 59

Writer-director-producer John Hughes died of a heart attack Thursday in New York City. He was 59.

Hughes was the man behind some of the biggest films of the '80s writing and directing The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller's Day Off; and writing the screenplay for Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful and Mr. Mom.

He is credited for creating the teen angst genre in modern film. His movies were not only box office successes but critical ones as well, and often praised for their realistic approach into the lives of modern teenagers. Hughes' films served as a huge break for some of the biggest stars of the '80s including Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Matthew Broderick and Molly Ringwald, who appeared in three of his films including the lead role in Sixteen Candles the first movie Hughes directed. A native of Illinois, Hughes set most of his films in the Chicago area.

He stepped away from the spotlight to spend time with his family and work on his farm in northern Illinois, but still continued to work in film with his last directorial effort being 1991's Curly Sue, the then went on to produce the blockbuster Home Alone franchise.

Hughes got his start selling jokes to veteran comedians Rodney Dangerfield and Joan Rivers. A story he wrote for the humour magazine National Lampoon chronicled summer trips with his family as a teenager. That story inspired his screenplay of another '80s hit, National Lampoon's Vacation.

creator of some classics. R.I.P.


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7th August 09, 08:33 AM
Post if your mind immediately went to Simple Mind's song. He did good movies.

7th August 09, 08:37 AM

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7th August 09, 08:46 AM

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7th August 09, 09:12 AM


Truculent Sheep
7th August 09, 10:08 AM
He was good in his prime, but from Home Alone onwards, he churned out cynical, empty 'family movies' for people with no brains. All the subtlety and rich characterisation and razor sharp dialogue went down the crapper.

On the other hand, let's remember that prime for a moment...




7th August 09, 11:17 AM
Ahh how Steve Martin and that other guy (Chevy Chase?) have fallen since then with their family-friendly piles of shit.

Actually, has Chevy Chase fallen? I can't remember the last movie I saw with him that wasn't something like Three Amigos.

7th August 09, 11:28 AM
The summer of death claims another.

7th August 09, 11:30 AM
I think it was Vegas vacation. They should close out that movie series with National Lampoons Retirement and have it be about the kids getting fed up with Chevy Chase and carting him off to some care center.

Kein Haar
7th August 09, 12:55 PM
Uncle Buck ftw

9th August 09, 09:04 AM
Lol uncle fuck. Never got old.

11th August 09, 06:41 AM
You silly fuckers forgot something important: