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    R.I.P. John Hughes

    Apparently he had a heart attack while taking a morning walk. I'm sure that a lot of us here were familiar with a number of his films.

    He directed such '80s hit films as "The Breakfast Club,"Weird Science," "Sixteen Candles" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

    He was 59.
    And the Lord said unto John, "Come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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    Indeed. Massive effect--and affect, actually--on my life, if you know what I mean

    RIP.

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    Most of his movies were terribly boring.

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    I didn't think his movies were boring, just somewhat sappy.

    Mia Sara was hot in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

    There was something hot about Molly Ringwald too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techman View Post

    He directed such '80s hit films as "The Breakfast Club,"Weird Science," "Sixteen Candles" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

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    And also Planes Trains and Automobiles, a personal fav. of mine.
    Sappy movies or not, anyone who has helped make millions of people laugh has a legacy to be proud of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbodick View Post
    And also Planes Trains and Automobiles, a personal fav. of mine.
    Sappy movies or not, anyone who has helped make millions of people laugh has a legacy to be proud of.
    That's one of my favorite movies. I had forgotten that he had done that one. I looked him up on IMDB and found that he had a hand in many movies that were among my favorites like the Home Alone series, first one is the best, Uncle Buck and the National Lampoon Vacation films.

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    And the Lord said unto John, "Come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techman View Post
    That's one of my favorite movies. I had forgotten that he had done that one. I looked him up on IMDB and found that he had a hand in many movies that were among my favorites like the Home Alone series, first one is the best, Uncle Buck and the National Lampoon Vacation films.

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    Hello Techman,

    His movies were fun, lightly funny and successful. But I wouldn't call any of them "landmark". He did very well largely in a narrow niche (teen angst) that had a large pre-made audience. I'd call most of them a good diversion, but not much more. I found the Breakfast Club boring. The first Home Alone was fun farcical slapstick, but it's funny that the best scene was the serious connection between the kid and the old man...in my view. Still, one cannot argue with his success. He did had a very good career.

    Cheers,

    Merlot
    Last edited by Merlot; 08-07-2009 at 09:53 AM.

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    Ferris is a Classic!

    If you have the means...

    R.I.P.

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    He was not that old, he died of a heart attack while walking his dog. I wonder if his early death has anything to do with his amazing acheivements.

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