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Rest In Peace John Hughes

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some really uncool news. John Hughes brought a lot of joy into my life and I'm a little in shock that he's gone. He died of a heart attack this morning while taking a walk in New York. Let's look at his legacy. The man either wrote or directed (or did both) some of my all time favorite films, including FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, SIXTEEN CANDLES, WEIRD SCIENCE, PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES, UNCLE BUCK, PRETTY IN PINK, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION, THE GREAT OUTDOORS, DUTCH and HOME ALONE. The man was a voice for a generation and one of the funniest writers of the '80s. I mean, pop in SIXTEEN CANDLES and re-experience the absurd, but somehow heartfelt and grounded reality he constructs there. I've read some snarky comments about his output post-early '90s, but honestly I think that misses the point. John Hughes gave us more great films than most writer/directors in recent memory and when he was on fire the dude was unstoppable. Name me another comedy filmmaker who is chased as much as Hughes is. Every teen comedy these days tries to capture the same magic he delivered time after time and none have come close. It's appropriate in a weird way that I got word of his death as I drive cross-country with friends. I'm on my way to LA to catch Joe Dante's Movie Orgy at the New Beverly and typing this up on my computer, connected to the internet on a cellular modem. I can guarantee my friends and I will be quoting VACATION, DUTCH and PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES for the entirety of the 20+ hour trip. That speaks to Hughes' legacy better than anything I could type here. My thoughts will be with Mr. Hughes' friends, family and fans. He will be missed. Click here to check out a foreword written by Hughes detailing his family trip that inspired Vacation







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  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    fuck ing sucks

    by ottomatic

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    how long till the assholes come out?

    by ottomatic

    and start bashing him and his movies?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    AWESOME MOVIES

    by A G

    Really, that's a list to be proud of.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    OMG...how sad.

    by donduck

    Mr. Hughes was my childhood.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    So Sad..... If there's anyone who deserves a stadium

    by PixarsSUP

    funeral, it's this guy.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    JOHN HUGHES

    by damiz707

    My father, my friend

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    (Deep breath)

    by Johnny Thanatos

    FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! Nooooo....

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Too young. Was hoping he had some more classics in him.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Has to be said....

    by eric haislar

    Dear Mr. Vernon we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong, but we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is... a brain... and an athlete... and a basket case... a princess... and a criminal... Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours The Breakfast Club. RIP Sir, you understood what is was like to really grow up.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Planes Trains And Automobiles...

    by Marlowespade

    ...still the best acting performances Steve Martin and John Candy have ever given. A Thanksgiving movie staple around my household.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Wow that's terrible news

    by MCVamp

    2009 continues its rampage. Thanks for the memories, Mr. Hughes. "Me! Out of the goodness of my dumb old heart!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Damn

    by thewoodpecker

    I feel really old right now. Thanks for the memories Hughes. An entire generation thanks you.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    A Thanksgiving Tradition I have

    by Virtual Satyr

    is watching Planes, Trains, and Automobiles on that day every year. Classic movie. The man gave us some real greats. RIP.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    "Life moves pretty fast.

    by kwisatzhaderach

    If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    80s was

    by dan gillgrass

    him.... damn classic comedy...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    RIP Mr Hughes

    by ominus

    you created some of my favourited movies.RIP.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Sad indeed

    by FUCK_YOU_GEORGE_LUCAS

    His movies were a big part of my growing up.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Wow, that's a shame.

    by The_Red_Knight

    Talk about a bad year for Celebs

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    bummer

    by smorgasbord

    was always hoping for one more classic from him

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off...

    by cinemixtape.com

    holds a very special place in my heart. In fact, it's probably my favorite movie of all time that I've never owned in any format. I watch it every damn time I come across it on TV, and I laugh just as hard every time. Thanks, John.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    RIP JOHN HUGHES

    by codereduk

    One of THE most influential directors ever, and one of my favourites. <p> What a drag. RIP

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Too bad he never had a comeback

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    I was really hoping Curly Sue wouldn't be the last film he directed.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    You don't have to sleep under a guy...

    by fscottnational

    ...named after a duck's dork...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    I'm not going to say anything stupid in this one...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...damn.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    RIP John Hughes and thanks for my teenage years

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Mr. Hughes, you gave we Generation X teens a canon of movies that both explored and defined us. I met Robert Downey, Jr. once and I got to do the secret handshake with him that he and Robert Russler did together in Weird Science which I must've seen 50 times. I wonder what happened to him. After he made a gazillion dollars on the HOME ALONE franchise he just disappeared kinda. THE BREAKFAST CLUB and PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES are still two of my favorite all time movies. Shit, this really sux.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    R.I.P.

    by wampa_one

    Thank you for the laughter, sir.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Thanks for Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

    by White Goodman

    You'll be missed

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    So many classics...RIP

    by memento108

    We all grew up with his movies. Sad.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Dimented and SAD...

    by fscottnational

    ...but social...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Don't forget Career Opportunities which was

    by PixarsSUP

    written by Hughes. That movie conjures up a lot of great memories for me. The amazing leading performance by Frank Whaley. The incredibly sexy and yummy in her fucking prime Jennifer Connelly. It's such a crime against film that it has a IMDB rating of 5.4

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    You play with your balls a lot...

    by fscottnational

    ...I do not play with my balls...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Life moves pretty fast...

    by batzilla

    indeed. Rest in peace.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Unbelievably talented....

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Just looking at his IMDB I am in awe. One of the greatest comedic/family screenwriters/directors ever. So many are influenced by him. He's made standards in the genre of comedy and some of my favorite films. Films that just make you feel good. Films that were all together of the time and timeless. And thank you for introducing to some great actors as well. Not only did he have that rare natural talent for smart, broad storytelling but he had an eye for new talent and matching material to the actors. Imagine a Ferris who isn't Broderick? Imagine a Clark Griswold who isn't Chevy? Time and time again making classics is a rare talent. You will be missed dearly John, there never was and never will be anyone quite like you.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    JUST watching Planes, Traines and Automobiles earlier today

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    How weird. Anywho, Ferris Bueller is a favorite of mine. He really was a master of dramedy. RIP, John.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    PLANES, TRAINS is like a weird cult in my family...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...not sure how that happened...I would be hard pressed to say exactly what's so great about it...but it is great...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Planes Trains And Automobiles

    by codereduk

    Car Rental Agent: [cheerfully] Welcome to Marathon, may I help you? <br> Neal: Yes. <br> Car Rental Agent: How may I help you? <br> Neal: You can start by wiping that fucking dumb-ass smile off your rosey, fucking, cheeks! Then you can give me a fucking automobile: a fucking Datsun, a fucking Toyota, a fucking Mustang, a fucking Buick! Four fucking wheels and a seat! <br> Car Rental Agent: I really don't care for the way you're speaking to me. <br> Neal: And I really don't care for the way your company left me in the middle of fucking nowhere with fucking keys to a fucking car that isn't fucking there. And I really didn't care to fucking walk down a fucking highway and across a fucking runway to get back here to have you smile in my fucking face. I want a fucking car RIGHT FUCKING NOW! <br> Car Rental Agent: May I see your rental agreement? <br> Neal: I threw it away. <br> Car Rental Agent: Oh boy. <br> Neal: Oh boy, what? <br> Car Rental Agent: You're fucked! <br>

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Our teenhood just died.

    by Keblar

    I so badly WISHED I was Ferris Bueller growing up. Recently I'd been torn between praying Hollywood wouldn't try to remake any of his films -happy that he seemed to be content with his legacy, and hoping he would try to make some new films that would successfully appeal to a new generation.-----Gone too soon either way. Thanks for the memories John.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Everyone who know Macaulay Culkin dies this year

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    The Mayans predicted it.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    "...how cold do you think it is out here?"....

    by FlickaPoo

    ..."one".

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Shoot it up

    by Stimpson J Cat

    Gavo bla zUpNoid LAop

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    If STAR WARS was our childhoods, Hughes was our teens

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    'tis true.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    That's what you get for spilling pain in the garage at my house

    by AzulTool

    You see, I don't think I have to hang out with you FUCK-ING dildos anymore! RIP John

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    She's Having A Baby

    by srh1son

    Underrated and maybe my favorite of his films. Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern are at their best.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Too bad Hughes whored himself out for the entirety of the 90's

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    One horrible Home Alone rip-off after another (add crotch-kicking and repeat). Curly Sue was the last thing he directed, EIGHTEEN YEARS ago. Just seeing the credit "written & produced by John Hughes" after 1990 was almost a GUARANTEE of a terrible, sadistic "family" comedy. A shame, as his 80's stuff was peerless.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    RIP, mr. hughes

    by LegoKenobi

    you have my eternal thanks for planes, trains & automobiles, as well as summing up what it was like to be in high school in the 80s.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    People 200 years from now will still be watching Ferris Bueller

    by eric haislar

    You know it.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Peace, son.

    by GetEveryone

    A touch of Hughes always went down well.<P>I just found out he didn't direct St. Elmo's Fire. Craziness...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Damn....

    by symon

    I was always hoping for a comeback, too. Still, you're right ... what modern director has made that many classic movies? <p> He really understood teenagers - but his adult and family comedies were great, too. John Candy was never better than he was in John Hughes movies.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Uncle Buck baby

    by Kief_Ledger

    Now that's a great fucking movie. Rip sir

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    This one really hurts. This is a loss.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    So many classics, the guy truly defined a generation. <p>RIP, Mr. Hughes. And thank you.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit... He also produced National Lampoon's

    by PixarsSUP

    Christmas Vacation!!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Yeah, this one stings...

    by gavdiggity

    The Breakfast Club made being a teenager almost bearable.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Thank you, Mr. Hughes

    by Heckles

    John Hughes made the 80's. His films are awesome. Rest in peace, good sir.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Major suckage!!!

    by Gabba-UK

    I was listening to 'Oh Yeah' as well this morning in the car, on the way to work and thinking about a day off. 59?? Too young. Thanks for The Breakfast Club and the line 'Your not dying, you just can't think of anything to do'. Thanks again Mr Hughes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    ...good to see all the TRAINS, PLANES love here...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it does my heart good.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Terrible News...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    RIP, Mr. Hughes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    From one Chicagoan to another…

    by Capone

    While Michael Mann's THIEF and John Landis' THE BLUES BROTHERS gave me the inspiration I needed to move to Chicago, it was FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF that mapped out my route on what to do once I got here. And PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES is one of my top 5 favorite comedies of all time. This one hurts deep.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    He is Mr. Funny Man!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    EVERY ONE of his movies are a damn classic!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    her first baby came out side-ways...

    by fscottnational

    ...she didn't scream or nothin'...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Rest in Peace

    by Kauzi Sezso

    I got to work with him on "She's Having a Baby". I was in the wedding scene, playing a groomsman. He was a class act -- great with the actors, especially us young ones. He will be missed.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Hey, cherry...

    by Kief_Ledger

    Do you belong to the physics club?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    The Voice of My Generation

    by Liberty Valance

    Man this is a tough one to take. Hughes created such vibrant, hilarious characters without ever pandering to crude sex jokes or toilet humor. He had a rare talent. Rest in Peace.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I don't know what to say

    by utfluke

    Except that I had really hoped for one more great "John Hughes" film, and now that will never happen. I've had some bad luck today, but now it's really gone to s**t. To his family, friends, and associates, I can only say this: " We will miss him too."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    John Hughes was a Magician...

    by Redfive!

    He created some of the best movie magic ever.RIP....NOW THE DONGER NEED FOOD.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    "Those aren't PILLOWS!!"

    by buffywrestling

    Only 59. That sucks hard. Looks like I'll be slapping on some Hughes movies this weekend. RIP

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Dude was a giant.

    by Hercules

    And his work was beyond seminal. <p>I never got why he stopped directing almost two decades ago. <p>This news makes me sad sad sad sad sad.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Let's not forget Weird Science

    by codereduk

    Two great reasons to watch:<p> First, Kelly LeBrock. <p> Second, Bill Paxton gets turned into a steaming pile of poo.<p>

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    SOMETHING V OO ECONOMICS

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Voodoo Economics!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    John Hughes did Vacation?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Shows what I know.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Ben Button Syndrome

    by keylimepirate

    Interesting how John Hughes started with R-rated adult comedies, redefined adolescent agnst with the teen comedy, and his late career consisting only of children's films.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Saw a Special Screening of the Breakfast Club...

    by Redfive!

    afew years ago and soon as the theme kicked in everyone and I mean everyones fist pumped in the air and sang "hey,hey,hey,hey"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    "...you're going the wrong way! You're going to kill...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...somebody!!..." "...phht!! How could THEY know where we're going?"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    EVERY DAMN NIGHT?...ON THE TELEPHONE?

    by AzulTool

    Many quotables from these movies.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    I WON'T FORGET ABOUT YOU MR. HUGHES

    by BringingSexyBack

    The Donger sends his condolences as well.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    "sexy american girl friend

    by sokitome

    no more yankee my wankee...Donger need food!"....yeah this was a little offensive and I grew up being called Long Duck Dong...but 16 Candles was still a great movie and John Hughes was a great filmmaker....RIP

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    heheheh Ever hear of a ritual killing?

    by Kief_Ledger

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    "TWO DOLLARS!!!

    by Sal_Bando

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    "TWO DOLLARS!!!"

    by Sal_Bando

    Yes I know that's not one of his-but it Should be.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    "You two donkey dicks couldn't get laid in a morgue!"

