Friday, August 7, 2009

John Hughes Remembrance

Film writer, producer and director, John Hughes, passed away yesterday at the age of 59. Among people of my age, Hughes is most famous for a handful of films he made in the 1980's. With Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast club and a few others he pioneered a new kind of teen movie featuring superior acting, emotionally charged themes and pop music soundtracks that made the careers of featured artists. However, what my high school classmates and I call "John Hughes movies" represent a small portion of his work. He has credits on dozens of other successful pictures, including some of the most enduring comedies of the last 30 years.

See Dr. Tony Shore's remembrance of Hughes here. (

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