Posted in movies | music on August 6, 2009

John Hughes

"John Hughes has died of a heart attack. Hughes suffered the heart attack while taking a morning walk during a trip to NYC to visit family. He directed such '80s hit films as "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink," "Sixteen Candles" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." He was 59.

Story developing..." [TMZ]

And let's not forget "Weird Science" and "Mr Mom" (which he wrote).
"When Carolyn goes off to work, Jack discovers he is clueless about how to manage a household. He falls into depression as his ego and the household fall apart. He also begins socializing a lot with the housewives in his neighborhood, sharing poker games and workout routines with them. Carolyn struggles with being back in the workforce and trying to appease fussy advertising clients who have been notoriously difficult to work with. She successfully pitches an innovative idea for advertising Schooner Tuna and the president of the company is pleased and wants her to fly to Los Angeles to help shoot the commercial." [Wikipedia]
He also wrote "Home Alone". RIP. Videos below...

John Hughes

John Hughes

John Hughes

John Hughes

Since 1994, Hughes has retired from the public eye and has lived in Wisconsin,[3] rarely granting or giving interviews or photographs to the media save a select few interviews in 1999 to promote the soundtrack album to Reach the Rock, an independent film he wrote.[4] The album was compiled by Hughes' son, John Hughes III, and released on his son's Chicago-based record label, Hefty Records.[5] He also recorded an audio commentary for the 1999 DVD release of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.[6] A photograph of him visiting his son on the set of his son's film in 2001 is the last photo taken of him in public." [Wiki]
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John Hughes

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Comments (26)

He made a lot of people laugh over the years. He will be missed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 5:32 PM

so sad RIP

Posted by the donger | August 6, 2009 5:34 PM

scary stuff

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 5:38 PM

you are a neomaxiezoomdweebie - it doesn't get better than that

Posted by judd nelson | August 6, 2009 5:54 PM

I put together an imeem playlist of music from his movies -- enjoy:

http://www.imeem.com/people/BHAaS/playlist/OYeOHGy_/rip-john-hughes-music-playlist/

Posted by Matt Graves | August 6, 2009 5:57 PM

wonder if at the psychedelic furs concert in october, they'll dedicate pretty in pink to the hughes?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 6:03 PM

Very sorry to hear of his passing and his family's loss. Much movie magic to be sure.

Posted by michandre | August 6, 2009 6:05 PM

home alone, ftw

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 6:26 PM

this should signify the end of the 80's...period.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 6:48 PM

^^ wasn't it on Dec. 31 1989 dip shit??

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 8:01 PM

I remember the first time I ever saw Planes Trains and Automobiles when I was nine. Oh, to be a kid again.

RIP, John, you'll be missed!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 8:23 PM

To quote Noise Addict: "I always thought my life would be like a John Hughes film."

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 8:56 PM

There’s that word again– ‘heavy’. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth’s gravitational pull?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 9:04 PM

@anon 9:04 Umm ^^^^ I don't think that's John Hughes...

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 9:15 PM

My Mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 9:42 PM

uncle buck was the best, R.I.P. john

Posted by Slob | August 6, 2009 9:47 PM

RIP John - We loved all of your movies! You will be missed~

Posted by joanieb | August 6, 2009 10:27 PM

RIP John...

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 10:38 PM

I'll be forever thankful I was a teen in the 80's and that John Hughes was there to give me Pretty in Pink and the Breakfast Club. It made all the difference.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 11:37 PM

you guys are old. I was in 2nd grade when Home Alone came out. Everybody would talk about it in line on the way to lunch. FB and the breakfeast club are rad, to.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 11:55 PM

R.I.P. buddy I'll never forget your brilliant work.

Posted by Debt Relief | August 7, 2009 12:01 AM

This guy was the Martin Scorsese of 80s feel-good films. We've lost a giant.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 12:21 AM

Does Barry Manilow know you raided his closet?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 9:57 AM

JAAAAAKE!

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 12:05 PM

Donger need food

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 12:39 PM

Sad and demented...but social...

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 3:04 PM

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