R.I.P. John Hughes

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Yesterday, reclusive director John Hughes passed away of a heart attack in his home. We’ll prepare a proper tribute for him sometime next week, but I just wanted to mention it here and remind you of the absurd amount of classics the man made. As a writer and a director, he gave us practically every good comedy of the ’80s and early ’90s and will be missed.

He’s the man behind:

–  Mr. Mom

– National Lampoon’s Vacation (also European and Christmas)

– Sixteen Candles

– The Breakfast Club

– Pretty in Pink

– Weird Science

– Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

– Planes, Trains and Automobiles

–  Uncle Buck

– Home Alone 1 – 3

– Beethoven

–  Dennis the Menace

– Miracle on 34th St.

And many more. Isn’t it completely insane that one guy was behind that many classics? I’m not sure who else even compares besides maybe Spielberg and Cameron in the sci-fi/action genre or Hitchcock for horror.

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