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nonserviam03
PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:47 pm  Reply with quote



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So... I realized I never saw a thread on this, but yeah... John Hughes. Anyone a fan? I am. His movies are what I think of when I think of the 80s, and the tribute at the Oscars has got me on a kick of rewatching all of his movies. So far I've knocked out Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science, and Sixteen Candles. I need to do Uncle Buck and Home Alone sometime soon, and I might do the Breakfast Club, but I watched it pretty recently anyway, and I've seen it about a million times (might be in my top 5 movies).

Just a refresher....

Writer / Director / Producer

Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Weird Science (1985)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Uncle Buck (1989)
Curly Sue (1991)

Writer / Producer

Delta House (1979)
National Lampoon's Class Reunion (1982)
At Ease (1983)
Mr Mom (1983)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Nate and Hayes (1983)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Home Alone (1990)
Career Opportunities (1991)
Dutch (1991)
Beethoven (1992)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
101 Dalmatians (1996)
Flubber (1997)
Home Alone 3 (1997)
Reach the Rock (1998)
Just Visiting (2001)


So yeah... thoughts? Anyone else a Hughes fan?
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:04 am  Reply with quote



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Totally.

Timely post. I watched The Breakfast Club earlier today. Great movie. The first half of the film is hysterical and then the mood gets more serious when they start talking about their home lives and personal stuff. It all works wonderfully and Ally Sheedy looks hot as hell after Molly does her up. I always get behind the criminal, maybe the most complex character out of all of them.

I think I'm gonna watch Weird Science next.


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FilmCritic3000
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:39 am  Reply with quote



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Floydian Trip wrote:
It all works wonderfully and Aly Sheedy looks hot as hell after Molly does her up. I always get behind the criminal, maybe the most complex character out of all of them.


Though I much prefer her pre-makeover look...



either way, she's amazing in that movie.

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I think I'm gonna watch Weird Science next.


You know, I saw the USA Network series before I saw the film...and um...I wound up liking the series more than the film. Then again, when I saw the film it was edited for cable. But I think my enjoyment of the series more than the film also has to do with the fact that I found Vanessa Angel hotter than Kelly LeBrock, despite my predilection for brunettes.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:58 am  Reply with quote



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I don't know...



Seems like a good poll topic to me.

I like her in both looks and definitely when she's talking about how she's a nymphomaniac.
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FilmCritic3000
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:07 am  Reply with quote



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Floydian Trip wrote:
I don't know...



Seems like a good poll topic to me.

I like her in both looks and definitely when she's talking about how she's a nymphomaniac.


Ah, but her character is a compulsive liar. Or did she lie about that, too? If that's the case, allow me to counsel her by investigating her assertion in a secluded corner of the library.
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Dr Malachi Constant
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:26 pm  Reply with quote
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"See, all these movies take place in a small town called Shermer, in Illinois, where all the honies are top-shelf, but all the dudes are whiny pussies – except for Judd Nelson, he was fuckin’ harsh – but best of all, there was no one dealin’, man; then, it hits me: we could live like phat rats if we were the blunt connection in Shermer, Illinois. So we collected some money we were owed, and we caught a bus. You know what the fuck we found out when we got there? There is no Shermer in Illinois. Movies are fuckin’ bullshit."
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:41 pm  Reply with quote



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He filmed The Breakfast Club and parts of Ferris in Maine North High School not too far from here. I played football against them
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nonserviam03
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:38 pm  Reply with quote



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was just wandering through a thrift store today. Found Sixteen Candles and St Elmos Fire on VHS. Just HAD to buy them.
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GrimTheBodySnatcher
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:15 pm  Reply with quote



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Rest in Peace John Hughes you were one of the best directors/producers/writers out there,but your legacy will hopefully live on as long as movies exist. You will be missed by me.
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