John Hughes

Popular filmmaker John Hughes passed away today at age 59 from a heart attack while out for a morning stroll. Hughes had been absent from the film industry for a decade or more, but for a short span in the 80s, he was the king of teen films. He managed to capture a youth culture, despite being in his 30s, as if he had intimate knowledge of everything the average teen was going through in that period. Most of his successes came when I was too young to even know what a movie was, and most of my early exposure to them came through repetitive airings on TV.   Continue reading