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John Orquiola Scrapple Since: 28.2.02 From: Boston Since last post: 588 days Last activity: 588 days # 1 Posted on 6.8.09 1620.59 | Instant Rating: 4.66 http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118006975.html?categoryId=13&cs=1?ref=sharethis I think nearly everyone of the generation born in the 70's and 80's came of age with the help of his films. RIP Promote this thread!
Mayhem Scrapple Since: 25.4.03 From: Nashville, TN Since last post: 202 days Last activity: 9 days # 2 Posted on 6.8.09 1659.05 | Instant Rating: 5.20 And virtually every teen comedy in the 90's & 00's owes a debt of gratitude to him as well. RIP.
CajunMan Boudin blanc No longer registered Since: 2.1.02 From: Give me a Title shot! Since last post: 1571 days Last activity: 709 days # 3 Posted on 6.8.09 1659.48 | Instant Rating: 0.79 Still great movies too. Will be missed. R.I.P.
djp Morcilla Since: 16.2.07 From: 3rd Floor, NW window Since last post: 190 days Last activity: 52 days # 4 Posted on 6.8.09 2050.10 | Instant Rating: 4.51 Ferris Bueller's Day Off remains one of my favorite films of all time. RIP.
StaggerLee Scrapple Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 1 day # 5 Posted on 6.8.09 2136.16 | Instant Rating: 3.01 Man how sad is this? ONE he was only 59? And two, anybody near my age either went on a date to a John Hughes movie, or was in love with somebody IN a John Hughes Movie. Sad indeed.
DrDirt Banger Since: 8.10.03 From: flyover country Since last post: 27 days Last activity: 5 hours # 6 Posted on 6.8.09 2209.19 | Instant Rating: 7.35 Originally posted by StaggerLee Man how sad is this? ONE he was only 59? And two, anybody near my age either went on a date to a John Hughes movie, or was in love with somebody IN a John Hughes Movie. Sad indeed. He was only 6 years older than I am. Even though I am a bit older, I enjoyed his work alot. Didn't he do Trains, Planes, and automobiles? Loved that movie. Perception is reality
odessasteps Scrapple Since: 2.1.02 From: MD, USA Since last post: 600 days Last activity: 566 days # 7 Posted on 6.8.09 2229.39 | Instant Rating: 6.76 MoviesOnTCM John Hughes & Preston Sturges: Both writer/directors who defined comedy for a generation. Both died on 8/6, 50 years apart! Mark Coale Odessa Steps Magazine The Affirmation, Baby Blog
HMD Andouille Since: 8.6.02 From: Canada Since last post: 16 days Last activity: 2 days # 8 Posted on 7.8.09 0138.06 | Instant Rating: 2.81 Originally posted by DrDirt Originally posted by StaggerLee Man how sad is this? ONE he was only 59? And two, anybody near my age either went on a date to a John Hughes movie, or was in love with somebody IN a John Hughes Movie. Sad indeed. He was only 6 years older than I am. Even though I am a bit older, I enjoyed his work alot. Didn't he do Trains, Planes, and automobiles? Loved that movie. Yes, wrote it too. I would call it his best film. He seemed to not do much directing after "Curly Sue". Maybe John Candy was his muse... I wasn't old enough to be doing any kind of dating or to feel any kind of angst, teen or otherwise, when his classic high school dramady was big; Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, and the Breakfast Club were films I didn't watch till probably ten years after they were made, edited to shit, on TBS. But I must say, the Beethoven movies...the first two anyway, and the Home Alone movies, again, the first two, were must-watch stuff when I was kid. He didn't direct them, but he did write them. Quiet, Or Papa Spank!
Oliver Scrapple Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 343 days Last activity: 336 days # 9 Posted on 7.8.09 0849.39 | Instant Rating: 3.29 Wow. What a loss. The Breakfast Club is an incredible movie, and easily one of my favorites RIP. (edited by Oliver on 7.8.09 0751) "I have a feeling that waiting isn't as pointless as it seems. If someone is waiting, that place becomes a place to return to." Tsukasa to Jii-san, Kamen Rider Decade # 25 My Blog - My Twitter
The Goon Boudin blanc Moderator Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 3 days # 10 Posted on 7.8.09 0953.40 | Instant Rating: 7.75 Coincidentally, we just picked up a $6 DVD of Some Kind of Wonderful. We'll be watching it this weekend, awash in teenage nostalgia. ------ "Any fool can get into a college. Only a precious few may say the same about Amanda Jones."
kentish Andouille Since: 19.8.05 From: My Old Kentucky Home Since last post: 443 days Last activity: 48 days # 11 Posted on 7.8.09 1511.54 | Instant Rating: 4.81 How did I not hear this until now?? So sad, another part of my childhood gone. I watch Planes Trains & Automobiles every Thanksgiving, but think I might have to dust it off this weekend. RIP "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." -- Mahatma Gandhi
StaggerLee Scrapple Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 1 day # 12 Posted on 7.8.09 1630.18 | Instant Rating: 3.01 http://wellknowwhenwegetthere.blogspot.com/2009/08/sincerely-john-hughes.html?fark This lady was John Hughes' Pen Pal for a long time. This article talks about why he left hollywood.
Big G Potato korv Since: 21.8.03 From: the people who brought you Steel Magnolias.... Since last post: 15 hours Last activity: 10 hours # 13 Posted on 9.8.09 2005.10 | Instant Rating: 7.75 The guy was a guru. I just watched Weird Science a day or two before I heard he died, and Ferris Bueller a week or so ago. Also worked through the Vacation movies a couple of months ago. European still rocks. Need to get hold and re-familiarise myself with the Ringwold years. I always enjoyed those. RIP
CajunMan Boudin blanc No longer registered Since: 2.1.02 From: Give me a Title shot! Since last post: 1571 days Last activity: 709 days # 14 Posted on 9.8.09 2153.02 | Instant Rating: 0.79
"So you're Abe Froman? The sausage king of Chicago."
Great quote from the Ferris movie. (edited by CajunMan on 9.8.09 2153)
Some of the TV winners shocked me. I thought they'd save the Alec Baldwin win for later when he's about to retire, but I guess there weren't a lot of contenders there. Tina Fey losing out was a legit shocker for me. Thought she had it nailed.
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