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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:13 PM
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'80s teen flick director John Hughes dies in NYC
Edited on Thu Aug-06-09 04:26 PM by CreekDog
Source: Yahoo News

'80s teen flick director John Hughes dies in NYC
11 mins ago

NEW YORK A spokeswoman for John Hughes says the director of 1980s coming-of-age films like "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club" has died in Manhattan.

Michelle Bega says the 59-year-old Hughes died of a heart attack during a morning walk. He was in Manhattan to visit family.

He made a teen star of Molly Ringwald with 1984's "Sixteen Candles" about a girl's nightmarish birthday on the eve of her sister's wedding.

(snip)

Hughes also directed "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and wrote "Home Alone." He lived in Illinois and set many of his films in the Chicago area.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_hughes/print



Quintessential 80's teenage movies --and National Lampoon's Vacation too. :(
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:15 PM
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1. RIP Mr Hughes. A very talented guy.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:15 PM
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3. The first Vacation movie was genius and he wrote it
:D
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:15 PM
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2. Damn! Beat me by a minute with a better source!
Mods, please delete my thread.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:23 PM
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4. Trains, Planes & Automobiles was my personal favorite
The teen stuff, I could take it or leave it (mostly leave it).

But as a long-time fan of Steve Martin and John Candy, "TP&A" still slays me to this day.

RIP Mr. Hughes.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093748/
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 11:45 PM
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41. Just bought Trains Planes and Automobilies on DVD yesterday......
....RIP John Hughes....LOVED ALL YOUR MOVIES. :(
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 04:39 PM
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5. And if I am not mistaken---Uncle Buck
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bullit Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 05:54 PM
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6. RIP
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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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7. John Hughes Dies
Source: tmz.com

John Hughes Dies

Posted Aug 6th 2009 4:43PM by TMZ Staff

John Hughes has died of a heart attack.

Hughes suffered the heart attack while taking a morning walk during a trip to NYC to visit family.

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

He was 59.

Read more: http://tmz.com
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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8. Sad! R.I.P! You made some fun movies Mr. Hughes! n/t
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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13. By the same token
I've made some fun of Mr. Hughes' movies!

All things considered, however, he was a good craftsman who got some very good performances from actors in movies that could have been utter flops with a less-talented director.

My condolences to family & friends.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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9. Noooooo! Some Kind Of Wonderful!!!!
:cry:
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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10. Oh no.
What a terrible loss. He was a truly gifted director.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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11. Oh no!
So young! :cry:

I loved his movies. You'll be missed, John. Rest in peace.

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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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12. A good man has left us.
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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14. I still love his movies.
I watched 'Ferris Bueller' for the zillionth time the other night and still enjoyed it. 'Pretty in Pink' was great (but would have been better if she had ended up with Ducky, damn test audiences!) How very sad. :cry:
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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15. Sad day.
I feel like part of my teenage years is dead, too. Damn. "The Breakfast Club" is one of my all-time favorite movies.

Rest in peace, John. :cry:
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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32. Me, too. I so wanted to be Molly Ringwald in high school.
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bobburgster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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16. "The Breakfast Club"
Was an awesome movie......Rest in peace!

Depressing, knowing he was only 4 years older than I.....
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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17. RIP. Thanks for giving a voice to a generation of teens
and their angst (mine included). You will be missed.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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18. His films are a great view of Eighties life.
RIP
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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19. Oh no!
I can't believe it, the quintessential 80s movie maker.

Oh, all the awesome flicks he wrote, or directed, or produced...

National Lampoon's vacation movies
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Home Alone movies
Ferris Bueller's Day off
Weird Science
The Breakfast Club
Uncle Buck
Dutch
...The list is endless.


I think I will end this post with, perhaps my favorite line from a John Hughes film as delivered by the late John Candy:
Buck to the stuck up, wart faced Assistant Principal-
"But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they're all good kids until dried-out brain dead scags like you drag them down and convince them they're no good. You so much as scowl at my niece or any other kid in this school and I hear about it, I'm comin' lookin' for you. Take this quarter (flips coin to her), go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face. Good day to you madam."
One of these days I am gonna tell someone off just like that. :smoke: You will be dearly missed Mr. Hughes.

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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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20. No more yanky my cranky..
:(

RIP dude. You will be missed.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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21. Pretty In Black
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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22. Not a big fan, but his movies WERE the 80's....
...RIP, John.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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23. RIP and Godspeed Mr. Hughes.
You made some of my favorite classics.
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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24. John Hughes Dies
Source: TMZ

John Hughes has died of a heart attack.

Hughes suffered the heart attack while taking a morning walk during a trip to NYC to visit family.

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

He was 59.

Story developing...


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/08/06/john-hughes-dies /



Don't know if the mods should delete this or not, but TMZ was correct breaking MJ's death.
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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25. Mods please delete.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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27. Are you saying it is a lie? nt
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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28. No. I got beat by a minute with a better source.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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29. TMZ is not as good a good source???
:rofl:

oh, probably. :fistbump:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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30. Oh. I saw one other, with TMZ as the source, also. The mods will combine them
if need be, when it comes to LBN topics, anyway....that's usually how they manage it.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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26. YOUNG. 59?? He's an INFANT, fachrissake! nt
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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31. R.I.P.
He created some films that will definitely be considered as classics.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:29 PM
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34. The trifecta...




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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:28 PM
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33. Bee-Oh-Oh, Aytch-Oh-Oh
As John Bender might say.

RIP John Hughes.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:29 PM
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35. Good journey Mr. Hughes
You made some of the most iconic movies of the 80's, and I watched most of them.
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:38 PM
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36. Peace to JH and condolences to his family.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:42 PM
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37. RIP, John.
You made my teenage years make sense.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 07:03 PM
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38. I was in high school in the 80s
and I grew up in suburban Chicago where the John Hughes movies took place. These movies were a part of my DNA in the 80's. John Hughes got me into the Smiths, New Order, Echo And The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, The Killing Joke and Nik Kershaw. Bands and artists that influenced me as a musician which is how I make my living today. If it weren't for those movies it is quite possible I might be doing something else with my life as an adult. He was the same age as my dad when he died last year of a heartattack. It makes me so sad.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 12:01 AM
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42. I'm so sorry about your Dad....
.....all his movies were great IMHO...sincerely. :(
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 07:22 PM
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39. RIP John. You captured a brief slice of Americana & brought a lot of enjoyment.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 09:49 PM
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40. r.i.p.
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The abyss Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 12:14 AM
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43. His movies represented life
If you came of age in the 30s, 50s, 70setc. It didnt matter.

They represented a common denominator. He also recognized and promoted some great up and coming talent.

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