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    "That's not a joke! THAT is a severe behavioral disorder! You're VCR should cover it. For openers! And for Chrissakes, would you cover yourself!" Paxton as Chet in Weird Science. Every line of that movie is a classic.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    ..."how 'bout them Bears hugh?...hell of a game!..."

    by FlickaPoo

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    I saw this over at NPR...

    by emteem

    ...it fucking sucks. As someone above me has already said he and his films pretty much defined my generation. Rest in peace.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    "Does Barry Manilow know...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...you raided his wardrobe?" <p> This sucks in so many ways. My teens were spent during the 1980's and his movies perfectly captured our generation -- perhaps not literally, but certainly in terms of spirit. We loved him. I think Grace the secretary put it best, while describing Ferris Bueller: <p> "Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads -- they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude." <p> R.I.P. John Hughes...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    WEIRD AL AND MADONNA SAVE YOURSELF!!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    KELLY MCGILLIS SAVE YOURSELVES!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    RIP Mr. Hughes

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    Quite possibly the best body of work by ANY comedy writer/director. It's good to see so many people recognize his best film here as well. Planes, Trains and Automobiles is one for the time capsule.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    A righteous dude indeed Doc.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    SOKITOME

    by BringingSexyBack

    There are worse things to be called. Consider it a badge of honor. The Donger is one of the greatest cinematic figures ever created.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    It's a sad day for neo maxi zoom dweebies everywhere

    by newc0253

    and the rest of us too.<p> BREAKFAST CLUB, PRETTY IN PINK, VACATION, FERRIS BUELLER - the man defined the mid 80s, at least as i remember them. RIP, sir, RIP.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    "How 'bout....

    by DocPazuzu

    ...a nice geeaaasy pork sandwich. Served in a dirty ashtray..."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    This one hurts.

    by MetalMickey

    Terrible, terrible news.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Where's your other hand...?

    by DatoMan413

    Between two pillows...<br><br> Those aren't PILLOWS!!<br><br> DAAAAAAAAAH!!<br><br> Funny as hell. Rest in peace, Mr. Hughes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    HEY APATOW! *THAT'S* HOW YOU DO THE FUNNY

    by BringingSexyBack

    See Hughes filmography.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    "I loath the bus"

    by disfigurehead

    This one sucks. RIP

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    "Well, let's see...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...he was wearing a red argyle sweater, and tan trousers, and red shoes. No, he's not retarded!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    by codereduk

    Was the last movie I saw, June 1986, the Saturday before I entered Navy boot camp. It would be difficult to overestimate the impact that movie had on me<p> But Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Planes, Trains and Automobiles equally shaped and formed my experiences of growing up in the 1980.<p> Weird Science, Vacation and Uncle Buck, while not as life changing as the previous movies, are still miles ahead of most tripe put out today. An average John Hughes movies outranks most other peoples best efforts by miles<p> And Career Opportunities, just because Jennifer Connelly is SO. FUCKING. HOT.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    RIP John Hughes

    by vic twenty

    Crushing - So many quotable lines that filled my vocabulary in high school and beyond. <p> Time for a Hughes-a-thon methinks.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    John Hughes had been in retirement for over 10 years

    by TurdontheRun

    He vanished completely from the movie world after the late 90's. No one really knows why; perhaps he'd said everything he had to say? I won't say he was a recluse, but apparently he was really hard to get hold of in the last decade or so. Very curious why someone as successful as he was would just suddenly close the door on that part of his life.<p> Some of those 90's kids movies he wrote/ produced were dreadful, but his 80's stuff was fun and had real heart, and his influence on the teen movie genre is pretty much incalculable. Judd Appatow and his crew could learn a thing or two from him about how to be funny without being overly crude. <p>Best moments in his films: Bill Paxton as a giant pile of shit in Weird Science, and Jennifer Connelly on a bucking bronco in Career Opportunities.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by codereduk

    Damn Straight

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    "Abe Froman...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...the sausage king of Chicago?" <p> "That's me."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    WITH YOUR BAD KNEE ED YOU SHOULDNT BE

    by lockesbrokenleg

    throwing anybody!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by sokitome

    I agree bro. HUGHES just knew funny and did push the envelope sometimes but NEVER too far in my opinion. Great Filmaker! A speaker for an entire generation.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    You punch my face...

    by fscottnational

    ...you grabbed my balls... ...that you... ...yeah, that me...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Paxton in Weird Science...

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    Your Stewed buttwad!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Some Kind of Wonderful...very underated

    by Jugdish

    RIP..

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    "why are you kissing my ear"

    by oneragga

    "why are you holding my hand?" "...where's your other hand?" "...between two pillows.." "...those aren't PILLOWS!!" What a shitty piece of news. R.I.P, sir...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Vacation was directed by harold Ramis

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Jennifer Connelly in Career Opportunities

    by DatoMan413

    Ahhh.<br><br>Okay, back to it.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Somebody here is going to have to step up and start...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...making classic comedies with heart. Because we aren't getting many...or maybe any...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Sad fucking news

    by KillDozer

    I played 'Ferris Bueller's' on the TVs of the video store I worked at almost every day. One of those movies I can watch/hear over and over and never get sick of. "This is ridiculous. Ok, I'll go, I'll go, I'll go, I'll go, I'll go. What, I'll go. SHIT!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    "If you had access to a car like this...

    by oneragga

    ...would you take it back right away?...Neither would I"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    "He pukes --

    by DocPazuzu

    -- you die."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Playkins

    Oh my god, I feel like part of my childhood just died.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    How about all the great music in his movies, too?

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Hughes was known for championing alternative bands for his film soundtracks before there even was such a thing called alternative.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Hughes last project was actually produced by Apatow

    by Hercules

    2008's "Drillbit Taylor," based on a Hughes story.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Deeper Rumination ...

    by madCanada

    FYI, I am exactly the age of viewer that Mr Hughes wrote for: a teen of the early 80's. But I resisted Mr Hughes, because he was "mainstream", and I was "alternative/punk". Well. Time turns those distinctions into moot points and I have some DVD catching up to do. Really sorry to see you go, Mr Hughes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    What do you think the temperature is anyway?

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    1

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    I doff my cap

    by England's Finest

    Cheers mush and god speed.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    by ZombieHeathLedger

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    ...I think the Fucking Car scene in TRINS, PLANES...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...is the first time I ever say my Mom and Dad laugh at the word "fuck". And they were fucking HOWLING...falling down on the floor crying laughing...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    "Take this quarter,

    by stinkyfingerz

    go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam." RIP, this is a damn shame!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    When Cameron was in Egypt's land....

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    let my...Cameron...go....

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    ABE VIGODA RIDES HIS SPORT CAR AND LAUGHS!

    by ricarleite2

    He will LIVE FOREVER! In style!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Does Weird Science still hold the record....

    by Gabba-UK

    for fastest idea, written script and get greenlit in 2 day?!!! Hughes did that in two days and it's still funnier than ANY teen 'comedy' made in the last 15 years!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    I WANT A FUCKING CAR RIGHT FUCKING NOW!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    ZombieHeathLedger

    by England's Finest

    Good shout ar kid, quality soundtracks.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    My Childhood!

    by Orionsangels

    Thank you Mr. Hughes for "Vacation" "Mr Mom" "16 Candles" "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty in Pink," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" "Weird Science" "Plains, Trains & Automobiles" "Uncle Buck" "Home Alone" You made life more enjoyable. Rest in Peace.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    "Da chicks cannot hol' de smoke...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...Dat's what it is!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    The man burned like comet in the '80s

    by skimn

    Ferris Bueller, 16 Candles, Plains Trains, Breakfast Club, even Weird Science. The movies he produced and/or wrote were hits. His work could be placed in a time capsule with the label "1980's", and it would be fitting. Death, you're a greedy bastard.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    He was my all time favorite comedy director.

    by DoctorZoidberg

    This fucking sucks.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    no yanky my wanky

    by redfishbluefish

    crap, this news sucks. thank you, mr. huges, for giving my adolescence and unforgettable voice. 16 Candles is still on the top on my list. RIP

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    You know everything is not an anecdote

    by mekinism

    You have to discriminate. You choose things that are funny or mildly amusing or interesting. You're a miracle! Your stories have NONE of that. They're not even amusing ACCIDENTALLY! "Honey, I'd like you to meet Del Griffith, he's got some amusing anecodotes for you. Oh and here's a gun so you can blow your brains out. You'll thank me for it." I could tolerate any insurance seminar. For days I could sit there and listen to them go on and on with a big smile on my face. They'd say, "How can you stand it?" I'd say, "'Cause I've been with Del Griffith. I can take ANYTHING." You know what they'd say? They'd say, "I know what you mean. The shower curtain ring guy. Woah." It's like going on a date with a Chatty Cathy doll. I expect you have a little string on your chest, you know, that I pull out and have to snap back. Except I wouldn't pull it out and snap it back - you would. Agh! Agh! Agh! Agh! And by the way, you know, when you're telling these little stories? Here's a good idea - have a POINT. It makes it SO much more interesting for the listener!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    "Merry Christmas. Shitter was full."

    by django_il_bastardo

    59...Damn. Thanks,John.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    A fucking god amongst men...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    This may be the most crushing celebrity death I've ever had. The man was pretty much a voice for a generation. To this day I have yet to find a man who really knew how wonderfully fun and difficult it was to be a teenager.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    people train don't run out of Stubbville...

    by BadMrWonka

    unless'n your a hog...or cattle....gnhk gnhk ghnk<p>RIP John, you were a legend.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    This must be a record..

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    for most posts without a single bashing. Anyone thinking of knocking this man's work must be shaking in their boots.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    "Well, my nuts are halfway up my ass but other than that..."

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    ...I'm perfect!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    "Fats, man...

    by oneragga

    ...lemme tell you my story, man...last year, I was insane, for this crazy lil 8th grade bitch.." "Crazy?!?!?" "Insane?!?!" "INSANE?!?!?...CRAZY?!?!?"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT! NOT ONE NEGATIVE POST?!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Wait until tonight when the freaks get off work.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    John Hughes Sent Me SWAG.

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    I wrote John Hughes a letter right around 1990 or 1991 telling him how much his work meant to me and how I thought he was a genius. I received a typed letter back on Hughes Entertainment stationary, a Hughes Entertainment Tshirt, A Home Along T-shirt, an Uncle Buck Tshirt an Uncle Buck Hat, a Hughes Entertainment Hat, and a Hughes Entertainment button. Extremely generous of the guy. We had no connection except for the letter I wrote him about the impact of his films. When I think of the genius of his 80's films I'm saddened a bit at what could have been in the 90's or 2000's. I wonder if there is anything written out there from him that hasn't seen the light of day yet. RIP.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Score and Soundtrack

    by codereduk

    He was one of the first directors who I really noticed how he used music to set a mood. <p> Seriously, listen to all the background music changes he makes in Sixteen Candles. It's a master work.<p> And how many other directors pay so much attention to using music in their movies, rather than just having a song play REALLY LOUDLY at an obvious moment.<p> It's a short list

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Ripley, I was just thinking the same thing

    by gavdiggity

    I guess it says a whole lot about how great Hughes was if even here on an AICN talkback, people all seem to be saying positive things. <P> I think this qualifies John Hughes for a posthumous Nobel Peace Prize...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Didn't Know Dude

    by toxicbuddha

    personally, but the one tribute I can give him as a director is you could watch his 'worst' flick. This one does indeed suck. Why the fuck do people like Uwe Bol and Vin Diesel get the clean bills of health?!?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    ..."What is your problem?!..You insensitive ASSHOLE?!!"

    by FlickaPoo

    ..."you could have KILLED that man!!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    He was OUR Billy Wilder

    by MetalMickey

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    tragic loss

    by bluebottle

    rip.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Pre-emptive strike against anyone thinking of bashing Hughes...

    by Gabba-UK

    'Their on a first class ticket to nowhere!!!!'

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Those aren't pillows!

    by tatoosh

    End of an era. Rest in peace.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    This honestly chokes me up more than any other death...

    by Nosferatu Jones

    ...of recent note. Grew up watching his stuff over and over and over (and over) again on cable. Was always holding out hope for a comeback. RIP, Mr. Hughes. Your legacy is intact.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Yo, bitch. Go fix me turkey pot pie!

    by IndyCollector

    RIP, Man Who Created John Bender.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    really sad

    by mad_taffer

    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is one of my favorite comedies...and I don't like many comedies at all. RIP Mr Hughes with much respect :(

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    80's Ruled

    by mooseman765

    I mean can anyone compare Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Weird Science to some of the God Awlful crap that is out there today. He ushered us thru our teens and to early adulthood with those movies along with Planes, Trains and Automobiles and She is Having a Baby. Remember his crossover scene in those between Kevin Bacon and Steve Martin.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    "Can we keep this between us?...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...I'd hate to lose my teaching job."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Wow, what a shocker.

    by LordPorkington

    John Hughes made three of my favourite comedy movies, those being National Lampoon's Vacation, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Planes, Trains & Automobiles. I'm gutted. Absolutely gutted. I guess I'll be doing what a lot of people are doing on here, and that's having a Hughes marathon this weekend...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    He'll keep calling me

    by codereduk

    he'll keep calling me until I come over. He'll make me feel guilty. This is uh... This is ridiculous, ok I'll go, I'll go, I'll go, I'll go, I'll go. What - I'LL GO. Shit.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    When I heard the news I was Kevin in the mirror AHHHH!!!!!!!

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    And it's nearly impossible to turn off a Hughes movie...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you keep thinking..."I'll just wait for this next great scene...or line...then I'll turn it off..." But you never do...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    ROONEY EATS IT

    by DocPazuzu

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Can someone create a John Hughes tribute montage?

    by Orionsangels

    To post on Youtube. All the classic clips from the films he was involved in.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    SAVE FERRIS!!!

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Let's not forget that John perfected the yuppie archetype..

