Thursday, August 06, 2009

RIP John Hughes

From Wikipedia:

John Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950–August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer and writer, responsible for some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s, including 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, Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Vacation - one of my family's favorite movies.

Ferris Bueller - one of my favorite movies when I was a tween.

Weird Science - Brig and I used to watch that one over, and over, and over.

The Breakfast Club - A freshman-year-in-college mainstay. We even made the Cap'n Crunch sandwich.

Sixteen Candles/Pretty in Pink - Loved these in high school. I SO identified with Molly Ringwald's characters.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles - I think my mom might have passed gas while laughing so hard during this movie.

Uncle Buck - Our first introduction to Macaulay Culkin, I think this flick solidified my mom's crush on John Candy (she goes for soft men with soft hearts).

Home Alone - This flick still ranks as one of my favorite Christmas time movies. I get excited every time I watch it.

John Hughes, you left an indelible mark on pop culture, by making fun of moments and scenarios we could each identify with in everyday life.

No doubt, you are in the Chicagoland part of Heaven.

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