RIP John Hughes, Jr. (Feb 18, 1950 – Aug 6, 2009)

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Nick Cave, 7 August 2009.

  1. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    'Brat Pack' and Teen Comedy Film Director Dies...

    Film director John Hughes, who made a series of memorable 1980s teen comedies including The Breakfast Club and Uncle Buck, has died of a heart attack. The 59-year-old collapsed while strolling in Manhattan, where he was visiting family.

    Hughes' 1980s films ushered in a new generation of fresh-faced, teen stars known as the "Brat Pack" - including Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Matthew Broderick.

    But he is perhaps best known for turning Macaulay Culkin into an international star for his role in Home Alone, which Hughes wrote and produced.

    The 1990 blockbuster made almost £300m worldwide, and turned around the fortunes of 20th Century Fox - whose parent company was struggling to pay its creditors.

    Actor Matthew Broderick said: "I am truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes.

    "He was a wonderful, very talented guy and my heart goes out to his family."

    The director's films, such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, are considered standard-bearers of the teen genre and explore American adolescent behavior.

    He supplied his awkward characters with natural dialogue, allowing audiences to empathise with their travails.

    "Many filmmakers portray teenagers as immoral and ignorant with pursuits that are pretty base," Hughes told the Chicago Tribune in 1985.

    "They seem to think that teenagers aren't very bright. But I haven't found that to be the case. I listen to kids. I respect them.

    "I don't discount anything they have to say just because they're only 16 years old."

    Hughes worked with Molly Ringwald on both Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, as well as 1986's Pretty in Pink, which he wrote and produced.

    He also made a star out of Matthew Broderick, the fearless hero of Ferris Bueller's Day Off who makes good on his determination to miss a day of school.

    He later worked with John Candy on Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, as well as writing the family-friendly films National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Beethoven.

    Over the past decade the director turned his back on Hollywood to become a farmer in the midwest.

    He leaves a wife, Nancy, two sons and four grandchildren.

    :CRY: Gutted, everyone knows and loves at least one of this guys movies.
    I know he had all but turned his back on Hollywood and film but it's a sad loss to the industry and as Breakfast Club had such an affect and is is a big part of my life I feel a bit of me died too... :WORSHIP:

    A great guy...

    Could a MOD move this into Entertainment please...
    Last edited: 7 August 2009
  2. matherto

    matherto 20 times 20 times Man United

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    Damn, he made a hell of a lot of great, iconic films.

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is one of my very favourite films.

  3. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    La Manga Del Mar Menor, Spain.
    Sheffield Wednesday

    The Breakfast Club is my favourite all time movie and one of the few movies I've ever watched more than twice.
  4. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    May have a Hughes film weekend in memory of the great man...
  5. mjsmith2k

    mjsmith2k Come on you Reds!

    5 November 2005
    Forest, Bulls, Patriots
    Really sad news, the guy was a legend creating some of my favourite films.

    Thanks for the memories Mr. Hughes.

  6. sauce

    sauce Warriors

    20 September 2005
    Chatbox, Brazil
    Was checking his movies this morning, many of them are in my favorites, will try to watch some again this weekend too.

  7. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies Chief PESsimist Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Didn't know the guy but I've seen that film many, many times. Tears of laughter watching that since I was a kid.

  8. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Glasgow Rangers
    planes, trains & automobiles is my favourite comedy EVER!

    [At the car rental agency, after Neal finds the rental car he was assigned isn't in the spot]
    Car Rental Agent: Welcome to Marathon, may I help you?
    Neal Page: (coldly) Yes.
    Car Rental Agent: How may I help you?
    Neal: (quietly and slowly) You can start by wiping that fucking dumbass smile off your rosy fucking cheeks...
    (rising in volume) ...Then you can give me a fucking automobile - a fucking Datsun, a fucking Toyota, a fucking Mustang, a fucking Buick - four fucking wheels and a seat!
    Car Rental Agent: I really don't care for the way you're speaking to me.
    Neal: And I really don't care for the way your company left me in the middle of fucking nowhere with fucking keys to a fucking car that isn't fucking there. And I really didn't care to fucking walk down a fucking highway and across a fucking runway to get back here to have you smile at my fucking face...
    (very quietly and slowly) ...I want a fucking car, right fucking now...
    Car Rental Agent: May I see your rental agreement?
    Neal: I threw it away.
    Car Rental Agent: Oh boy.
    Neal: Oh boy what?
    Car Rental Agent: (sneering) You're fucked.

    absolute genius!!
  9. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Newcastle United
    I was looking at films he made and every film I found is a classic...

    - National Lampoon's Vacation
    - Sixteen Candles
    - The Breakfast Club
    - Weird Science
    - Pretty in Pink
    - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    - The Great Outdoors
    - Uncle Buck
    - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    - Home Alone
  10. mjsmith2k

    mjsmith2k Come on you Reds!

    5 November 2005
    Forest, Bulls, Patriots
    Is that from Stand By Me (The Body) in your sig spunk of mj? I know it's Stephen King, but without digging out the book...
  11. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    Darlington FC
    Yeah t'is.
  12. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    Haha, I love that movie...
  13. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Some of my favourite films there.

  14. Carl

    Carl Ban Master Staff

    27 December 2001
    West Ham United FC
    Sad news, great film maker.
  15. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    Ferris Bueller is one of my favourite films ever!!! RIP
  16. spaceman

    spaceman League 2

    18 June 2003
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is my most fave Comedy, it still gets me and i have seen it more than 20 times. Wish Paramount would hurry and deliver us the Blu-ray.

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