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RIP: John Hughes

John Hughes

Well, it’s a dark day for my generation and 80s cinema–the latter certainly shaped the former. And one of the directors who defined movies in the 80s was John Hughes. His filmography has not only the high school love trifecta of Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful (all three of which he scribed–and he directed Candles) but also the high school drama of The Breakfast Club. And there’s also the classic Weird Science, one of my favorite John Candy starring roles in Uncle Buck, and the mayhem of Vacation.

And of course, the high school character everyone wanted to be…

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Sadly, John Hughes died yesterday at age 59 of a heart attack.

Mr. Hughes: you gave my peers and I a crapload of movies to remember and quote often…and some great memories. Thanks for everything.

P.S. Make sure you read this blog post about Hughes. It’s amazing. Found via Graham Linehan.


  • G.M.: Thanks for the backup link…for some reason the link is still working here, though. But yeah, Mr. H was apparently even cooler than we originally knew.