Sad!! 80s movie director John Hughes died today

John Hughes was responsible for some of my favorite movies of all time, and he sadly passed away from a heart attack this morning at the age of 59.  Ferries Bueller’s Day Off and The Breakfast Club were probably my 2 favorites of his, but looking over his body of work will surely bring back as many good memories for you as it did for me.  He wrote so many movies in the 80’s and 90’s there was many I didn’t realize he was responsible for.  For instance, I had forgotten that he wrote all of the Home Alone movies (which I am happy to see I’ve never seen… just couldn’t stand the sight of Macaualy Culkin’s surpised look on the movie posters with his hands against his cheeks).  Here’s the impressive list of the movies John Hughes wrote over the years:

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#1 Boat Covers on 08.07.09 at 12:19 am

Good post. I just have a few seldom-mentioned things to add…- Hughes wrote the spectacular National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), which featured a score by Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. The ridiculous guilty pleasure “Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo comes from the Hughes film of the same name.