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John Hughes

Director

“I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw Doctor Zhivago every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.”

 

Biography

Once dubbed the “philosopher of adolescence” by film critic and fellow Chicagoan Roger Ebert, John Hughes made his mark as the man most frequently associated with the 1980s teen angst genre. With his name attached in some form to such genre classics as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Some Kind of Wonderful, Hughes was in large part responsible for defining the cinematic mood of a certain era. From Molly Ringwald’s red hair to Ben Stein’s monotonous “Bueller….Bueller,” the characters and images in his films are still able to evoke a certain nostalgia in people who suffered through adolescence during the 1980s and remain as much of an embodiment of the decade’s culture as shoulder pads and junk bonds.

Originally hailing from Lansing, MI, where he was born February 18, 1950, Hughes was 13 when he moved with his family to the Chicago suburbs. His adopted city would figure largely in his films, providing both a source of inspiration… read more

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Arhariz Hasan Wiryadhani

22Jul12

seharusnya beliau memproduseri FTV-FTV yang menjamur di TV

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Janit

27Jan12

How I wish my life is directed by him, instead.

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Ulrich JARLØV

24Apr10

"She's having a baby" is his most satisfying film. All his teen-films have great moments in them but overall the films are formulaic and uneven- I know it's a sacrilegious thing to say but... "She's having a baby" , certainly not without flaws either, works better for me- It's imaginately directed and benefits from a witty, knowing script.

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DaisyJ

8Apr10

Where's Sixteen Candles?