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Every yuppie you see today still resembles and acts like the ones from all his classic films--from Ferris' parents to the McCallister family... <p>

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Who is it?

    by Orionsangels

    Oh, I'm sorry. I can't come to the door right now. I'm afraid that in my weakened condition, I could take a nasty spill down the stairs and subject myself to further school absences. You can reach my parents at their places of business. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your concern for my well-being. Have a nice day!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Loved most of his work

    by Forsakyn

    Sixteen Candles may be my favorite work of his, but Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is right up there. Like some others here I was disappointed that he completely disappeared after the 80s, but at the least the majority of his work was very good.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Gabba-UK

    by codereduk

    You sounded just like Dirty Harry then

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Some Kind of Wonderful

    by Balcony Fool

    Agreed, Jugdish. SKOW was my favorite film growing up. I even recorded the audio from my VCR and listened to the movie on my Walkman all day long while working my summer job. <P> "You can't judge a book by it's cover."<P> "Yeah, but you can tell how much it's gonna cost."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Do they look like they're having fun being catatonic in a closet

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Baby, I wanna get to the bottome of this A.S.A.F.P. but first I'd like to...butter your muffin." <br> "Why do you have to be such a wanker?"<br> "Because I get off on it!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    My life is better because of this man.

    by CaptainStimpy

    So many laughs, so many great quotes. He will be missed! Say 'hi' to John Candy for us. I'm going to watch Sixteen Candles right now.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    He should be remembered as a genre unto himself.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Nobody captured teen angst and 80's sensibilities better than Hughes. In fact, there hasn't been a teen comedy made in the last 15-20 years that has half the charm or shelf-life as his body of work.<P>My personal favorites will always be THE BREAKFAST CLUB, WEIRD SCIENCE, and FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF. All of them are infinitely quotable and can be watched ad nauseum. Ultimately, John Hughes films are bonified classics.<P>Sad day for film fans, comedy fans, and 80's nostalgics. But like DocPazuzu said, Hughes was a righteous dude.<P>RIP, sir.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Rest In Peace...

    by SeXX ED

    ... very sad indeed.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Really?...tsst...thanks Grace.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Most personal artist death for me since Vonnegut.

    by Rev. Slappy

    I was in high school when The Breakfast Club came out and it was the first experience I had ever had with a film in which I felt like it was really speaking to the experiences I was having at that time in my life. As an adult I now realize that you didn't need to be a teenager to appreciate the movie -- it was really speaking to themes that are universal and to an experience everyone goes through. The great thing about that film is its truthfulness. At the end of the film the kids realize they will not be friends on Monday morning because none of them has the moral strength to go against the social norms of their school. This is often the case in life, that people live unhappy adult lives because they can never throw off the rules that society puts on us to follow like lemmings. John Hughes' work was extremely influential to me at a very important time for me. I would say that this is a major loss for all of us who came of age in the 80s.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    "Oh Ed, for a minute there you looked just like Dirty Harry."

    by Rev. Slappy

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    RIP, a huge influence on me.

    by TheDark0Knight

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Oh how nostalgia makes us overrate people.

    by Nice Marmot

    Just kidding. This guy ruled.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    "Do you realize it's snowing in my room goddammit?!?!"

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Think how fun the talkback will be...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    when Michael Bay kicks it.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    "We can ask her questions!"

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    "We can put her in real life sexual situations and stuff and see how she reacts. You know, real sick demented shit, you'll love it! Get your computer."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    This one cuts deep

    by OfficerJunior

    hearts and thoughts to hughes family.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    "Hey, can I ask you something?"

    by DocPazuzu

    "Yes, you're a total fag." <p> "hehehe -- that wasn't the question."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Dutch

    by Liberty Valance

    That's movie's got a weird power over me. I know it's not particularly good and I probably haven't watched it all the way through more than once, but everytime I stumble across it on cable I end up watching it for 20 minutes or so. Testament to the greatness of John Hughes's writing I suppose.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    The Michael Bay Death Talkback

    by codereduk

    Mere human thought can't fathom how outrageous that's gonna be

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller. RIP JOHN HUGHES

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    by Gh0ulardi

    Saturday, March 24,1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Pour some liquor out homie

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    RIP John Hughes

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Sad news

    by ThereWolf

    "Y'know what would make me happy?"<p>"Another couple of balls and an extra set of fingers?"<p>Quality. Righteous dude indeed.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Leo Burnett

    by VirgilHilts

    John Hughes worked at Leo Burnett about 20 years before I did. He was always held up as the perfect example of "making it over the wall." He was peerless. Life moves pretty fast? Today it moved way too fucking fast. *credits roll*

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Very unexpected and sad

    by alienindisguise

    One of the things from the 80's that totally holds up over time are his movies.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    no post about budd schulberg?

    by Einsteinqrockafeller

    come on, this guy wrote not only On The Waterfront and Face in the Crowd but the best hollywood novel ever: What Makes Sammy Run. I like john hughes' movies a lot, too...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    wanted to be Judd from BC in high school, but

    by irrelevntelefant

    I was more like Cameron in Ferris Bueller

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Rev. Slappy

    by codereduk

    Agreed. He got so much right, so often you just want to say, "Yeah, that's EXACTLY what I'm feeling."<p> Again, going back to the car rental scene in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, how many of us have been in situations like that, and have wanted to quote that exact dialouge verbatum!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Damn that Ferris Bueller quote...

    by Nosferatu Jones

    Here come the waterworks. Dammit. *sniff*

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    You are a NEO-MAXIE-ZOOM-DWEEBIE!!!

    by Eye_H8_U

    John Hughes created that phrase out of thin air and in high school we immediately started calling each other it. I think he was one of the most inluential than most of the filmakers forms the 80s era. He will be missed.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Could you describe the ruckus?

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    man that sucks, bad year for the 80's

    by walrusholder

    watch out Wilford Brimley and Michael J Fox

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    "I told my psychiatrist that I was a nymphomaniac."

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    "What did he do when you told him?" <br> "He nailed me." <br> "That's disgusting."<br> "Technically, I don't think that what he did can be construed as rape since I was paying him." <br> "I'm not a nymphomaniac, I'm a compulsive liar." <br> "You are such a bitch!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    "Oooh... no more yanky my wanky..."

    by BlackBanana

    The Donger need food!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    God FUCKING DAMMIT!!!!!

    by Aphex Twin

    Why?!?!?! We are being left with an enormous talent vacuum. God sees fit to take the greats from us and Britney Spears still lives.....WHY GOD WHY?!?!?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    "If I wanted a laugh I'd follow you to the John and watch you ta

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles. One of the funniest films ever.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Career Opportunities was lousy...

    by blackmantis

    ...but it doesn't matter because it has one of the single greatest boner moments of all time...Jennifer Connely in a tank top straddling a mechanical horse.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Talented Man. R.I.P.

    by SHIA_LABEUFS_CHRISTMAS

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    "He doesn't stand for bologna."

    by BlackBanana

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    The Tim Burton Death Talkback

    by codereduk

    is going to be a fucking hoot as well

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    "He'll get up! We'll all get up! It'll be anarchy!!"

    by ZombieHeathLedger

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    "...and watch you take a leak."

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Don't you...forget about him

    by performingmonkey

    There ain't a duff screenplay to his name. Well, maybe Home Alone 3, but who cares?? Why did he stop directing after Curly Sue?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    If You Say "Ferris Bueller," You Lose A Testicle

    by utzworld

    Oh, you know him? <p> R.I.P. John Hughes. Shake it up in Heaven & twist & shout!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    So Sad

    by Pooter the Clown

    "In the field of local, live home entertainment, I'm a god!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Hey do you speak English?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    What country do you think this is?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    sorry folks

    by Bloo

    park's closed, the moose out front shouldhave told ya<P>I'm so tempted to go to Wal-Mart tonight and start telling people that in honor of Mr. Hughes<P>rest in peace man and godspeed

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Pardon My French...

    by utzworld

    ...but Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in 2 weeks, you'd have a diamond. CLASSIC!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Now we must content ourselves with the work

    by Gorosaurus

    of his lousy successors: Cameron Crowe and Kevin Williamson.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    "220, 221, whatever it takes."

    by BlackBanana

    "Where does mommy keep the extra diapers?"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Sucks.

    by ThroughTheBrokenWindowWithDancinDelroyLindo

    Very saddening. I don't think anyone mentioned the Candy/Ackroyd flick "The Great Outdoors" - with the steak eating contest and bald-headed bear. Silly though it may be, that movie lulled me to sleep many, many nights. Ye shall be missed Johnny...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    80's fo' Life! greatest teen generation of the 20th century!

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    EAT!

    by utzworld

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    MY!

    by utzworld

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    SHORTS!

    by utzworld

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    The next Oscar Obit is gonna be 30 minutes long!

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Original and very talented man

    by matineer

    When John Candy is the "devil" in Planes, Trains I had a great laugh. He'll be missed but left much great stuff.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    John Hughes Montage

    by gavdiggity

    since someone requested it, remove the breaks: http://ww w.youtube. com/ watch?v= ZOkNIUw0c2s

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    What happened to Anthony Michael Hall?

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Did he just get sick of being the loveable nerd? I remember he tried to do like this weird RnB music for awhile and then re-emerged nearly unrecognizeable as the douchebag in EDWARD SCISSORHANDS.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    "Les jeux sont faits...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...Translation: the game is up. Your ass is miiiine..!" <p> Ed Rooney -- King of Fail!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    breakfast club was embarrasing to watch

    by StonedWriter88

    really, i can't even watch that movie, it's so cheesy. a lot of those movies have that feel, quintessential 80's gag me stuff. it's funny, this guy had to die for me to know who he was. "john hughes died? who was he? he made some shitty movies 2 decades ago? oh...but he was alive till now? good for him."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    So very sad. He was the best.

    by Mennen

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Thanks gavidiggity!

    by Orionsangels

    Here's the link via tinyurl - http://tinyurl.com/oojmb9

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    National Lampoon's Vacation

    by codereduk

    Is still one of the greatest movie posters ever. <p>I know John Hughes only wrote the script....but still.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Weird Science party scene

    by nolan bautista

    ..when Wez walked into that party with his victims still strapped in his vehicle (take another look)..i knew you understood us..thanks for the movies!! RIP

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Home Alone 4....

    by Nuking the Fridge

    Damn, I wanted to see this movie made someday.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Well, he did write Maid in Manhattan and Drillbit Taylor

    by JuanSanchez

    most recently, but Ferris Bueller's Day Off single-handedly makes up for all the misfires.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Fuck, the Oscar Obit montage next year will be its own show

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    StonedWriter88 You win DOUCHEBAG of the thread!

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    This thread was going 222 posts without a single negative thing being said about Hughes til you came along, sparky. I don't envy the world of hurt you are about to enter you hatin' prick. Better get your asbestos underoos on dickhead, the flames comin' your way are gonna be hot.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Wasn't anthony Michael Hall in The Dark Knight?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Wasn't he the newsguy?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Heaven just became a funnier place.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    our generation's preston sturges

    by paulloch

    Such great output over a relatively short period of time. quotable lines, memorable characters, timeless stories. Of course, there's a drop-off after PT&A, but that's his magnum opus.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Best JH Monologue EVER!

    by Eye_H8_U

    Son? Yeah dad! How's your day pal? Great dad how's yours?! Super!! Say son-- how'd you like to go fishing this weekend? GREAT DAD! B-but I've got homework to do! That's allright son, you can DO IT ON THE BOAT! GEEE!!!! Dear isn't our son swell? Yes dear! ISN"T LIFE SWELL?!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    WTF?

    by JaredParker3

    whos going to direct all the teen angst movies now? he really under stood what people are age were going through-the y generation- with him gone that leaves maybne cameron crowe and thats it

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Im happy for "Dutch" love

    by LHombreSiniestro

    I just really enjoyed that movie as a kid. Ed O'Neill love is good too.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    StonedWriter88 Father forgive him for he knows not what he does.*<p> *for he art stoned. Or a cunt. Or both?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    who cares

    by StonedWriter88

    it's not like he was gonna be doing anything else that matters. he was old, old people die. let me know if something happens to will smith

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Weird Science - Thank you, John.

    by Mennen

    This one hurts deep.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    222 posts without a single negative thing being said

    by codereduk

    This thread is pretty fucking professional.<p> StonedWriter88 doesn't get it. He. Does. Not. Get it

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Hall was the reporter in TDK

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    StonedWriter88

    by DocPazuzu

    It's one thing if you don't like his movies, but when you say you didn't even know who he was until you looked up the name, all you demonstrate is what an ignorant tool you are. To not even let that little bit of information absorb into your general knowledge doesn't make you sound like you had better things to do or more important things to fill your brain with, it simply makes you sound like a complete jackass. <p> Congratulations. You may now proceed with the posts defending why you shouldn't have had to know who Hughes was. <p> Fucking cretin.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    StonedWriter88 you're missing the point

    by Orionsangels

    I grew up on his movies. We cared for the man. We love him!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    StonedWriter88 wants us to bite.

    by LordPorkington

    And I shall. You're a cunt. Yes, you're just a dumb kid, but for saying what you said in this Talkback, I'm going to declare you 'a cunt' anyway. Well done. John Hughes was a genius, and that's all that needs to be said.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    HercsShowerRadio

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Wasn't he also the old guy that Jerry Seinfeld tried to do volunteer work for an ended up destroying his dentures?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Bueller..Bueller..Bueller

    by Castiel

    Rest in peace sir. your movies defined the 80's and teenage angst.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    NEGATARDS

    by lalalandlovechild

    This is one thread where Harry should remove anything negative. Hughes was a titan. Breakfast Club is as relevant today as the day it was released.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive.

    by DatoMan413

    Damn, those were some good movies.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Thought he looked familiar...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    This year has taken so many talented greats from us

    by Darth_BeerFart

    now Hughs is gone too..2009 is a crap year for film in general, terrible relases and so many legends dying

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    That sucks!!!!

    by JT Kirk

    John Hughes was such an original voice as a writer and director, I just watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off a few days ago and every note feels like a great balance between style and substance. Sucks to hear he passed away at such a relatively early age.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    "I'll hit you so fucking hard your dog will bleed."

    by BlackBanana

    There's your 'Dutch' love.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    2009 is a crap year for film

    by codereduk

    Agreed.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Goodbye John

    by diseptikon

    Even though you werent in my recent memory, I will never forget your classics of my childhood, ever.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. Mr. Hughes,

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Thanks for National Lampoon's Vacation, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, <p> You will be dearly missed.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Harold Ramis directed Vacation.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Peace to JH and condolences to his family.

    by Dingbatty

    He helped make 80's pop culture rule for all eternity.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. John Hughes

    by NivekJ

    To this day, I still want to hang out with the kids from Breakfast Club, chill with Ferris, create cyberbabes a la Weird Science, and throw paint buckets at house robbers during Christmas time. <p>59 is too young to be gone nowadays. My condolences, whatever they're worth, go out to his family, friends, and fans. Try appreciating people while they're still here, especially those that mean something to you.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Thanks for introducing the world to...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Macauley Culkin. Thanks a fuckin' lot.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Can I refill your eggnog for you?

    by codereduk

    Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Danke Schoen, darling, Danke Schoen...

    by spud mcspud

    I recall Central Park in fall. when you tore your dress -- what a mess - I confess...<P> FERRIS BUELLER is the one I think of first, but damn if I can't think of one John Hughes movie I didn't like. The man was a LEGEND in the genre - he practically defined high school movies form the 80s onwards, and even now people are still trying to walk in his shoes and failing dismally (yep, Mr Apatow, we ARE looking at you). There will only ever be one John Hughes, and he was the very greatest at what he did. Truly peerless.<P> Rest In Peace, John Hughes. You were all our 80s childhoods.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Ferris Bueller will always be in my Top 5

    by SifoDyasJr.

    Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Planes Trains and Automobiles are also classic. Goodbye Mr. Hughes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Thing is...

    by DatoMan413

    At a certain point the things from childhood begin to break off in little pieces. I'm 45, which is less than halfway done with this race for a lot of people, and to see so many of the things i grew up watching and experiencing fade away is disconcerting, but it's a fact of life nonetheless. So it's nice for once to see on a talkback that it not filled with hater vitriole is nice. There's nothing wrong with taking a moment to appreciate the things that make you. And John Hughes is definitely part of that.<br><br>"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it". Indeed.<br><br>End of Sermon.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Hughes and Reiner

    by enderandrew

    I always wonder why these guys weren't making movies any more. It seems like all they did was make instant classics.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Apatow killed Hughes and robbed him of all his money

    by PixarsSUP

    Fuck that untalented capitalist, and all the executive fucking investors, haters of film that enabled him

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    I was'nt talking to you...

    by Jedichop

    ..but i am. Thanks Mr Hughes, for all the great films, quotes and memories. Sadly missed. God bless.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    The Judd Apatow Death Talkback

    by codereduk

    is happening before the guy even dies, lol!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    There goes my hopes of a Hughes comeback

    by DrunkyMcLush

    This guy at least deserved the chance. Damn it. This fucking sucks.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    A big loss

    by Disco_sucks

    Okay he hadn't done anything that was much good the last few years, but he'll always by justly remembered for those five films in the mid-80's. As I'm sure everyone else has mentioned, Ferris Bueller in particular will stand for all-time. Best wishes go out to his family.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    BETTER THAN CAPRA, most underated ever?

    by aclockworkkebab

    you can critise all day that he wasnt coppola or scorsese but he directed/produced more classic movies people genuinely love than anyone but capra. all those classic movies i grew up with he made those movies perfectly, the citizen kane's of teen comedy, he perfected a genre every other teen movie since has tried and almost always failed to deliver the good nature and honesty he could do in his sleep was something no one else other than capra has ever been able to do.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    "I'm Buck Melanoma, Maisy's wart. Did I say wart? I meant growth

    by brodiebruce_405

    Christ....Did you guys know none other than Stanley Kubrick said that the partnership between John Hughes and Anthony Michael Hall was the most promising since Capra and Jimmy Stewart? CHRIST, this one makes me sad .

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Orson Wells

    by codereduk

    didn't exactly live out the last years of his life in a burst of creative genius. Brando either.<p> Doesn't diminish, in any way, shape or form, from the work they did do<p> I'm just sayin'

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    So sad... Ferris Buller rules!

    by echobase

    Thanks for making my childhood so much fun!!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    "Pardon my french, but you're an ASSHOLE!" "ASSHOLE!"

    by otm shank

    "Call me sir, goddamnit."<p> So many great movies. R.I.P. sir.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    diggin out the classics for hughes marathon

    by aclockworkkebab

    ive just found about this and its 12.20am in england,but im not going to bed anytime soon, just dug out ferris bueller, weird science, 16 candles, breakfast club, pretty in pink, wanna watch them all tonight, as im writing this im realising it sounds like im a 16 yr old girl and not a 32 yr old man, but bollox to it the guy died...legend

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    long-duk-dong

    by Fredricka_Bimmellstop

    sux,he will be missed

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Bah!

    by Pogue__Mahone

    I saw Ferris Bueller the day after my 16th birtday in a packed theatre in Ontario, Canada.... during the parade scene my friends and I were moved to get up and start dancing to Twist and Shout! Instead of the usual "Sit the fuck down!" comments we were expecting the rest of the theatre rose to their feet and commenced dancing with us - including this little lady behind us who must have been in her 70s! I climbed over the sit to hug and dance with her! Hands down the singular most memorable theater experiences of my life. A giant room of people connecting over a simply iconic scene. Can any other film in my life claim that? The answer is no. Just no. I'm so bummed right now I don't know what else to say. Thank you Mr. Hughes for making films I'll cherish my whole life. That little old lady I danced with back in the 80s is very likely waiting for you up there to dance with you. Give her a spin for me! You were amazing!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    A part of movie wonder & magic is gone forever

    by NoHubris

    RIP.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    "Oh God...

    by Sweet Action Hero

    ...ease our suffering in this, our moment of great dispair. Yea, admit this kind and decent woman into thy arms of thine heavenly area, up there. And Moab, he lay us upon the band of the Canaanites, and yea, though the Hindus speak of karma, I implore you: give her a break."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Anthony Michael Hall - zombieheathledger

    by Castiel

    yeah he was the reporter in the dark knight. odd you not knowing. he looks well different to how he looked in woiierd science so i forgive you not recogniszing him. he actually had a great show "the dead zone" well it was great until the last season completely span out and disregarded the huge arc that had occured throught the series. but it has some great seasons, and some great episodes...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    ST. ELMO'S FIRE WAS GREAT

    by BringingSexyBack

    RIP John!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Damn. One of the good ones.

    by ZodNotGod

    Sixteen Candles is a fucking comedy classic! "....No, he's not retarded."

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Dutch is a shitty.

    by ZodNotGod

    Don't mention "Dutch", even Gods make mistakes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    NOT EVEN CLOSE, BUD!!

    by AzulTool

    Props to Budd Schulberg too. If all he wrote was On the Waterfront, he would've still been a legend.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    "Russ!" "Yeah, dad?"

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    Thanks for the memories.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    ANOTHER FUCKING ICON DEAD! WHO DO WE HAVE TODAY? NO ONE!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

    All the people who made an impact on pop culture are dying off and we have NO ONE today that could compare to what these people did.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    You Know What...

    by Pulagatha

    I remember my sister telling me Stanley Kubrick died. Stan Winston died A little while back and that just broke my heart. I remember crying. I have spent years working on characters that are mostly fantasy. And I think A good portion of why I do think so much about being A part of this medium leads back to that one classic shot of him surrounded by all his creations. I woke up this morning. I was enjoying myself and I looked on Slashfilm to find that John Hughes is now gone. I spent the next hour or two just screaming "Fuck". It seems like every other day someone else that had A profound effect on the industry dies. And I understand shouting "Fuck" is not the most rational or responsible thing to do, but I don't think something like that should stop me from saying I care. It just seems to suck that so many good creators are waving their last goodbye and I'm stuck with nothing, but studio men who could care less about A true heart to heart story about people and not A single inch more about special effects and weekend tallies. I'm talking to you McG, Brett Ratner, Roland Emmerich, Michael Bay. To me, no one has so much heart in their stories as John Hughes. No one. Jim Henson. Steven Spielberg. Rob Reiner. James Cameron. Martin Scorsese. George Lucas. Judd Apatow. even Robert Zemeckis. even Richard Donner. No one. I always hoped he would come back to film and make one or two more movies, but that can never happen now. I will be forever thankful for his contributions to cinema and with each story I write I will think of him as I do it. And I wish the best, not just for him, not just for his family, but for everyone who watched one of his films and smiled. This man had heart like no other.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Sad

    by jae683

    Just watch. Hollywood will still churning out 'remakes' of his movies now, with a 'modern sensibility.' Gag. Oh, and StonedWriter88, you are a dick, or a cunt ... however you swing, you're that.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    "Jake, she's a child...

    by Flexfill

    ...she's obviously not ready to party serious.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Um, 'Curly Sue'? (crickets)

    by BlackBanana

    Yeah, I thought not.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Shit.

    by henrydalton

    Over the last two weeks, randomly, I've watched Weird Science, Home Alone, Home Alone 2, 16 Candles and Miracle on 34th Street. I was literally saying two days ago that he needed to be making more great films. 59. Shit. Too young. You'll be missed, man.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    2 sad, 2 soon, 2-dah-loo!

    by JohnHughesWasGreat1964

    I was always hoping to read his autobiography, see him honored at The Oscars, or even just laughing with Lipton on Inside the Actor's Studio -- but it never happened. Too bad. But who knows? Maybe one of those was in the works? On the other hand... maybe he was just embarrased. Maybe he didn't like the way he tripped and stumbled out of industry, and maybe he hated being reminded of his 25 year-old triumphs. Maybe he thought he should have at least been producing more great films. Maybe he was working on something. Maybe he was getting ready to begin teaching. I wish I knew. I do know that when they turn down the lights during my next trip to the cineplex, the room will feel a little darker.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    A Gen X Icon...These movies defined our youth.

    by conspiracy

    Has any director ever had such a grasp of a particular time? Has anyone else ever understood his audience the way Hughes did?</p><p>Really...is there anyone between the ages of say 32 and 43 who didn't watch and completley relate to this fuckers films when you were a teen/early 20's? Sad fucking Day...Good trip Hughes...see ya Cross the Bar.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I hate to see the George Lucas RIP Talkback

    by lockesbrokenleg

    CGI jokes and shit. I'm sure some of you will hack that sucker to death.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Hughes was a giant

    by jimmy rabbitte

    He was the king of the 80's box office comedy.<p> Vacation; Sixteen Candles; The Breakfast Club; Uncle Buck; Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Christmas Vacation... Writing any two of those would make scriptwriters of today very successful. John Hughes was in a class all by himself. He wrote and/or directed some of the funniest film moments, of the last 30 years.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Also a Print Pioneer

    by Aquatarkusman

    Being on the early staff of the Harvard Lampoon in the early 70s. Didn't love all of his cinematic output, but the 80s would have been much poorer a decade without him.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg ...

    by madCanada

    George Lucas is already dead.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    "How do you feel about alcoholics?"

    by BlackBanana

    "I like alcoholics?"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Damn

    by photoboy

    Hughes made some of my favourite films, he will definitely be missed.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Ka is a wheel...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    Ben Lyons gets fired...John Hughes dies.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    His only fault (imho)

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    was his molly ringworm fixation<br> (can't stand the ugly chick)<p> He mad some great movies and served up an entertainment buffet.,br> He died far too young

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Great Fiction Writer

    by TimBenzedrine

    I grew up reading his articles and short stories for National Lampoon. I liked his movies, but I never thought they even touched the levels of insanity he reached on the printed page. His stories never finished off with a happy ending. In fact, in his original short story, "Vacation '58," Clark goes nuts and actually shoots Walt Disney.I always wondered if he pulled his own punches when he started writing screenplays, or if he had to bow to studio pressure. Even without the added edge, he was still a damned fine writer. RIP John.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    "We're the Wet Bandits"

    by My_IQ_is_135

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    No Budd Schulberg obituary?

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    While I'm truly sorry about Mr. Hughes' death, I do feel that you could make a little space for Budd Schulberg... You have a story about Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz up for Christ's sake, but no story about Schulberg's death. Damn you, AICN.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Sad News.

    by Norm Cascade

    I just saw Pretty in Pink for the first time last night with my girl. It was very enjoyable... they'll never make movies like that again. Anyway, it seems oddly fitting that that's how I spent my night. RIP.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    "...girl's looking for a long, mean bone-job from me."

    by BlackBanana

    "I can't wait to die." "We are going to KICK ASS!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    What the hell is Molly Ringwald doing these days?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    How about a nice, greezy raw pork sandwich...

    by AzulTool

    served in a dirty ashtray..

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Good writing is officially a dying breed. A lost art...

    by Logan_1973

    RIP John. Your scripts were one of the most quotable of all time.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Molly Ringwald is on an ABC Family Channel show

    by AzulTool

    She plays the mother on 'Diary of an American Teenager'. The fact that I know that might be more depressing than the death of John Hughes

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    "If you shove a lump of coal up his ass..."

    by Zardoz

    "...in 2 weeks you'd have a diamond!" RIP Mr. Hughes. Thank you for so many great memories and making this geek feel a little less alone in the world. We've missed you already, but now we'll miss you even more.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    speaking of death...

    by Darth_BeerFart

    What happend to Mori's review for "The Perfect Getaway". it was up yesterday and then bang it disappeard, i don't want to hijack this talkback, but what the hell happend to that review? i'm going crazy trying to find it again

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    She's Having A Baby

    by Johnny Ahab

    I saw this movie shortly before the birth of my son, and howled with laughter that only comes from truth and recognition. Best movie ever written from a guy's point of view about the iminent fears of young fatherhood. And now I have a ritual - whenever a guy buddy of mine is having a kid, I buy them a DVD of this film and make them watch it. So far, every one of them has totally identified and loved it. If you haven't seen this underrated gem, do so. It's one of my all-time faves.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Too Young

    by Media Messiah

    You are missed!! God bless!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    WHEN CAMERON WAS IN EGYPT'S LAND, LET MY CAMERON GO....

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Planes, Trains, & Automobiles was the first . . .

    by heyscot

    movie to ever make me cry laughing and fall out of my seat. Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. . .what a great life! Rest in peace and thank you John Hughes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS. THEY FUCKING FORGOT MY BIRTHDAY!

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    OH SEXY GIRLFRIEND!

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    YOU PUNCH MY FACE! YOU GRABBED MY NUTS!

