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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
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And virtually every teen comedy in the 90's & 00's owes a debt of gratitude to him as well. RIP.
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Still great movies too. Will be missed. R.I.P.
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off remains one of my favorite films of all time. RIP.
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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.
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    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.



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MoviesOnTCM John Hughes & Preston Sturges: Both writer/directors who defined comedy for a generation. Both died on 8/6, 50 years apart!



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    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.



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Wow. What a loss. The Breakfast Club is an incredible movie, and easily one of my favorites

RIP.

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Coincidentally, we just picked up a $6 DVD of Some Kind of Wonderful. We'll be watching it this weekend, awash in teenage nostalgia.
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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.

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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.
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Since: 21.8.03
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#13 Posted on | 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.

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"So you're Abe Froman? The sausage king of Chicago."

Great quote from the Ferris movie.

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