John Hughes Passes Away at 59

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  1. faceking

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    Wow.

    What to pick from...

    Ferris Bueller
    Pretty in Pink

    screw it.. here you go:


    1. Home Alone (1990) (written by)
    2. Christmas Vacation (1989) (written by)
      ... aka National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (UK: complete title) (USA: complete title)
      ... aka National Lampoon's Winter Holiday (UK)
    3. Uncle Buck (1989) (written by)
    4. The Great Outdoors (1988) (written by)
    5. She's Having a Baby (1988) (written by)
    6. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) (written by)
    7. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) (written by)
    8. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) (written by)
    9. Pretty in Pink (1986) (written by)
    10. Weird Science (1985) (written by)
    11. European Vacation (1985) (screenplay) (story)
      ... aka National Lampoon's European Vacation (UK: video box title)
    12. The Breakfast Club (1985) (written by)
    13. Sixteen Candles (1984) (written by)
    14. Nate and Hayes (1983) (written by)
      ... aka Savage Islands (UK)
    15. Vacation (1983) (screenplay) (short story "Vacation '58")
      ... aka National Lampoon's Vacation (UK) (USA: complete title)
      ... aka American Vacation (Europe: English title: video title)
    16. Mr. Mom (1983) (written by)
      ... aka Mr. Mum
      ... aka Perfect Daddy (Philippines: English title)
    17. Class Reunion (1982) (written by)
      ... aka National Lampoon's Class Reunion
     
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    Sad news. His movies defined the 80s for a lot of people (and the early 90s, I was a total "Home Alone" bitch). My initial reaction to this news was genuine shock.
     
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    Wow! Another cinematic great is gone. :frown1: Nobody makes movies of that quality anymore. :mad:


    I bolded my faves. If any of these movies are on cable I will stop everything and watch. :redface: These movies were the back drop for my teen years.
     
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    His movies were incredibly iconoclastic and now very nostalgic. These are among the first movies that I was old enough to see. I was very impressionable at that age, and they had a powerful affect on me.

    I remember the first and last kiss in Some kind of Wonderful; when Ferris tried to roll back the odometer; when Uncle Buck met the principle (Mrs. Melanoma); the cliques brought together in The Breakfast Club; the "how bout those Bears?" scene in Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

    As an adult, I realize that these weren't great films, but they greatly reflected their era... and the human condition.
     
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    true....less about "great cinema" more about great moments, and some very simple humor.


    Planes Trains and Automobiles, the scene where they are pulled over in the completely burned out car, and the officer says "Do you know how fast you were going", and John Candy says, "well, no officer, unfortunately i do not because the speedometer is melted" gets me every time...

    and then the officer says "Do you really think this vehicle is safe for highway transportation?" and John Candy earnestly looks at him and says "Yes I do...I really do"

    gets me every time.

    Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Vacation, Weird Science all had so many funny moments
     
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    wow... no Weird Science for ya... or Vacation.

    man, the guy has sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many classic quotable lines, it's not funny, now sad

    Chicagoans and Illinii X-gen'rs are thankful to that guy, as he put that place on the map for movie backdrops...
     
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    Weird Science was awesome

    "He don't even have his license, Lisa!"

    "He's an asshole...anyone with a haircut like that, you know there an asshole"

    "I'm not going to stand here and listen to this...this...Baloney!!!"
    "He won't you know...he doesn't stand for Baloney!"


    Chet was Bill Paxton's second best role ever, after Aliens.
     
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    This is terrible! I loved his work-I sectioned off above the ones I've seen several (as in more than 4) times each.
     
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    :frown1::frown1:
     
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    Oh, Dimitri.
     
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    I love his movies. and I wanted to be a writer like he was and my favorite films were National Lampoon's Vacation Ferris Bueller's Day off and Sixteen Candles. I don't think there will be teen movies and fun and intelligent as his ever again.
     
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    Wow, I didn't realize it, but John Hughes probably had the most impact on my childhood and upbringing than any other man on Earth.
     
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