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Very clever dinner.

    by Sweet Action Hero

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    We're ALL TOGETHER on this one, people - VERY SAD.

    by Mennen

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Lucas died in 1983

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by rogueleader66

    What a shock, the man brought us some great films, he truly was the voice of a generation. RIP Mr. Hughes, you will be missed, but you will always be remembered through your films.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    We need a MODERN DAY WEIRD SCIENCE!!! Not a remake

    by Mennen

    Where is THAT MOVIE?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    TakingScorpiosCalls, I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT LUCAS....

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    "Those aren't pillows."

    by The Dum Guy

    RIP

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    YOU'RE A NEO MAXI ZOOM DWEEBIE!

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    FUCK NOOOOO! Hughes was the best!!

    by HB_Dad

    Ferris Buellar and the Vacation movies are some of my all-time favorite comedies. Breakfast Club is still just as relevant today as it was then (trends change but the message is legit). John Hughes will be missed! :-(

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    without John Hughes there would have been no

    by PixarsSUP

    SAY ANYTHING, DAZED AND CONFUSED or any other teen comedy worth watching

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    I'd also like to add

    by Zero Mayhem

    that I have my father's gun and a scorching case of herpes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    I was just talking to a friend yesterday about Uncle Buck...

    by PessimusGrime

    ... not Hughes' best, but funny as hell anyway and John Candy's Uncle Buck character was classic. Everyone has a fat, jolly slob/ne'er-do-well, bachelor uncle in their family. Family members always disparage him, but grudgingly admire him. And in a pinch, when a family has some sort of crisis, clumsy, fucked up ol' Uncle Buck always pulls through to the rescue with flying colors. John Hughes could do dumb humor, but with an underlying heartfelt truth. That's something today's comedies are missing, heart... and now we're all missing John Hughes. Thanks for the laughs, dude... R.I.P!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    rest in peace my man

    by maitlanr

    you dominated my childhood!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    He made me laugh

    by toadkillerdog

    And I think that is the highest compliment I could pay the man. He legacy will last as long as movies do.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Here's your required YouTube viewing kids...

    by BadMrWonka

    Clark Griswold's meltdown from Vacation:<br> http://tinyurl.com/65vayy <p> Clark's Eulogy (have a feeling Chevy ad-libbed a lot of this, but still...Hughes' character and screenplay)<br> http://tinyurl.com/mko9w2 <p> Gus' son from Planes, Trains, Automobiles..."her first baby came out sideways..."<br> http://tinyurl.com/qwn7jd <p> Those aren't pillows!!<br> http://tinyurl.com/59yduw <p> Uncle Buck tells of the principal (bad quality, but you gotta get that one in there)<br> http://tinyurl.com/6csqe4 <p> Uncle Buck and the clown<br> http://tinyurl.com/42qkxq <p> a nice little Ferris Bueller montage<br> http://tinyurl.com/l2djqs <p> The amazing Bender closet scene where the Breakfast Club turns sideways<br> http://tinyurl.com/klq58t <p> another Clark Griswold freakout, scripted so amazingly by Hughes, it's like comedic, obscene poetry.<br> http://tinyurl.com/5bfmab <p> and last but not least, from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, my personal favorite bit Hughes ever wrote, Clark wishing well upon his coworkers. it goes by in the blink of an eye, but it's so masterfully written, it's just pure genius. <br> http://tinyurl.com/3zqqk2 <p> it's a sad day, but the only consolation in losing someone that created so GODDAMN MUCH GREAT STUFF, is that we can watch all the hilarious stuff over and over, and laugh til we forget.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Gonna drown my sorrows...

    by rxse7en

    ...with a greasy pork sandwich, served in a dirty ashtray

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    HOLY SH!T!!!... Unexpected... RIP.

    by TheBLIGHT

    Everyone else here has probably already written what I might say, so... Just RIP man, you brought us some awesome stuff.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    What sucks big time though is this...

    by PessimusGrime

    ... Hollywood will now undoubtedly launch a remake of Breakfast Club with the Purity-Ringed Boy Band Musician, the Beyonce Wannabee, the Gangsta Rapper, the Computer Geek and the Emo Chick. Urrrgh!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    THE GRIM REAPER WILL NOT STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    Next in the next few months to die : one of the few truly great rappers living, 3 more famous actors, 2 directors, larry king, and hopefully nancy grace.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    A giant for us fucks over 35...

    by solartaco3

    Thank you for putting my youth on film...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Meh

    by Semen Stains

    remake the fuck out of em

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Fact

    by Wrath4771

    Hughes has better movies than Spielberg or Lucas. Ferris, Uncle Buck and Sixteen Candles nevr get old, never get boring and never get dull. Peace and strength to his family.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    OH SHIT WHO ARE THE NEXT TWO?!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Andy Rooney?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    +1

    by Abe_Vigoda

    MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    "Who is this Gary character"?

    by BetaRayBill07

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Wowee i feel numb

    by evil dead 3d

    this is the only hater-free talkback i've EVER SEEN and well-deserved, his movies were pure joy... could use some pure joy right now, couldn't we all? anyhoo, here's to you! (prolly should get credit for heathers too a bit)

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    "My parents are coming home, Chet's coming home....

    by BetaRayBill07

    they're gonna freak out!!!!!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    "I guess he's into Molackas, Dino!!"

    by pokadoo

    RIP, Mr Hughes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    "She's"

    by pokadoo

    I fucked that up, eh?!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Gen X's Voice at the Cinema

    by MGTHEDJ

    Came along at the right time and became the voice of an era. John Hughes also had a keen eye for talent. In addition to the stars of his films, others who appeared in his movies very early in their careers include<p>Charlie Sheen<p>Jennifer Grey<p>John Cusack<p>Joan Cusack<p>Robert Downey Jr<p>Kristy Swanson<p>Bill Paxton<p>Wallace Langham<p>Lily Taylor<p>And that's just the films he directed. The guy also had an incredible ear for music. Using Yello, Psychadelic Furs, Billy Idol (who he wanted to record "Don't You Forget About Me"), and Oingo Boingo among others is another testament to his astonishing talent. You will be missed sir.-----m

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    This is a bigger shock and loss..

    by LaneDobler

    than Michael Jackson, his work meant more to me than MJs. I'm actually watching The Breakfast Club right now in memoriam.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Weird Science Is my Favorite JH Movie.

    by Darth_Kaos

    I remember seeing that movie when it came out, cause another movie was sold out. Me my friends talked about that movie for a week! Classic!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Weird Science Is my Favorite JH Movie.

    by Darth_Kaos

    I remember seeing that movie when it came out, cause another movie was sold out. Me my friends talked about that movie for a week! Classic!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    diggin out the classics for hughes marathon

    by codereduk

    Sounds great. I have never got around to owning Sixteen Candles, I've go pretty much everything else. <p> I may even get Career Opportunities. Any excuse to see Jennifer Connelly really

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    God hates the 80s

    by CherryValance

    I just got home and saw this. I certainly wouldn't be the same person or have a bunch of great childhood memories if it wasn't for John Hughes movies. I don't think I went a day of junior high without someone being called a neomaxizoomdweebie or hearing "Did I STUTTER?" He's another icon I was hoping would have a secondary brilliant stage to their career. It's so sad. </p> <p>ftr, I don't believe there actually is a God except for when I think He's a Psychotic Omnipresent Jerk Who likes to kill people just to mess with everyone's heads. But if that were any kind of proof I'd be a devote Christian by now. This really sucks.</p>

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    I love seeing all these people who talk nothing but shit...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...myself included...spread the love on Mr. Huges. Very cool.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    ^^HUGHES...spell it right dammit. Spell it right.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    KIRK DOUGLAS WATCH OUT!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    ABE VIGODA!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by codereduk

    Many thanks for those! What an under appreciated gem the first Vacation film is

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    SAVE FERRIS

    by bravogolfhotel

    He was the epic poet of bourgeois white America in the '80s, and as a bourgeois white American who grew up during that time, I was and still am very grateful for his warm and funny films.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    ABE VIGODA IS STILL ALIVE

    by PinkFloyd7

    And John Hughes and Michael Jackson (and Richard Wright) are dead. God is mocking you all.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Kirk Douglas

    by Abe_Vigoda

    Is lower on my list than you think. His meth-dealing grandkid, on the other hand...

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    no dinner tonight

    by gusradio

    you have no idea how upset my girlfriend is right now. or do you?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    John Hughes was fucking professional

    by codereduk

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Mickey Rooney is still alive.

    by The Dum Guy

    I hope I haven't jinxed him.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    RIP Mr Hughes

    by darthSaul666

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    No one had a better creative hot streak, but...

    by mjgtexas

    I would put Ferris Bueller on top of my most overrated films of all time list. It's hard to like a movie where the protagonist is both a rich kid and a prick who also happens to talk to the audience. The Garden State of its day.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Why there are no negative comments in this talkback

    by yiannis

    ... well, apart from the one retard a little way up...<br><br>Put simply, Hughes wasn't a filmmaker. He was an institution, bringing in a whole new approach to comedy that is so prevalent today that we forget how little of this stuff there was beforehand.<br><br>I am personally not a Hughes fan - never have been. Sure, his films made me laugh plenty, but they just weren't the style of comedy that would keep me coming back over and over again - nope, not even Bueller. Therefore I'm not going to mourn his death as such, but at the same time I have too much respect for the contribution he made to cinema as a whole to make light of the fact. I suspect even the most odious trolls on here bear that same level of respect, however grudgingly.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    SHE'S HAVING A BABY...

    by NoHubris

    ...is one of my favorite John Hughes films too.<p>BTW the song "This Woman's Work" - performed by Kate Bush and later made popular in the US by Maxwell -was part of the soundtrack.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    The first time I laughed so hard I was sore..

    by Fuzzyjefe

    was the car thru the semis scene in Planes, Trains & Automobiles. John Candy as the devil, laughing maniacally....sparks flying....peeling their hands out of the dash & steering wheel. THAT, my friends, is how you do funny. Mr Hughes, you put on a fucking comedy clinic in the 80s. Too bad so few comedy filmmakers seem to have attended......

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    One neg from me

    by Dazzler69

    I always Prayed for a Ferris day off from work. Might not happen now.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Classic films

    by HorrorReporter

    Something with him a piece of youth dies off..

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST

    fucking sad......

    by ukfilms28

    uncle buck and breakfast club and planes, trains and Automobiles are 3 of my fav films, r.i.p. mr hughes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    "A naked blonde walks into a bar with

    by Marko Ramius

    A poodle under one arm and a two-foot salami under the other. The bartender says, 'I guess you won't be needing a drink with that. The naked lady says [CRASH] OH SHIT!!!!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Go to say Ferris Bueller's Day Off aswell,a genuine classic.

    by ukfilms28

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    TTTTTTTT TRUCK!!!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    This is awful.

    by Mennen

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    True voice of a generation...

    by DougMcKenzie

    Nobody dominated or defined a decade like Hughes did the 80s. I also loved that Candy did his best work with him. Candy's death was really the only time I cried hearing about a celebrity dying. Also for the people that keep bringing up Apatow... damn he's not even close. Hell, I think Todd Phillips to closer to Hughes than Apatow. Hughes' movies were tight and to the point... the too-long, improv based comedies of Apatow are nothing like the work Hughes did.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    The world just got a little less funny...RIP.

    by PRbuick

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    WORST NEWS since Clark found out about his Xmas bonus!

    by finky089

    Jams and jellies of the month club?!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Where is my ...

    by cripeman

    automobile? <p> AutoMobeeel? <p> RIP

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Death's easter egg hunt

    by Scoob1978

    80s pop icon - Jackon - check 70s sex symbol - Fawcett - check Gameshow host/side kick - McMahon - Check 70s kung fu star - Carradine - check Politician - McNamara - check Infomercial Pitchman - Mays - Check Newsman - Kronkite - Check Superbowl QB - McNair - Check Comedian - Carlin - Check Female Comedian - Bea Artur - Check Author Non Fiction - David F Wallace - check Author Fiction - Michael Crichton - check Radio host..... 500 dollars says Don Imus dies this year

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Mr. Hughes...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    tomorrow I will keep a pack of gummi bears in my pocket all day at work. In the evening, I will eat them in your honor. Warm and soft all the way.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    i agree prbuick

    by ukfilms28

    and yep no one did comedies with heart like hughes did!!!most try with an epic fail.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    i dont want Hughes to "rest in peace"

    by finky089

    Fuck that. I want him to rise from the grave and write more of the kind of films he created in the 80's. I don't give a fuck if because he's a zombie, Ferris now spends his day off fighting braineaters. What if Molly Ringwald fell for an unded hunk instead of Jake? Would not a Weird Science / zombie crossover film by Hughes be great? What if when Dutch got to the school to pick up Ethan eMbry, Embry's character was - surprise - a walking, talking corpse? <P> why wish Hughes a peaceful rest in the afterlife when there's so much more he could contribute?? Fuck it, I'll write them myself.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    John Hughes was and remains a treasure...

    by RandySavage

    I often say to my friends when discussing modern comedies, "why can't they make 'em like John Hughes used to?" <P> He is easily my favorite comedy director and probably my #1 or #2 all time director. <P> His movies had heart as well as laughs... I always cry at the end of Plane Trains, and I rarely cry over films. <P> Clark W. Griswold, Del Griffith, Neil Page, Edward Rooney... I'm smiling just thinking about these characters and their stories. <P> Thank you, Mr. Hughes, for all the past and future laughter.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Goodbye 1980's

    by MarkoOhNo

    Damn, seriously, what is up with all the celebs who were big in the 80's (at least to me) dying? Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, now John Hughes. I was just watching Ferris Bueller on DVD the other night, marvelling at how this movie never gets old even though I've watched it so many times I could nearly recite the lines in time with the actors. I think I'll take Planes, Trains and Automobiles to work with me tonight....

