History Creator / JohnHughes

26th Apr '17 7:15:08 PM DustSnitch
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John Wilden Hughes, Jr.(February 18, 1950 August 6, 2009) was an American filmmaker best known for the teen comedies he wrote and directed in the mid 1980s: ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/WeirdScience'' and ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.

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John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 August 6, 2009) was an American filmmaker best known for the teen comedies he wrote and directed in the mid 1980s: ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/WeirdScience'' and ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.
18th Mar '17 6:50:39 AM Aquila89
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During the 1990s, he somehow ended up writing and producing a string of more family-oriented comedies, including the live-action versions of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' and ''Film/DennisTheMenace'', and the remake of ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet''. Experiencing a severe case of ArtistDisillusionment after the death of his friend, actor Creator/JohnCandy, in 1994, he would become a [[ReclusiveArtist recluse]], and the rest of his screenplays would be written under the pseudonym [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Edmond Dantes]] (also used for 1992's ''Film/{{Beethoven}}''). His last film was the 2008 comedy ''Film/DrillbitTaylor''.

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During the 1990s, he somehow ended up writing and producing a string of more family-oriented comedies, including the live-action versions of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' and ''Film/DennisTheMenace'', and the remake of ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet''. Experiencing a severe case of ArtistDisillusionment after the death of his friend, actor Creator/JohnCandy, in 1994, he would become a [[ReclusiveArtist recluse]], and the rest of his screenplays would be written under the pseudonym [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Edmond Dantes]] (also used for 1992's ''Film/{{Beethoven}}''). His last film was the 2008 comedy ''Film/DrillbitTaylor''. He died of a sudden heart attack in 2009.
14th Mar '17 9:57:28 AM Mikeyfan93
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* ''Nate and Hayes'' (1983)

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* ''Nate and Hayes'' ''Film/NateAndHayes'' (1983)
14th Mar '17 9:56:21 AM Mikeyfan93
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!! Films he wrote include:
* ''Film/MrMom'' (1983)
* ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' (1983)
* ''Nate and Hayes'' (1983)
* ''Film/NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation'' (1985)
* ''Film/PrettyInPink'' (1986)
* ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful'' (1987)
* ''Film/TheGreatOutdoors'' (1988)
* ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'' (1989)
* ''Film/HomeAlone'' (1990)
* ''Career Opportunities'' (1991)
* ''Film/{{Dutch}}'' (1991)
* ''Film/{{Beethoven}}'' (1992)
* ''Home Alone 2: Lost in New York'' (1992)
* ''Film/DennisTheMenace'' (1993)
* ''Film/BabysDayOut'' (1994)
* ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' (1994)
* ''101 Dalmatians'' (1996)
* ''Film/{{Flubber}}'' (1997)
* ''Home Alone 3'' (1997)
* ''Reach the Rock'' (1998)
* ''Film/JustVisiting'' (2001)
* ''Film/MaidInManhattan'' (2002) - story credit only
* ''Film/DrillbitTaylor'' (2008) - main character only

12th Feb '17 2:14:41 PM ngh93
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John Hughes (February 18, 1950 August 6, 2009) was an American filmmaker best known for the teen comedies he wrote and directed in the mid 1980s: ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/WeirdScience'' and ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.

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John Hughes Wilden Hughes, Jr.(February 18, 1950 August 6, 2009) was an American filmmaker best known for the teen comedies he wrote and directed in the mid 1980s: ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/WeirdScience'' and ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.
25th Jan '17 12:13:19 AM Doug86
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* TheVerse: In a 1999 ''Premiere'' [[https://web.archive.org/web/20151002133031/http://home.comcast.net/~aimsters4/bclub.html article]], Hughes himself declared that ''SixteenCandles'', ''TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', and ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' are all a part of the same universe. Sadly, the crossover possibilities were never explored in film.

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* TheVerse: In a 1999 ''Premiere'' [[https://web.archive.org/web/20151002133031/http://home.comcast.net/~aimsters4/bclub.html article]], Hughes himself declared that ''SixteenCandles'', ''TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', and ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' are all a part of the same universe. Sadly, the crossover possibilities were never explored in film.
6th Dec '16 6:40:16 PM AnonymousBosch
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* TheAntiNihilist: Seems to be a running philosophy in his films, but he's been known to toy with idealism, morality, and the human condition in general.



* BlackComedy: Sometimes, and if there is, it's '''black'''. The most notorious instance is Brian's confession in ''The Breakfast Club''.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: White morality is seemingly nonexistent in the world of Hughes.
* BlackComedy: Sometimes, and if there is, it's '''black'''. The most notorious instance is Brian's confession in ''The Breakfast Club''.



* CrapsackWorld: His movies are often set in one, at least on some level. They're packed to the brim with {{Hate Sink}}s, {{Butt Monkey}}s and lots of angst.

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* CrapsackWorld: His movies are often frequently set in one, at least on some level.one. They're packed to the brim with {{Hate Sink}}s, {{Butt Monkey}}s and lots of angst.



* HumansAreFlawed / HumansAreBastards: Seems to zigzag between these two views of humanity, often in the same film. For instance, in ''Sixteen Candles'', none of the freshman have any objections to seeing a sophomore's panties presented to them in a bathroom.

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* HumansAreFlawed / HumansAreBastards: Seems to zigzag between these two views of humanity, often in the same film. For instance, in ''Sixteen Candles'', none of the freshman HobbesWasRight: His films have any objections a tendency to seeing a sophomore's panties presented to them paint authority figures and societal institutions in a bathroom. pessimistic light.
* HumansAreBastards



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: His movies are usually on the idealistic side, but oddly enough, some viewers have interpreted vaguely nihilistic sentiments.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: His movies Much like Creator/StanleyKubrick or Creator/TheCoenBrothers, his films are usually firmly planted on the idealistic side, but oddly enough, cynical side of the scale, to the point that some viewers have interpreted vaguely misanthrophic or nihilistic sentiments.




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* VillainProtagonist: Some of his films have them, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation depending on who you ask.]]
8th Jul '16 7:25:41 PM eaterofworlds
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** Most of his movies tend to be looked at in a more modern critical eye than how it was looked at back then. Just look at the Alternate Character Interpretation concerning the cast of The Breakfast Club.
27th Apr '16 9:11:50 AM JamesAustin
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->''"It is thanks to him that not a day goes by when someone, somewhere does not come up to me, taps me on the shoulder and says, '[[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Hey Ferris]], [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore is this your day off?]]'"''
-->-- '''Matthew Broderick''', ''Memorial Speech for Hughes at the 82nd UsefulNotes/{{Academy Awards|Ceremonies}}''

John Hughes (February 18, 1950 -- August 6, 2009) was an American filmmaker best known for the teen comedies he wrote and directed in the mid 1980s: ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/WeirdScience'' and ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.

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->''"It is thanks to him that not a day goes by when someone, somewhere does not come up to me, taps me on the shoulder and says, '[[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Hey Ferris]], [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Ferris, is this your day off?]]'"''
-->-- '''Matthew Broderick''', ''Memorial Memorial Speech for Hughes at the 82nd UsefulNotes/{{Academy Awards|Ceremonies}}''

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John Hughes (February 18, 1950 -- August 6, 2009) was an American filmmaker best known for the teen comedies he wrote and directed in the mid 1980s: ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/WeirdScience'' and ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.
9th Apr '16 4:48:03 PM Alphance
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* BlackComedy: Sometimes, and if there is, it's '''black'''. The most notorious instance is Brian's confession in ''The Breakfast Club''.
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