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#1 Old 08-06-2009, 11:13 PM
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'Sixteen Candles,' 'Breakfast Club' director Hughes dead at 59



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(CNN) -- John Hughes, the producer, writer and director whose 1980s films such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Some Kind of Wonderful" offered a sharp-eyed look at teenagers and their social habits, has died, according to a statement from his representative. He was 59.



John Hughes was behind some of the most beloved films of the 1980s.



1 of 2 more photos » Hughes died of a heart attack while taking a morning walk in Manhattan, according to the statement.



Hughes, who was also a prolific screenwriter and producer, was at his peak in the 1980s, when his films -- which starred young actors such as Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall and Jon Cryer -- dominated the box office and were hailed by critics for their thoughtful teen protagonists, rarely portrayed with such sympathy in comedies at the time.



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So sad. And so young.



Anyone have a favorite John Hughes movie? One of mine is Ferris Bueller's Day Off.



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#2 Old 08-07-2009, 04:34 AM
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The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Uncle Buck are my favourites.
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Oh, I just read this on the news. I don't know that I could choose between The Breakfast Club and Ferris. He was a pretty neat guy, actually.

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Fantastic film, hope it gets shown on TV soon as a tribute.
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Ferris Buellers (sp?) Day Off was one of those films I only watched the first time because there was nothing else on at the time ; I expected usual lame teenage "comedy".



How wrong I was, its definately on my list of most excellent films.



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I was sad to read this. Nobody did the 80's better.



As for my favorites, guess I'd have to say:



Sixteen Candles

Uncle Buck

Ferris Beuller's Day Off

Breakfast Club

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Very sad. ^^ loved all of the above. Sixteen Candles is my all time favorite movie ever.
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But can we every forgive him for 'Curly Sue' and 4 seperate Beethoven the dog films?
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RIP Mr. Hughes





Another favorite of mine was, "She's Having A Baby"...
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breakfast club...every time. I can still recite that entire movie from memorie. it wa sso real to me. *sob*



and I loved Pretty in pink--andrew mcarthy made me swoon.

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I do have a test today, that wasn't bullsh!t. It's on European Socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So, who gives a crap if they're Socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car.



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RIP John. So many of your movies were a part of my childhood.
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might have to put it on the big screen at work tonight, i hope we have a copy in stock

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But can we ever forgive him for 'Curly Sue' and 4 seperate Beethoven the dog films?



He directed those under an alternate name, so yes, we will ignore them and focus on the classics I adore oh so much. Most of my favourite movies are 80's movies, and many of those were his creations...



Next movie night I have shall be dedicated to him. I have The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off at home. I am sure my friends can produce copies of some of the other greats.
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I do have a test today, that wasn't bullsh!t. It's on European Socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So, who gives a crap if they're Socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car.



- Ferris Bueller





One of my favourite quotes from that movie, but then, those are endless. Admittedly, I can quote most of that movie as I am watching it and not ever realize I am doing so... out loud... much to the dismay of whoever might be my viewing company at that time.
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I have The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off at home.



Me, too. I shall watch them later in Hughes' honor. My cousin, also a Ferris Bueller fan, is a teacher and was subbing one day. One of the students was giving her a hard time, so she ordered him to the principal's office. She asked his name, and he responded, Abe Froman. She got the reference and without missing a beat replied, You're Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago? It was classic.
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Me, too. I shall watch them later in Hughes' honor. My cousin, also a Ferris Bueller fan, is a teacher and was subbing one day. One of the students was giving her a hard time, so she ordered him to the principal's office. She asked his name, and he responded, Abe Froman. She got the reference and without missing a beat replied, You're Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago? It was classic.



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Me, too. I shall watch them later in Hughes' honor. My cousin, also a Ferris Bueller fan, is a teacher and was subbing one day. One of the students was giving her a hard time, so she ordered him to the principal's office. She asked his name, and he responded, Abe Froman. She got the reference and without missing a beat replied, You're Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago? It was classic.



Lol, brilliant.
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But can we every forgive him for 'Curly Sue' and 4 seperate Beethoven the dog films?



R.I.P. John.....You and Your Movies Rock....Thanxx for the laughs and tears you will be missed



I love Curly Sue...and most of the movies he has done....not Ferris Bueller Though....it was okay not great IMO...My Fave Movie by him is Pretty In Pink..
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Ya dead at 59 , seems awfully young to have a heart attack .



Sixteen Candles is such a funny movie , im suprised nobody has mentioned it yet .
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Sixteen Candles is such a funny movie , im suprised nobody has mentioned it yet.

Hey, I not only mentioned it but it's Number One on my list!
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Ferris will always live in my movie collection and in my heart. RIP John. Another one gone too soon.
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Breakfast Club was the best- That movie came out the year I was a senior in high school and it felt more 'real' to me than anything I had ever seen. Everything about it was funny, sad, touching, and truthful. I feel lucky that I got to see such an amazing movie at the perfect time in my life to speak to me the loudest.



Oh yea - and Plane, Trains and Automobiles is great too!!!



RIP John Hughes
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Mine is Sixteen Candles, but I also didn't know that he did Home Alone
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he was a truly gifted individual. I don't know how he understood teenagers... He just GOT it! R.I.P Hughes
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