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    by ukfilms28

    what's a beautiful braud like you doing with a malaka like this,huh? It's purely sexual, No shit, She's into malakas, Dino fucking love that line!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    John Hughes was great, yes

    by TheBlackKnight

    But there's a new WTWTA trailer, so... http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/08/06/whe re-the-wild-things-are-movie-trailer/

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    racist films - good riddance

    by Professor_Monster

    His films were a whites only party where anyone outside of the club was brought in only to mock - Long Duck Dong. Course I don't expect any of you zellots to see it. Ferris Bueller's day off is probably the worst movie I've ever had to sit through. I was there with a girl I desperately wanted to get stinky with and she wanted to see it. I believe it to be one of the markers of how cinema declined

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    RIP John Hughes

    by fassbinder79

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    A funny Weird Science story...

    by mjgtexas

    My mother's deeply fundamentalist brother and his family visited us from Minnesota in the summer of '86. I did what was expected of me when they came to town: tear down my Christie Brinkley (or Elle McPherson, whatever) and Spuds Mackenzie posters and put the dusty Holy Bible onto my nightstand. While playing basketball outside, my cousin came out onto the driveway clearly agitated and whispered into his dad's ear. It seems as though my brother and his friend were watching the Weird Science rental and a "God damn" and "Shit" was too much for him to bear. The next events were so surreal and asinine: there was an acutal discussion on how Hollywood--and in this case John Hughes--were affecting our value system. My Dad, a casual Christian if there ever was one, stated "Our kids aren't the ones being obnoxious and overdramatic at the moment." The next day, the Flanders cut their trip short and drove back to Minnesota. So even though I didn't like Ferris Bueller, I thank both John Hughes and my father for standing up for our juvenile viewing rights.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    i remmember seeing weird science for the 1st time

    by ukfilms28

    and having the hardon the size of A small Country for kelly lebrock lol.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    The year Generation X lost all its icons

    by Nem_Wan

    John Hughes, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett (we all lusted after her in our hearts), Ricardo Montalban, Bea Arthur (we all lusted after her in our hearts)

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I heard that you were feeling ill...

    by MarkoOhNo

    ...headache, fever, and a chill. I came to help restore your pluck, 'cause I'm the nurse who likes to.... *slam!* lol

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Professor_Monster

    by fassbinder79

    I'm mixed race (black and white). While there are moments in Hughes' films where I can see what you are talking about i.e. (Anthony Michael Hall's impressions of black people in both Weird Science and Breakfast Club) I honestly do not believe there was any ill intent behind it. If anything I think his films were an honest reflection of white suburban America in the Reagan era. And you are WAY off about Ferris. Its a comedy classic. PERIOD. John Hughes was a real talent. And actually I would go so far as saying ahead of his time. The fact is what other filmmaker do we have today who has better captured youth in America? I can't think of one. Sure his focus may have been on young white kids but that is the world that he knew.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Professor_Monster

    by MarkoOhNo

    Congratulations on being the only person on this site, apparently, who can't appreciate a good movie when it's right in front of your face.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Hey Professor Monster...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    let's not overlook the fact that Mr Dong got more play in that movie than any of the Aryan Nationals. And it's 'zealots', Professor. Don't want a scholar of your calibre making the same mistake twice.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Rest in Peace Mr. Hughes

    by FilmFan311

    "My friend Cameron is so tight that if you were to stick a lump of coal UP HIS ASS, in two weeks you'd have a diamond." Seeing BUELLER in '86 was fucking EPIC. I was 11 and I couldn't believe what I was hearing on screen. Look what Uncle Ed's got for you, little FUCKER! A babysitter took My younger brother and I to see it. To this day, it still stands as one of the classic comedy movie going experiences of my life. WEIRD SCIENCE owns as well. Last but not least, I ALWAYS watch PLANES, TRAINS and AUTOMOBILES the night before Thanksgiving. Every year. Mr. Hughes, THANK YOU.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Okay

    by MarkoOhNo

    Let me rephrase: "...a good JOHN HUGHES film when it's right in front of your face." lol Lord knows I've run across many people on this site who haven't appreciated good movies. :P

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Planes Trains was my favorite

    by fassbinder79

    What an AWESOME film. With John Candy's best performance next to his work in JFK.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    The Ending To Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    by MarkoOhNo

    Never fails to bring bittersweet tears to my eyes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Let us also not forget...

    by fassbinder79

    ...His producing efforts like Some Kind Of Wonderful. Love the Irish cover of Fools Rush In at the closing credits. Great stuff!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    MarkoOhNo

    by fassbinder79

    Its impossible to not be moved by the shot of Candy's face and his holding that hat in his hand while he's clearly thinking about his wife. Powerful.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    DAMN IT DEATH! WHY DO YOU HATE THE 80s?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    ABE VIGODA WILL OUTLAST TIME AND SPACE!!!FACT!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    What's Happened To American Comedy?!

    by MarkoOhNo

    With Hughes films, you laugh as the characters learn from their mistakes, grow and become better people. Where is that in any comedy released since 1989?? Anyone? Anyone?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Didn't he write the first Vacation movie?

    by fassbinder79

    Thats a comedy classic too!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    CarlThorMark1978

    by MarkoOhNo

    Sounds like you're a believer in the theory that Abe is either a vampire or a god. lol

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Seriously

    by FilmFan311

    PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES is A CLASSIC. Although we've seen it so many times, the comedic timing throughout the film is pitch perfect. It still feels fresh and I laugh throughout the entire film every Turkey Eve. And, you gentlemen, are correct. Fassbinder79: Candy's Face holding that hat gets me everytime. It really does.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    MarkoOhNo

    by fassbinder79

    Yeah. Comedy films in general are pretty weak now though. I'm enjoying Eastbound And Down though. Pineapple was good too. The last comedy that I really went crazy over was Death To Smoochy. I don't care what anyone says I think its a MASTERPIECE. "Smoochy's magic jungle...Its a happy...Its a happy...HAPPY HAPPY PLACE!"

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    MarkoOhNo, HE'S NOT AS POWERFUL AS WILLIAM SHATNER!!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

    The Shat could take on Jesus, Ceiling Cat and Cthulhu with one hand while fisting Abe with the other.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Another example for Prof Monster

    by finky089

    Hughes definitely wrote what he knew and he also knew the "insular" world of his mostly white suburbia was exacty that - willingly ignorant of other people and neighborhoods. <P> Ferris hase a great example when they leave the car at the garage and the guy who LOOKS ethnic walks up and Ferris says "you speak English" and the guy says in plain English, "uh, what country do you think this is?". Sure, things have changed since then, but at that time it was still "the norm" and it humorously, but blatantly exposed the "dumb white suburban kid" Ferris was when it came to the non-white and privileged world. You could also look at the scene in Vacation where Clark has his "Roll'em up!" Line and the "Fuck yo' mama!" Line from the "urban hood". Was it a stereotype? Yeah. But the scene, aside from being funny as hell, showed yet again white folks unhip to something out of their white, suburban world. And doing a damn funny job of it if I do say so my damn self!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I can actually remember...

    by fassbinder79

    ...Being like twelve or younger and seeing the trailer for She's Having A Baby with Penguin Cafe Orchestra playing in the background. It was incredibly stylish the way that Hughes used music in his films. It was his films that really got me buying CD's. That and MTV of course. His films simply were the 80's. And no one can take that away from the guy. When I think of the 80's I think of two directors: John Landis and John Hughes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    finky089

    by fassbinder79

    You made some great points. He was also a real Chicago filmmaker in a TRUE sense. My mom is from Chicago. And the only reason I ever wanted to go when I was a kid was because of how cool he made it look in his films. FBDO in particular has some incredible cinematography of the city.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    gota admit

    by ukfilms28

    eastbound and down had me in stiches, kenny fucking powers!but you guys are right comedies in general have gone down hill but hasint most genre's of movies gone down the same way????

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    One Last Thing...

    by fassbinder79

    I think the biggest compliment on a day like today that I can say about Hughes is that ALL of us probably have not only a memory associated with one of his films that is vivid but at least one favorite in his filmography if not more than that. And Kelly Labrock in Weird Science is simply "choice".

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    I never see comedies in theaters.

    by lockesbrokenleg

    comedies for me don't scream GO SEE IT IN THEATERS. unless it's an epic like Ghostbusters. Eff that.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    A legend

    by sorking

    No question. His movies change - and reflected - my world. Now how about an obit for Blake Snyder, whose teachings are gonna influence a generation of screenwriters?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Professor_Monster

    by BetaRayBill07

    Toolbag. They are movies. Entertainment. Not meant to be a total social commentary. And don't worry, I'm sure you do not need a member of the opposite sex with you to be stinky.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Words to live by: "Life moves pretty fast..."

    by FuckMichaelBay

    "...You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Epic!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    kelly labrock's more than choice in weird science

    by ukfilms28

    and v.true fassbinder i must have 3 four prob 5 hughes movies i love, and everyone i know white or black or any colour for that matter could say exactly the same man, and im mixed race like you so same situation, hughes was a genius at bringing out the emotions of youth in the 80's in a funny way, i could see his points good or bad you just had to laugh.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Farewell sweet prince

    by Buzz_Aldrin

    Dude practically WAS the eighties. Forgive him his shortcomings, and thank him for all his love and care.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    That Scene In Ferris

    by MarkoOhNo

    ...when they're driving Cameron's dad's ferrari into downtown Chicago... I always thought about that every time my friends and I drove into downtown Seattle when I was in high school. :) I wish I'd seen that in theaters. Maybe it'd have had an effect on me. I was so withdrawn and wrapped up in grief and self-pity back then. I could've turned a lump of coal into a diamond in half Cam's time. :P

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    My mom took me and my cousin

    by CherryValance

    to see Ferris Bueller. At the end, we stayed through the whole bit with Rooney and at the very end when Ferris comes back and says "You're still here?..." My cousin actually got embarrassed because we were the only ones still in the theater. Good times.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Professor_Monster

    by BadMrWonka

    it's hard to get upset about someone spewing idiotic opinions if they can't even spell the word "zealot" anywhere close to correctly.<p>it's like getting mad at a 2-year-old for spilling her grape juice. she just can't help it, you know? you can't help being an idiot, can you? are you really young, or is it just bad genes?<p>never mind, I don't give a shit. Ferris Bueller's Day Off was not only unfunny, it was one of the worst movies ever? jesus christ.<p>the coat hanger your mom shoved up her babyhole (that unfortunately missed the important lifegiving parts of you) must have scraped off your funny bone.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    "Life Moves Pretty Fast..."

    by MarkoOhNo

    It's that line which really makes me think my life would've been dramatically different in middle school had I seen Ferris when it was in theaters instead of a few years later on Showtime. :/

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    ukfilms28

    by fassbinder79

    Cool, man. Here, here. Also remembered and wanted to post how much I used to get a kick out of Bill Paxton in Weird Science. Man, he was in so many movies I love from that period (i.e. Weird, Near Dark, Aliens). I don't anyone can love the 80's and not love John Hughes movies. And thats a fact. And I FUCKING love the 80's!

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    John Hughes doesn't care about black people!

    by ottomatic

    J/k. <p>

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    so do i man, so do i

    by ukfilms28

    very true, how many great movies were made then!!!paxton was a typical annoying older bro in weird,but a fucking funny one at that and near dark is one of the best vampire films of all time, period.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Another Deep Breath

    by JohnnyThanatos

    I had to write something better than 250+ “fuck”s followed by a “Nooo...” but I had to collect my thoughts first. Maybe I'll do this Harry style... When I was a kid I grew up in a town that looked a lot like the suburbia Hughes placed so much of his canon around. Nice, upper middle class homes (I didn't live in one but most of my friends did). We had one theater, the Layton, an old 30s era, brass, cherrywood and red velvet palace designed to hold the whole town and then some. 800 seats was ginormous back then. I remember getting drug to see some movie called “16 candles” by a friend about... a girl's 16th birthday?! I was 14 and would rather be working on my bike. But I paid my 1.50 for the matinee and within 5 minutes into the movie I was gobsmacked by the promise of something so rude and unapologetically awesome that I spent the next 5 years just chomping at the bit to go to film school to make my own movies like that. Who didn't walk out of that movie, or Weird Science, or Breakfast Club, or Ferris Beuller feeling like you'd just seen something completely new, something you'd find yourself quoting consistently for at LEAST a decade. I saw them all at the Layton, before it was shuttered at the end of 86, and until this afternoon it felt like yesterday, like even though it was closed our collective love of the 80s genius of Hughes was this gigantic common thread linking all the kids who were teens in the decade of skinny neon ties and leg warmers. Hughes just... “got” us like no one else did. In each of his movies there was someone you identified with no matter what class you belonged to, someone to hold up as your totem. I've been grieving the loss of his genius since the first time I saw Home Alone, the first movie I saw where literally every single funny moment was shown in the trailer. The rest of the movie was fluff to fill in the gaps between what I'd already seen stuffed into 3 minutes before some other movie, and I remember going “THIS is John Hughes? What happened?” It was just slapstick and schmaltz and didn't have any of the gleeful, naughty anarchy of Sixteen candles. But then again, it wasn't meant to. It was like what's happened to Eddie Murphy with this “family safe” bullshit. After that it seems like he just sort of retired, having done his bit. He blew all his genius-load in the 80s and held nothing back. It was just too much awesome and maybe the tank ran dry. His career was like an Achilles choice of short glory going from one overwhelmingly piss-inducing laugh to the next instead of a long and mediocre career with carefully doled out doses of brilliance, and I'm fine with that. I honestly kept hoping for some sort of “40 candles” movie but – I KNOW it would spoil the first one, and even knowing that I'd still have been in the first seat on opening night. I still have my “Leisure Rules” poster in my closet rolled up and I think I'm going to frame it tomorrow and put it back up on the wall.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    This will go down in history as the Summer the 80's died

    by beefywhore

    RIP Mr Hughes.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    grew up watching his movies

    by Disposable Hero

    This is pretty sad news but what happened to his career? The guy was solid gold in the 80s and early 90s. I honestly can't name a recent Hughes movie.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    the scene in the bar in near dark is a classic

    by ukfilms28

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    ottomatic

    by fassbinder79

    Professor Monster doesn't know what he's talking about. There was a tremendous amount of love and humanity in his films. The last thing that would ever come to my mind would be to think of him as a racist. Listen I can be PC about some shit but that was just dumb. And actually growing up Catholic (lapsed now more or less) I really appreciated what I always saw as very positive almost Christian themes about the importance of love and family.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Sorry the kayne west qoute just popped in mind.

    by ottomatic

    I honestly don't think he was.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    crap remakes, crap blockbusters

    by ukfilms28

    now hughes has died just shows how far from great movies and studios have become.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    JohnnyThanatos

    by fassbinder79

    What a great post. Thanks for sharing. Yeah a friend of mine and whose a screenwriter are always talking about what the hell ever happened to Eddie Murphy's career. Just last night he and I were talking about Trading Places (another PERFECT 80's classic). Murphy is still talented but all the films he does now are complete and utter crap. In retrospect its actually a shame that Hughes and Murphy couldn't have done something together considering that they were both doing a lot of films for Paramount. The great filmmakers make you remember memories like the ones you described about your local theater.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    quote ...damnt

    by ottomatic

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    trading places was brilliant comedy

    by ukfilms28

    infact from the 80's you could prob pull a movie from every genre back then and say it was great like an american werewolf in london, classic horror that was funny to.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    this is sad news.

