There are echoing sounds of emptiness in the halls of Shermer High School tonight… Bueller?… Bueller?… Bueller?… John Hugues is no more, passing away at the age of 59 of a heart attack last yesterday. My childhood and teenage years would have not been the same without his films!
Which John Hugues movie was your favorite?!
I gotta admit that I loved Curly Sue! haha I know… I know! Of course, TheBreakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s and Pretty in Pink are such classics that no one can admit to hating! I loved John Candy and Steve Martin together, what a pair ! I still own my VHS copy of Planes, Trains and Automobiles!
I never realised he penned so many amazing movies (ok–some are not A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, but I’m sure you can find a fan base for Beethoven’s 5th and Drillbit Taylor!!!!). He can be credited for the following (among others):
* National Lampoon’s Class Reunion (1982), Vacation (1983), European Vacation (1985), Christmas Vacation (1989) and American Adventure (2000)
* Mr. Mom (1983)
* Sixteen Candles (1984)
* The Breakfast Club (1985)
* Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
* Pretty in Pink (1986)
* Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
* Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
* The Great Outdoors (1988)
* Uncle Buck (1989)
* Home Alone (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), 3 (1997), 4 (2002)
* Curly Sue (1991)
* Beethoven (1992) & Beethoven’s 2nd (1993), 3rd (2000), 4th (2001) and 5th (2003)
* Dennis the Menace (1993)
* 101 Dalmatians (1996)
* Flubber: The Absent Minded Professor (1997)
* Maid in Manhattan (2002)
* Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Here is a video “BEST OF” of John’s legacy:
R.I.P. John Hughes.
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