rip: john hughes

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who doesn't have a favorite john hughes movie? i have several -- in fact, i would be hard pressed to try to think of just one that would be my all time favorite. my teen years were filled with his movies -- and quotes from his movies! -- and his untimely passing has hit me harder than i could have ever expected. i don't think it's a stretch to say that he was, if not the voice of my generation, then a remarkably important one. and, he and his brilliantly comedic and touching take on teenage (and adult) angst will be missed.

of the following (yes my personal faves), what's your favorite john hughes movie?
mr. mom
sixteen candles
breakfast club
pretty in pink
ferris bueller's day off
planes, trains & automobiles
uncle buck

of the following (again, personal faves), is your favorite quote?

"Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people."

"This is my ninth sick day this semester. It's pretty tough coming up with new illnesses. If I go for ten, I'm probably going to have to barf up a lung, so I better make this one count." ~ ferris bueller's day off

"I don't think I want to know a six-year-old who isn't a dreamer, or a sillyheart. And I sure don't want to know one who takes their student career seriously. I don't have a college degree. I don't even have a job. But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they're ALL good kids, until dried-out, brain-dead skags like you drag them down and convince them they're no good. You so much as scowl at my niece, or any other kid in this school, and I hear about it, and I'm coming looking for you! take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam." ~ uncle buck

"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."

"Well, if you say you haven't, you're a prude. If you say you have you're a slut. It's a trap. You want to but you can't, and when you do you wish you didn't, right? " ~ breakfast club

"Yes, you're a total fag."

"That's why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they'd call them something else." ~sixteen candles

"Because I wasn't unhappy! Look, maybe I was a little confused, maybe I was a little frustrated, but I knew what I was doing was important, because it means something to raise human beings." ~ mr. mom

" I like me. My wife likes me. My customers like me. 'Cause I'm the real article. What you see is what you get."

"Oh, they're drunk. How do they know where we're going?"

"Six bucks and my right nut says we're not landing in Chicago." ~ planes, trains and automobiles

his entire filmography (writer, director, producer, and actor) can be seen at
filmaking legacy article from here.


the uncle buck quote for sure.

and ferris!

Uncle Buck... Ferris... Uncle Buck.... how do I choose?


I don't have a favourite quote, but I do have a Top 5 list of favourite movies:

5. Sixteen Candles
4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
3. Home Alone
2. Christmas Vacation
1. The Breakfast Club



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