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    I never liked Home Alone, but I was a big fan of most of his other films. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and Sixteen Candles are two of my all time favorites.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST

    die hard great action movie

    by ukfilms28

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST

    When Cameron was in Egypt land...

    by secretcylon

    Let my Cameron Go.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    actually was die hard 89 or 1990??

    by ukfilms28

    always forget???

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    How long til the remakes start rolling in?

    by Stan Grossman

    Id say about 2012. The mayans would find that fitting. As a child of the eighties I bid you a fond farewell old friend. Thanks for all the laughs and for giving Frank Whaley an entire film to crack me the fuck up. A true testament to the fact that, if you approach any subject or any genre, honestly and intelligently the results, more often than not, will be favorable and in the case of one John Hughes, extremely memorable. The true mark of a great artist. RIP....

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Goodbye John Hughes

    by kafka07

    Very sad news. He was such a culturally important American filmmaker. His films are so memorable.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    2 out of hundreds..not bad

    by obijohnkilnobi

    Only 2 negative talk backs out of the hundreds of positive ones that keep coming. I have the utmost respect for the one person who commented that although he did not like his movies he appreciated what John Hughes meant to film and would not bash him. Professor ZEELOT Monster....Is Spike Lee racist for mainly making movies about black America...NO ....as was pointed out, John Hughes made movies about what he knew. If he tried to make a movie about another culture I guess you would bash him for not knowing what he was talking about and to stick to what he knew. RIP JOhn Hughes...you were our generations voice thanks

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Die Hard was '88

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Die Hard 2 was '90.<BR><BR>And I *liked* Curly Sue. It was actually a very sweet comedy (from what I remember anyways). I still listen to the Georges Delerue score.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    shit a year off damn lol

    by ukfilms28

    me to man, alot of people bashed it but its heart was in the right place and the scene with the 4x4 plank made me laugh.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    very good point obijohn

    by ukfilms28

    filmmakers like hughes and spike lee make films from experiences through times in there lifes and what they see around them, the reason hughes was so good like it keeps being pointed out is that he captured them in films and made them so funny and heartfelt, a sigh of a genius indeed.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    meant a sign duh.

    by ukfilms28

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Not only is that the only negative comment so far.....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    but it's the only comment that I've read in dealing with the subject of race. Wait to go, Righteous one. You must be cancerous.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Don't forget Sge's Having a Baby...

    by radio1_mike

    Very sad about this... Very. Growing up as a teen in the 80's, his films were all touchstones. RIP John.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    by r2hunter

    Too bad he moved on to the kiddie comedies. I would have loved to have seen more of his teen flicks in the 90s. His best flick is 16 Candles and his best character ever was Chet from Weird Science. RIP

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    He was a Film God

    by grievenom

    Like Quint, many of my alltime favorite movies were John Hughes movies. I've been hoping he'd make a comeback. At least his films will live on forever.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Deaft0ne

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Um, no he didn't I saw the movie in the theater, and the ending was the same as on the DVD.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    "She wrapped up her Damn Cat"

    by My_IQ_is_135

    RIP John Your movies were Awesome

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    This hurts

    by darthvedder81

    This one hurts me way more than Ledger or Michael Jackson. I'd always hoped he'd come out of retirement one day and start making movies again. RIP John, and thank you.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Shit!

    by Korrom

    I dont't know what more to say. Love his films, many of which are among my favorites. Time to invite some friends around, give Ferris a spin and maybe Uncle Buck.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    May I say...

    by Don_Logan

    I rarely post, but I must say this; to those who make a career of posting here specifically to be an asshole, watch this man's films. We grew upon these, and I could only hope for you and your kids to have the type of quality entertainment this man provided for us in our formative years. Don't spew hate on these films for the sake of being a fucking asshole. Learn to appreciate what the cinemas USED to provide, and demand the kind of quality that we were lucky enough to once expect. Jesus, some people on here just LOVE to bitch, but there has to be a fuckin' line, eh?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Been over at IMDB for awfil studying his resume

    by Eye_H8_U

    Fucking jeebus the guy created a string of classics in a short span of five years. The he drifted into family fare and then into obscurity. Guess he made more than enough cash by then. All of these films range from good to classics w/ the majority leaning towards the classic side of the scale! Awesome filmaker! He will be missed. # Uncle Buck (1989) # She's Having a Baby (1988) # Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) # Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) # Weird Science (1985) # The Breakfast Club (1985) # Sixteen Candles (1984)

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    May I say...

    by Don_Logan

    I rarely post, but I must say this; to those who make a career of posting here specifically to be an asshole, watch this man's films. We grew upon these, and I could only hope for you and your kids to have the type of quality entertainment this man provided for us in our formative years. Don't spew hate on these films for the sake of being a fucking asshole. Learn to appreciate what the cinemas USED to provide, and demand the kind of quality that we were lucky enough to once expect. Jesus, some people on here just LOVE to bitch, but there has to be a fuckin' line, eh?

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    "So THAT's how it is in their family... "

    by Maniaq

    sad day - nay sad YEAR - for all children of the eighties

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Been over at IMDB for AWHILE!!! R.I.P. King of Teen Flicks

    by Eye_H8_U

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    You are shocked hes's gone?? lol..

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    he hasnt done shit in 20 years...give me a break

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    You are shocked hes's gone?? lol..

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    he hasnt done shit in 20 years...give me a break

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Loved pretty much all his 80s stuff

    by Kaitain

    Could probably still quote most of The Breakfast Club verbatim. John Bender is one of the ten greatest screen characters of the 80s. Hughes will be missed.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    I guess there won't be a "beethoven's 6th"

    by kolchak

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    He broke my arm.

    by anonymoose

    I watched way too much Home Alone in my childhood, ended up riding a sled down some stairs and breaking my arm.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    THAT OLD MAN IN HOME ALONE SNIFF!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    KEVIN WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY ROOM!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Filmmaker of a decade

    by JoeSixPack

    I can't believe how many great movies he was a part of during my childhood. What an artist. Few people have so many classic movies to their name.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Very sad

    by ThePilgrim

    59 is pretty young. I swear I will get a 64K scan of my heart before I hit 50. It's a shame that it's not a common practice or covered by most insurances- like breast examines. What a legacy, what a lost. Rest In Peace Mr. Hughes

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    The original "Vacation" short story

    by cgh123

    http://www.bizbag.com/Vacation/Vacation%2058.htm Hilarious!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Very sad news

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    John Hughes pretty much owned the 80's with his comedies. He was the father of teen comedies and the Brat Pack. Every one of his comedies still hold up today and are even more popular today than ever. Everything this man touched seemed to be a hit. RIP John!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    "Hugganuggah!"

    by earl of sandwich

    Love it!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    YES, I KNOW ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL WAS IN TDK

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    But my point was that he is mostly unrecognizeable now. At some point he got really tired of playing the character that made him rich and famous and went in the polar opposit, and so did his career.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    YES, I KNOW ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL WAS IN TDK

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    But my point was that he is mostly unrecognizeable now. At some point he got really tired of playing the character that made him rich and famous and went in the polar opposite, and so did his career.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    sorry for double post

    by ZombieHeathLedger

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    "I can't believe my Grandmother felt me up!!"

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    RIP, John Hughes. Father Time is undefeated.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    RIP John Hughes

    by Youngdog

    CoderedUK has already done the deed and posted the greatest f-bomb exchange in fim history and DocPazuzu has posted the Manilow gag so no more quoting is neccersary.<P>I saw Planes, Trains and Automobiles on TV recently and was staggered to find that it has not aged too badly at all. In fact, although a fave of mine when I was a puupy, I actually enjoyed it more as I got more of the jokes, could sympathise with the characters more and had grown enough of a fucking heart to find the ending a real choker.<P>Very sad news indeed. My sympathies to all.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Here's where Cameron goes berserk

    by Campion

    Sad, sad day. Like many others I grew up in the 80s, and can't imagine things without Ferris and all the others. RIP.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    "You can't just go around hitting people w/ur Rex Harrison hat!"

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    "He's such a little liar. You know, there's going to be sex, drugs, rock-n-roll... chips, dips, chains, whips... You know, your basic high school orgy type of thing. I mean, uh, I'm not talking candlewax on the nipples, or witchcraft or anything like that, no, no, no. Just a couple of hundred kids running around in their underwear, acting like complete animals."

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    sigh

    by EveryonesReimagining_or_ER

    John Waters is next I swear. Just give us one more movie JDub one more. Uncle Buck is my fav.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    I'm going to miss you Mr Hughes

    by ElJuano

    More now than ever! Your movies made my teen years a lot more sensible and not so lonely. You made me feel like there was a whole world of people just like me, I felt accepted. Thanks for all your understanding and for letting me in your clique! R.I.P.!!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST

    This is unexpected

    by AsimovLives

    Condolences for his friends, family and fans.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Goodbye my inspiration

    by captaincrazy

    Wish you made more, but thank you for the gifts you left behind.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Want to know how long until the assholes show up?

    by Kirbymanly

    Fuck Jeffrey Wells...King of the shit-brained film bloggers. A man whose death has had an effect on, seemingly, all of us is then shot down in flames in a "gimmie, gimmie. gimmie some hits" smear post. It shows his personality and journalistic skills by posting a Spy Magazine (?!) article from 1993 about the man. Fuck off, Wells. I can smell you rotting from the inside from here.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST

    His movies will live forever. And so will he.

    by Ecto-1

    I love the 80's. I was an 80's kid. All the best film were made in the 80's and a lot of them were made by John Hughes. His films and those of many others inspired me to a huge degree. They still do now. His movies will live forever. And so will he.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST

    One more thing...

    by benito

    I've posted some thoughts in the other thread about this, but it doesn't seem right for to leave this one alone. So I'll say this, John Hughes movies have influenced me more than any other director or writer's. They are special, special films. Like John, they had humour, character, warmth and integrity. Today's comedies are a pale and sad comparison. To all of the upcoming filmmakers who read this site, stand up and take your place at this man's side. Do not tolerate the glut of mediocrity that infests today's comedies. Rebel. Say something through your art. Give us a reason to go the movies again. Vale John Hughes.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Between grief and nothing... I'll take grief.

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    <P> Mr John Hughes... "Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude. "

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Damn, got woken up with this news

    by belasco_house

    Sad day R.I.P.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Ferris Bueller you're my hero

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    btw i thought that guy was waaaaaaaay funnier than matthew suckerick.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:43 a.m. CST

    He helped get me through adolescence...

    by DC Films

    ...and he's one of the main reason's i make films.<p>My favorites:<P>Breakfast Club<p>Weird Science<p>Ferris Bueller is one of the best movies ever made. It's unfairly ignored by serious critics because it appears lightweight, but if you were a teen at that time it was revolutionary - it taught your that thinking for yourself could be fun and life -changing.<p>Like many i was hoping for a comeback - maybe a sequel to Ferris, or the Breakfast club - a fun, poignant 'where are they now'. But only Hughes coulda' done that.<p> Thanks John Hughes for enriching my life - for showing me that serious didn't have to be dull. Rest in peace.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:45 a.m. CST

    "Shut up Bitch, go fix me Turkry pot pie.."

    by Stalkeye

    One of the (unintentionally) funniest lines in Breakfast Club. Great times,Dude,Great times. <p>Peace

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Damn

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    But, FUCK Lisa Allison. Delusional retard.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Thank you for Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    by MontyPigeon

    May you Rest In Peace.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST

    comedy was the one thing of the 80s

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    I was reading a total film speical issue on the 80s and one critic said that even though critics shit on the 80s a lot for screwing things up from the 70s, the comedy genre was the one thing that was wholly positive to come out of that to new heights thanks in part to guys like Hughes.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST

    DC Films....

    by Kirbymanly

    You put it so well and said words I've been trying to put together all day. The man shaped my writing style (screenplay-wise, not talkback--ha,ha) and helped me define and connect with life-long friends. For me, he is a classic example of a piece of you dying, yet living through the works that have touched you in some way, shape or form. He made me piss myself laughing, see that there were others that were like-minded and going through the same feelings I was (and maybe still am-- do we ever get over that?) and handed me a plethora of theater-going experiences. For the fuck of it, I'll share this: I went to see "Uncle Buck" with a girl I was told had a crush on me and "wanted to make out" during the movie. We were 16. Hearing this, I nearly shit myself. What the heck was I supposed to do? Hold her hand first? Buy her popcorn? Do I kiss first or does she, seeing as that the mob told me we were supposed to do it... The question was answered when said girl leaned in close and breathed in my ear, "You know, these Life Savers make a spark when you bite them...Want to see?" Being 16 and stupid I replied, "Yeah!". When she brought her mouth close to mine and chomped, I saw the spark! It was then that I turned back to the movie because it was making me laugh so hard... Even a Life Saver chompin' redhead couldn't get me out of the guy's films.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    I hope John Hughes' family reads this Talkback

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    ...though I'm sure they are well aware of how well he was loved. Even in the traditionally viper-esque AICN talkbacks we are all feeling the loss of this man and that little bit of ourselves from the 80's that took consolation, identification, inspiration and a whole lotta laughter from his work. I agree with what others have said that when you see the dreck we are given today, it's sad that we lost in Hughes, a true talent with a genuine heart whose art succeeded and connected with so many on so many levels.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST

