John Hughes

27 02 2010

So, I recently got into a conversation about the late John Hughes. For those of you who don’t recognize the name, he is the writer and director of fantastic films like The Breakfast Club, Uncle Buck, Home Alone, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. He also wrote screenplays for other classics like Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Vacation and 101 Dalmatians. Check out his IMDB page and be impressed.

With his passing last August, a slew of Hughes-related tributes, art, merchandise and news has flooded the internet. I’ve shared some of it here with you, but I’d like to share a whole lot more in this post. Check out the links below for all the Hughes awesomeness you can handle.

This t-shirt is called Shermer, IL, named after the fictional Chicago suburb that most of Hughes’ films took place in.

Shermer, IL

Get it at DutchSouthern.com

Jay Ryan, of the Alamo Drafthouse, cooked up these two posters for the Alamo’s showings of The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles.

Sixteen Candles

The Breakfast Club

Here is a /Film article about a possible long-lost screenplay of Hughes’ that never got produced.

Here is a trailer for an independent documentary made about John Hughes, titled Don’t You Forget About Me. The film’s website features a one sentence logline: “In 1991, filmmaker John Hughes disappeared from Hollywood… In 2008, four filmmakers went to find him.”

Vanity Faire has a wonderful feature on John Hughes. Check out the article, some exclusive photos, and some of Hughes’ post-Hollywood fiction works.

And finally, another /Film article indicating that John Hughes will be given a special Oscar tribute at this year’s Academy Awards.

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