Friday, August 7, 2009

John Hughes


So, yeah ... John Hughes died.

For a blog like mine, with such an emphasis on pop culture, I have to mention his death. And also because so many of his films are things I truly enjoy.

Mr. Mom

National Lampoon's Vacation

The Breakfast Club

National Lampoon's European Vacation

Weird Science

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Home Alone

And those are just the films of his I really love! I didn't mention others I merely like. How many filmmakers can we say this about? That have had so many movies that a generation fell in love with?

And what makes them truly great, to me, is their rewatch-ability. We can watch them time and again and still laugh and enjoy them. That says it all.


So many other bloggers are highlighting Hughes. Here are a few:

The Daily What - Movie Montage




The Kind of Face You Hate

Monkey Muck


Nostalgic G

That Blue Yak

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness


As a side note, as a teenager, I associated most with Allison Reynolds, Ally Sheedy's character from "The Breakfast Club". She was the outcast, loner weirdo, and that is how I felt for my entire high school experience.

Allison Reynolds

Was definitely cool to relate to someone else, even if it was a girl, in a movie.

L.I.M Mr. Hughes. And thank you.



  1. great list of movies...he left a legacy on our shelves in our DVD collections...i tended to relate to her as well in HS...

  2. Yes...Allison Reynolds was a fantastic character....and it is probably the movie's only great sin that it lets her get a "makeover" of sorts and wallows in the approval of her new 'look'. Blah. Still a fantastic flick though.

  3. Its amazing to look at his filmography and see how many truly memorable characters and movies that he created. His loss will leave a void. Its a weekend like this that I wish I had children to share these movies and my memories of the time with.

  4. Wow he did more than I thought. I loved the Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller. Sad thing, he was only 59!Try going to nine schools (three of them high schools) in 9 years. Trust me that makes you an 'outsider' on so many levels!

  5. Yikes Wings! hadn't heard this, as yet. I'm still bemoaning the loss of Mr. Schulberg( On the Waterfront-1954 for ref. ). And I thought Mr.Huges was younger??

  6. Weird Science was always my favorite.

    as far as Breakfast Club goes, what was a Neomaxy zoonedwebbie any ways?

    by the by i just dropped an award your way. check my blog post dated 8/09 and claim it. you more than earned it.

  7. Finally catching up on blogs. I hadn't realize how much John Hughes had done - until he died. Did you real Molly Ringwald's tribute to him in the NYTimes today? It's very moving.

  8. Yo, I nominated you for a tag/meme thing, check it out:

    - Zac