Thursday, August 6, 2009

John Hughes 1950-2009

I can't think of any one filmmaker that takes me back to those awkward teenage years, and with a smile no less, like John Hughes. Walk into the video store where I worked as a teenager, and 9 out of 10 times, you'd find me watching one of his movies....again. He gave us The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Vacation, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, Uncle Buck, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and my favorite film of all time....Ferris Bueller's Day Off. If you want a window of what it was like to live in the 1980's, nobody did it better than John. His films still resonate with me, and I've yet to find a filmmaker today that can tell so many stories with such incredible heart and humor in the way that the did.... Mr. Hughes passed away of a heart attack on August 6th, he was 59 years old.
"Yep. I said it before and I'll say it again... Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around, you could miss it." --Ferris Bueller

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