View Full Version : Director John Hughes dies

08-06-2009, 07:09 PM

Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood's youth impresario of the 1980s and '90s who captured the teen and preteen market with such favorites as "Home Alone," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday, a spokeswoman said. He was 59. Hughes died of a heart attack during a morning walk in Manhattan, Michelle Bega said. He was in New York to visit family.

This news sucks. I just saw FBDO again the other day, and recently saw The Breakfast club for the first time (I wish I had seen it a few years earlier)

08-06-2009, 07:13 PM
All of his movies rock. I sure miss the style of his movies these days with so much dumb stuff out there to watch.


08-06-2009, 07:13 PM
I was actually looking for a thread on this to comment on. I was going to make my own but you took care of it. I just wanted to say that John Hughes was a terrific film maker, and i don't think most people realize how many great movies he was really involved with. As a writer and a producer he was involved with some of my favorite all-time comedy films including Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Vacation. He also produced some of the iconic 80s teen films like Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Pretty in Pink/Sixteen Candles. His career kind of slumped after the 80's (perhaps due to the death of John Candy who he seemed to always work with) but his legacy still stands great. He'll be missed, RIP.

08-06-2009, 07:51 PM
Lots of great films to his credit. As has been pointed out, he seemed to really burn out after Candy died. The Breakfast Club came out when I was a Senior in High School.

Definitly a director of note. RIP

08-06-2009, 09:00 PM
Why did he die so young????? 59??? What is this world of entertainment coming to?

08-06-2009, 09:01 PM
P.S. - I love his movies.....very sad.

08-07-2009, 06:15 AM
sad day when someone dies, great movies, rip

08-08-2009, 11:08 PM
heard about this. RIP hughes - loved ferris bueller's day off.

08-09-2009, 02:44 AM