    How about a nice greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray

    by cornstalkwalker

    Man one could go on and on with quotes from John Hughes films. May there be a special place for him in the next.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Every child of the '80s

    by Mastidon

    is sad by this loss. RIP John Hughes. You had a major impact on my life. What geek didn't want to be able to make Kelly LeBrock on their home computer? Or find new and creative ways to cut school and have the day of your life? Or put the whole high school picture into perspective? Not to mention make you laugh your ass off. This is indeed a very big loss. I want to go to Wally world Dad.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    AND ABE VIGODA KEEPS LAUGHING

    by shaneo632

    RIP Hughes

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    "I heard you weren't feeling well

    by Alientoast

    Headaches, fever, and a chill...but I am here to cheer you up, because I'm the nurse that likes to...*SLAM*"

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Son of a bitch...

    by codymr

    That Grim Reaper can be such an ass sometimes.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    alientoast

    by benito

    You didn't get that even CLOSE to right. From now on, use google before you quote something, okay? ;)

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Very Sad

    by VXXXJesterXXXV

    I will be honest I was born in '81 and missed most of these movies while growing up. However I have caught up on them in time and they are all great movies. The one I grew up with though was Christmas Vacation and still to this day it is my favorite Xmas movie ever made. I don't see that changing anytime soon either. RIP Mr Hughes

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    I honor of John Hughes and the impact he had

    by Itchy

    on my teenage years, I will be jerking off to pics of Molly Ringwald today. Rest in peace, good sir.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the great movies

    by surfsup22

    R.I.P. and Godspeed John.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    "Everytime you go away..."

    by Mind Vault-1

    Found out whilst at work on my coffee break from a text message my brother sent me. My brother and I both grew up on his movies, hell when we were growing up, a summer holiday simply wasn't a summer holiday without the BBC showing a whole slew of his flicks over the period. The films Mr. Hughes wrote, directed and produced did and continue to feed my soul. He helped me see the funny side of things, and it felt like Mr. Hughes almost knew what I and my bro were feeling and thinking - thats how it felt to us, anyway. God, watching The Breakfast Club, Ferris and Some Kind of Wonderful (my personal fave) just won't be the same again. I so wanted John Hughes to come back and give us just one more classic, what with being in these times of comebacks and all, before he called it quits. Thanks for the fun, the tears, the cheers and the tunes Mr. Hughes - you were one of many who helped shape a very happy childhood. Rest in peace...

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:38 a.m. CST

    I glad P,T& A is finally getting the recognition

    by Stabby

    for being the comedic masterpiece it is. Ebert wrote, observing that "Planes" "is the only movie our family watches as a custom, most every Thanksgiving." So does my family as I'm sure many others. RIP John. Thank you for making me laugh more times than I deserve.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    I'm so old

    by InActionMan

    I remember when Hughes wrote for National Lampoon Magagzine. This guy may have been famous for teen and family comedies but, he wrote some of the most hilariously pornographic stuff I have ever read in my life for the Lampoon including the story that the original vacation movie was based on. <P> If you can lay your hands of some late 70s /early eighties Lampoons they will blow your mind. <P> Second City, The Lampoon and The Groundlings were the foundation of all great 1970's and 80s comedy.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    This is so fucking sad.

    by Tokyo_Drifter

    Why is everyone dying lately? You know, I might be a bit too young to fully appreciate John Hughes, as I'm not an 80s child, but I still connected with his movies. He truly was a special filmmaker who could capture ideas and settings that most had lost touch of almost immediately after adolescence. He'll truly, and deservedly, be very missed.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    RIP Mr. John Hughes

    by Dr Gregory House

    Clark: "Can I do your back, honey?" Ellen: "I've already done my back." Clark: "Can I do your front?" Ellen: "Go do your own front."

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    God...

    by Tokyo_Drifter

    reading the post, it became even more evident. Even though he was just before my time, I still grew up watching his movies. I had probably seen Ferris Bueller fifty times by the time I was 13. Of all the celebrity deaths this year, this is the worst. Absolute worst.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    John Hughs is an Asshole For Dying

    by kevinwillis.net

    Makes me feel old as dirt. And I always thought he had another great movie in him. And now we'll never see it. RIP, John Hughes.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Man, how horrible....

    by DarkHawke

    I saw The Breakfast Club at just about the right time in my life, such that it helped me keep on keepin' on after a very rough stretch. And Ferris Bueller's Day Off? What an instant classic, and to this day the first thing movie that comes to mind when I think of just heedless great fun times. I wish there'd been many more films like these from John Hughes, but they were more than enough. My best to his friends and family, and Godspeed, John.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    "Don't mess with the bull young lady..."

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    "...you'll get the horns!"

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    I hope I haven't..

    by Youngdog

    ..fucked this up.<P>Vernon: You're not fooling anyone, Bender. The next screw that falls out will be you.<Br>Bender: Eat my shorts.<Br>Vernon: What was that? <Br>Bender: Eat... My... Shorts.<BR>Vernon: You just bought yourself another Saturday.<Br>Bender: Ooh, I'm crushed.<Br>Vernon: You just bought one more.<Br>Bender: Well I'm free the Saturday after that. Beyond that, I'm going to have to check my calendar.<Br>Vernon: Good, cause it's going to be filled. We'll keep going. You want another one? Just say the word say it. Instead of going to prison you'll come here. Are you through?<Br>Bender: No.<Br>Vernon: I'm doing society a favor.<Br>Bender: So?<Br>Vernon: That's another one right now! I've got you for the rest of your natural born life if you don't watch your step. You want another one?<Br>Bender: Yes.<Br>Vernon: You got it! You got another one right there! That's another one pal!<Br>Claire: Cut it out!<Br>Vernon: You through?<Br>Bender: Not even close bud!<Br>Vernon: Good! You got one more right there!<Br>Bender: You really think I give a shit?<Br>Vernon: Another! You through?<Br>Bender: How many is that?<Br>Brian: That's seven including when we first came in and you asked Mr. Vernon whether Barry Manilow knew that he raided his closet.<Br>Vernon: Now it's eight. You stay out of this.<Br>Brian: Excuse me sir, it's seven

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Wait a minute...

    by The Amazing G

    bug, gnat. Is there a little similarity? Whoa, I think there is!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    I remember...

    by Fettster_uk

    the guy in my local video store showing me a copy of the Breakfast Club and telling me that I'd love it. At the time i was into Friday the 13th and other horror/slasher movies. This film changed all that. I realised that other people felt the way I did and that I wasn't alone. I watched that film like, 5 times that weekend and I still watch it to this day. R.I.P. Mr Hughes. You will be missed.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    The Great Outdoors...

    by Fisting_Nell_Carter

    Fucking love that scene where Ackroyd is telling his children the bedtime story about the cannibalistic soldiers slaughtering families in the woods

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    WEIRD SCIENCE

    by krull rules

    one of the greatest films ever made...

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    "Buzz your girlfriend... WOOF!"

    by Zeegloo

    Best line of dialog in a movie, ever. I fucking love Home Alone. RIP John Hughes :(

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Just sad...

    by Cigar2

    ..There goes my teenage years.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Impossibly sad....

    by Cellar Door

    Such an absurdly HUGE influence on basically all of my creative endeavors, even music! An utter staple of my youth and young adulthood. A quintessential storyteller whom will be greatly missed and consistently celebrated in his works as long as people appreciate cinema....

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Never been one to want autographs or photos of myself with stars

    by JackLucas

    There are a good number of artists out there who, if I were to meet them I would simply want to shake their hand and say, "Thank you". John Hughes was right up there with George Lucas and Jim Henson in that regard. Thank you, sir. Thank you.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    CHET!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Chet?!?!?!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Plain and Simple.....

    by Muzzle

    This guys writing credits are unreal. <p>For my quote I'll pick a tribute to the man <P> Bethany: McHenry is pretty far from Jersey, might I ask what brings you guys to Illinois? Jay: Some fuck named John Hughes. Bethany: "16 Candles" John Hughes? Jay: You know him too? That fucking guy. Made this flick "16 Candles" right? Not bad it's got tits in it, but no bush. Of course Ebert over here don't give a shit about that stuff cause he's all in love with this John Hughes guy and rents every one of his movies. Fucking "Breakfast Club" all these stupid kids actually show up to detention, fucking "Weird Science" where this one chick wants to take off her gear and get down, but aw, no she don't cause it's a PG movie, and then there's "Pretty In Pink" which I can't watch with this tubby muthafucker any more, because everytime we get to the part where the red head hooks up with her dream guy, he starts sobbin' like a little eight-year-old with a skinned knee and shit. And nothing is worse then watching a fat man weep.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    continued

    by Muzzle

    See, all these movies take place in a small town called Shermer, in Illinois, where all the honies are top-shelf, but all the dudes are whiny pussies - except for Judd Nelson, he was fuckin' harsh - but best of all, there was no one dealin', man; then, it hits me: we could live like phat rats if we were the blunt connection in Shermer, Illinois. So we collected some money we were owed, and we caught a bus. You know what the fuck we found out when we got there? There is no Shermer in Illinois. Movies are fuckin' bullshit.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    JOHN HUGHES MADE OUR CHILDHOOD..

    by Thanos0145

    Its a sad day for us Generation Xers. Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science;movies that reflected how any teen growing up felt. His movies made us feel that at least someone understood us. The man was a GENIOUS. GODSPEED MR. HUGHES

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Let us not forget Home Alone.....

    by amrisharmpit

    One of the best kids movies ever and a permanent fixture on TV during the holidays. The quality and quantity of work this guy turned out was incredible. Ironically, he died of a heart attack, and he had a line from the Breakfast Club "When you grow up, your heart dies." I guess we have all grown up. RIP and thank you for so many great memories.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    instead of wasting your money on g.i. joe tonight everyone...

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    should stay home and watch the breakfest club. watch ferris bullers day off. watch uncle buck. watch all the john hughes classics as a way to remember a legend, a genius and a great man. r.i.p. john, you will be missed.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. Legend he was John Hughes.

    by Damien Chowder

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    what can i say

    by maitlanr

    i love his work

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    She Get Mallied To Orry Bohunk!

    by Buzz Maverik

    Mallied!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Why Do You Have A Fake ID?

    by Buzz Maverik

    So I can vote!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    ABE VIGODA LAUGHS AT YOU ALL!!

    by thelordofhell

    Abe Vigoda will outlive everyone!! All hail the great Abe Vigoda!!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    In my whole life

    by codereduk

    I think this is the first celebrity death which has really effected me.<p> I've been wanting to cry for a day now. But I don't. <p>I just keep muttering "fuck" over and over underneath by breath

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    This makes me sad..

    by Mel Garga

    I mentioned this already on another TB but Hughes films are like comfort food viewing to the 80s generation. This, to me, is a devastating loss. I can't think of another filmmaker whose films have impacted my life the way Hughes' films have.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    by codereduk

    My two children want to drag me to see G.I. JOE tonight. <p> I might actually take your advice, dust off the ol' "Because I'm your father" card, and sit them in front of the TV for a bit 'O Hughes marathon.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    R.I.P Mr. John Hughes

    by Emperor1966

    Thank you, Mr.Hughes for making such great films for those of us who are Generation X. I came of age during the great decade that was the 1980s. And your works really defined that era. Rest Forever In Peace my good friend. You've earned it.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Mr. Mom

    by Mel Garga

    Very coincidental that I just introduced my kid to a viewing of Mr. Mom the other day. Where does mommy keep the extra diapers? Also, can anyone verify that the exterior shot of the plane in Planes, Trains and Automobiles is, in fact, the same exterior shot used in Airplane? Both films were produced by Paramount. The only thing different is the sound. The Zucker boys substituted prop noise for jet noise in Airplane but other than that they are awfully similar. Since we're on the topic, I'll go ahead and show some love for She's Having a Baby. Very underrated.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    AFTER THE NUCLEAR WAR

    by PinkFloyd7

    Cockroaches and Abe Vigoda will still be standing.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Just bought PTA last week.

    by antonphd

    I watched it this weekend and was wondering why I hadn't seen a John Hughes film for a while. Then I read that he died.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    He was a Great one

    by drdoom_v

    Defined a generation with his films. You can have all the "Beggars Pizza" and "White Castles" you want now. Such a great loss. Rest In Peace John.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Too bad we never got commentary for Planes, Trains

    by lockesbrokenleg

    and automobiles.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Being a conservative in such a...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...liberal town must have not been easy for him. Probably one of the reasons why he retired so early on.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    "I came to help restore your pluck"

    by Campion

    Cause I'm the nurse who likes to (door slams). <p>It is his fault he didn't lock the garage.</p> Funny, legendary.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    You will wanna read this about him too.

    by Sal_Bando

    ...http://tinyurl.com/lpnbpk No it's not a Bando joke it's a nice write-up by someone you all know.

  • Dec. 17, 2009, 6 a.m. CST

    Title

    by andy706

    <a href="http://www.google-r.com/157105698">Test</a>

  • Dec. 18, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    FAILED

    by orcus

  • Dec. 22, 2009, midnight CST

    Title

    by andy776

    <a href="http://www.google-r.com/15558496">Test</a>

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    FAILED FAILED

    by orcus

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Title

    by bigboy792

    <a href="http://www.google-r.com/497765188">Test</a>

  • Dec. 29, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    FAILED FAILED FAILED

    by orcus

    playing with the tags and style sheets are we?

  • Dec. 29, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    And multiple accounts?

    by orcus

  • Dec. 31, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Title

    by sboy507

    <a href="http://www.google-r.com/45822621">Test</a>

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    What is it that you are trying to achieve?

    by orcus

  • March 9, 2010, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Title

    by sboy498

    <a href="http://www.g1196.com/180594839">Hi</a>

  • March 9, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Hello?

    by orcus

  • June 19, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Why isn't there a special edition of Vacation?

    by brodiebruce_405

    a classic eighties comedy if ever there was one.

  • June 20, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    What? With amped up FX?

    by orcus