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Friday, August 07, 2009

R.I.P. John Hughes

These days, anything you want to know about your favorite directors you can just grab online. Judd Apatow, Zack Snyder, whoever you want to read about, they are all over the place.

John Hughes disappeared from the public eye long before the current state of media, and maybe because of that, I can only think kindly of him and all the fantastic movies he directed when I was a kid. Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Planes Trains and Automobiles. And beyond directing, he wrote tons of other family-related films from the Vacation movies to Uncle Buck, The Great Outdoors and Home Alone. Suspiciously, these were also the last times Chevy Chase, John Candy and Dan Aykroyd were actually funny (though Aykroyd has had some moments since then).

Anyway, while we haven't seen anything amazing from him in a while, I still feel a sense of loss similar to that when Jim Henson passed away. The man created great things and will never be forgotten. I won't lie, I've welled up a bit.

Fun montage:


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