History Creator / JohnHughes

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''.
9th Apr '16 4:43:30 PM Alphance
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* HumansAreFlawed / HumansAreBastards: Seems to zigzag between the two tropes, often in the same film.

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* HumansAreFlawed / HumansAreBastards: Seems to zigzag between the these two tropes, views of humanity, often in the same film.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.
9th Apr '16 4:42:01 PM Alphance
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* TheAntiNihilist: Seems to be a recurring philosophy in his body of work.

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* TheAntiNihilist: Seems AntiHero: A lot of his characters tend to be a recurring philosophy in his body of work. these, ranging from the [[ButtMonkey put-upon]], [[TheSnarkKnight cynical]] [[Film/SixteenCandles Samantha Baker]] to [[SociopathicHero bad boy]] [[Film/TheBreakfastClub John Bender]].



* 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.



* HumansAreFlawed / HumansAreBastards: Seems to zigzag between the two tropes, often in the same film.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Firmly on the idealistic side, but oddly enough, some viewers have gotten almost nihilistic vibes from his films.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Firmly His movies are usually on the idealistic side, but oddly enough, some viewers have gotten almost interpreted vaguely nihilistic vibes from his films.sentiments.
6th Mar '16 5:49:08 AM Mdumas43073
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He started as a writer for National Lampoon Magazine, and was one of the key developers of ''Delta House'', the TV spinoff of ''Film/AnimalHouse''. His first big successes as a screenwriter (the year before ''Sixteen Candles'') were ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' and ''Film/MrMom''. (He got a rare shared screenplay (and sole story) credit for ''Film/NationalLampoonEuropeanVacation'' when his script was rewritten by Robert Klane.) After ''Ferris Bueller'', he directed ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'', ''She's Having a Baby'', ''Film/UncleBuck'', and ''Film/CurlySue'', and wrote and produced ''Film/PrettyInPink'', ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful'', ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', and the first three ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies. (He also produced ''Only The Lonely'' for writer-director (and ''Home Alone'' (and its sequel) director) Creator/ChrisColumbus, one of only two films he produced that he didn't write - the other was ''New Port South'', written and directed by his son James.)

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He started as a writer for National Lampoon Magazine, and was one of the key developers of ''Delta House'', the TV spinoff of ''Film/AnimalHouse''. His first big successes as a screenwriter (the year before ''Sixteen Candles'') were ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' and ''Film/MrMom''. (He got a rare shared screenplay (and sole story) credit for ''Film/NationalLampoonEuropeanVacation'' ''Film/NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation'' when his script was rewritten by Robert Klane.) After ''Ferris Bueller'', he directed ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'', ''She's Having a Baby'', ''Film/UncleBuck'', and ''Film/CurlySue'', and wrote and produced ''Film/PrettyInPink'', ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful'', ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', and the first three ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies. (He also produced ''Only The Lonely'' for writer-director (and ''Home Alone'' (and its sequel) director) Creator/ChrisColumbus, one of only two films he produced that he didn't write - the other was ''New Port South'', written and directed by his son James.)
6th Mar '16 5:48:55 AM Mdumas43073
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He started as a writer for National Lampoon Magazine, and was one of the key developers of ''Delta House'', the TV spinoff of ''Film/AnimalHouse''. His first big successes as a screenwriter (the year before ''Sixteen Candles'') were ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' and ''Film/MrMom''. (He got a rare shared screenplay (and sole story) credit for ''National Lampoon's European Vacation'' when his script was rewritten by Robert Klane.) After ''Ferris Bueller'', he directed ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'', ''She's Having a Baby'', ''Film/UncleBuck'', and ''Film/CurlySue'', and wrote and produced ''Film/PrettyInPink'', ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful'', the ''Lampoon's Vacation'' sequel entitled ''Christmas Vacation'', and the first three ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies. (He also produced ''Only The Lonely'' for writer-director (and ''Home Alone'' (and its sequel) director) Creator/ChrisColumbus, one of only two films he produced that he didn't write - the other was ''New Port South'', written and directed by his son James.)

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He started as a writer for National Lampoon Magazine, and was one of the key developers of ''Delta House'', the TV spinoff of ''Film/AnimalHouse''. His first big successes as a screenwriter (the year before ''Sixteen Candles'') were ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' and ''Film/MrMom''. (He got a rare shared screenplay (and sole story) credit for ''National Lampoon's European Vacation'' ''Film/NationalLampoonEuropeanVacation'' when his script was rewritten by Robert Klane.) After ''Ferris Bueller'', he directed ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'', ''She's Having a Baby'', ''Film/UncleBuck'', and ''Film/CurlySue'', and wrote and produced ''Film/PrettyInPink'', ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful'', the ''Lampoon's Vacation'' sequel entitled ''Christmas Vacation'', ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', and the first three ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies. (He also produced ''Only The Lonely'' for writer-director (and ''Home Alone'' (and its sequel) director) Creator/ChrisColumbus, one of only two films he produced that he didn't write - the other was ''New Port South'', written and directed by his son James.)
6th Mar '16 5:47:42 AM Mdumas43073
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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 Owen Wilson 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 Owen Wilson 2008 comedy ''Film/DrillbitTaylor''.
28th Jan '16 10:24:48 AM Morgenthaler
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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 Owen Wilson comedy ''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 Owen Wilson comedy ''DrillbitTaylor''.''Film/DrillbitTaylor''.
21st Dec '15 10:37:20 AM DynamiteXI
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* TheVerse: In a 1999 ''Premiere'' [[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'' [[http://home.[[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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