Posted by: znewkirk | August 6, 2009

RIP John Hughes


In what is sure to be a regular occurrence, I’m now posting on the death of beloved film icons. In this case, that icon is John Hughes, director of such seminal 1980s teen crap as “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Uncle Buck,” but the writer of many, many more memorable hits from the 80s and 90s. Hughes died today after suffering a heart attack while walking his dog in New York.

I’ll personally remember him for what is one of my favorite holiday-themed films, “Home Alone,” which he wrote and produced. Others will hate him for introducing the world to Jon Cryer.

While the whole of his work is sometimes sentimental and overly gooey, Hughes truly was a great comedic writer, and I’m sure he’ll be missed by his loving, tightly-knit Hollywood family. Seriously, though, he was pretty good, as Kevin Smith will no doubt tell you.


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