John Hughes passes away

source: ninemsn.com

Beloved writer/director John Hughes has died after suffering a heart-attack while visiting family in Manhattan. The iconic filmmaker was 59.

His Los-Angeles based publicists made the announcement earlier this morning.

Hughes was most famous for writing and directing the Brat Pack films The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Weird Science.

He also wrote the screenplays for National Lampoon’s Vacation, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Pretty in Pink and the megahit Home Alone.

The influence of Hughes can be seen in the works of modern writer/directors Kevin Smith and Judd Apatow among others.

After directing his final film in 1991, he moved away from the limelight for good. The final picture taken of him in public was in 2001.

Discuss: A genuine pop-culture legend that will certainly be missed. What is your favourite John Hughes film? Of course everyone loves Ferris Bueller and The Breakfast Club, but my heart belongs to Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

3 Responses to “John Hughes passes away”

  1. I think Breakfast Club was one of the most intensely angsty film of all teen time. I just watched it a few weeks ago for the first time, after 5 years out of high school and I was AMAZED. The depth and shallowness, the fun and pure emotional drama, it really took me back to being a teenager. It's a classic.

  2. which to choose?! i would probably have to go ferris bueller's day off, possibly one of the coolest character combos EVER in ferris and cameron

  3. Definitely The Breakfast Club. That was the movie that really got to me as a teen … I wasn't really any of the "stereotypes" but it all made sense. A few years ago my husband gifted me with the John Hughes films missing from my collection for a birthday present. Most thoughtful gift ever. I'm really glad I have them all now. It's a really really sad day.

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