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    RIP John Hughes

    Post by wprager on Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:20 pm

    Passed away today of a heart attack. He was 59.

    I went through the list of his movies n IMDB and was amazed how many I have seen and enjoyed:




    Vacation
    Sixteen Candles
    The Breakfast Club
    Weird Science
    Pretty in Pink
    Ferris Beuler's Day Off
    Some Kind of Wonderful
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    She's Having a Baby
    Uncle Buck
    Christmas Vacation
    Home Alone

    And that doesn't include some of the clunkers (like European Vacation, or the Home Alone sequels -- which he wrote but did not direct).

    What's your favorite John Hughes movie? My top three would be Home Alone, Uncle Buck and Ferris.


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    Re: RIP John Hughes

    Post by hemlock on Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:23 pm

    wprager wrote:Passed away today of a heart attack. He was 59.

    I went through the list of his movies n IMDB and was amazed how many I have seen and enjoyed:




    Vacation
    Sixteen Candles
    The Breakfast Club
    Weird Science
    Pretty in Pink
    Ferris Beuler's Day Off
    Some Kind of Wonderful
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    She's Having a Baby
    Uncle Buck
    Christmas Vacation
    Home Alone

    And that doesn't include some of the clunkers (like European Vacation, or the Home Alone sequels -- which he wrote but did not direct).

    What's your favorite John Hughes movie? My top three would be Home Alone, Uncle Buck and Ferris.

    European Vacation is not a clunker! I love that movie. Hughes has certainly made some classics though. He'll be missed.
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    Re: RIP John Hughes

    Post by wprager on Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:29 pm

    Well, compared to Vacation and Christmas Vacation, it wasn't very good. Compared to, oh, The Great Outdoors, perhaps it compares better.


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    Re: RIP John Hughes

    Post by wprager on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:01 pm

    Never watched Career Opportunities. I'm afraid I don't have a choice after watching this:



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    Re: RIP John Hughes

    Post by shabbs on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:06 pm

    Christmas Vacation cracks me up EVERY time... the best.

    The Breakfast Club will always be significant for me.

    "Ferris", P"lanes, Trains and Automobiles", "Uncle Buck" oh man... I could watch those movies over and over and over...

    RIP man... RIP.
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    Re: RIP John Hughes

    Post by shabbs on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:07 pm

    wprager wrote:Never watched Career Opportunities. I'm afraid I don't have a choice after watching this:

    Recognize her?

    Jennifer Connelly...

    Man, that was 1991.
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    Re: RIP John Hughes

    Post by wprager on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:17 pm

    Recognize her?

    Well, umm, that's why I *have to * watch it now. Ever since I first watched The Rocketeer.


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    Re: RIP John Hughes

    Post by PTFlea on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:47 pm

    Oh man..I loved John Hughes. Planes, Trains..is comic gold. Christmas Vacation as well.

    RIP.
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    Re: RIP John Hughes

    Post by Acrobat on Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:03 am

    shabbs wrote:
    wprager wrote:Never watched Career Opportunities. I'm afraid I don't have a choice after watching this:

    Recognize her?

    Jennifer Connelly...

    Man, that was 1991.

    I remember seeing her in Labyrinth (1986) - she was hot enough to make up for having to look at Bowie...
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    Re: RIP John Hughes

    Post by wprager on Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:32 pm

    Very interesting read:
    http://wellknowwhenwegetthere.blogspot.com/2009/08/sincerely-john-hughes.html

    A young girl wrote to John Hughes after seeing The Breakfast Club, and ended up being a pen-pal with him for many years.


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    Re: RIP John Hughes

    Post by Snuh on Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:39 pm

    A big loss to the film community and anyone who grew up in the 80's. My favorites are, anything he did with John Candy (The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, Planes, Trains, and automobiles). I also have a soft spot for Ferris and Weird Science.
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    Re: RIP John Hughes

    Post by Sens19 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:48 pm

    I loved Uncle Buck, RIP Hughes

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