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RIP John Hughes

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Small Town Guy, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Crap man. Heart attack while walking.

  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

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  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Heaven needed someone to write teen-angst movies.

  4. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Forget the teen angst. How about this Murderer's Row of comedies he wrote (doesn't include 16 candles, etc). Put's Apatow to shame.

    Christmas Vacation (1989) (written by)
    Uncle Buck (1989) (written by)
    The Great Outdoors (1988) (written by)
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) (written by)
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) (written by)
    Weird Science (1985) (written by)
    European Vacation (1985) (screenplay) (story)
    Vacation (1983)
    Mr. Mom (1983) (written by)
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Weird Science and Ferris Bueller's Day Off are included in said teen angst.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Didn't quite make the transition to other types of films as well as Chris Columbus did. R.I.P. And STG, that list isn't really superimpressive, and I have a feeling Apatow's list will be considered similarly over time.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Holy shit. I feel very old today.

    His films don't really stand up all that well 20-odd years later, but the stuff was great in its time. RIP to the man who essayed a generation.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    TMZ gets another scoop?
  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Can't say it any better.
  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Not to wipe my feet on the dearly departed, but that list includes some fucking awful movies.

    I'll tip my hat to the original "Vacation," which was terrific, and to "Sixteen Candles" and "Ferris Bueller."

    "Breakfast Club" remains the most overrated film of its genre.

    No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Me too.

    He didn't write Oscar-winning stuff but he did a great job of bringing the 80s to life on screen.
  12. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    This is a tough one. RIP.
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