John Hughes Was A Stud

John Hughes died this week. He can be credited for inventing the modern teenager film. He wrote some of my favorite movies such as: “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “Uncle Buck,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Mr. Mom,” “Home Alone,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Weird Science,” “She’s Having a Baby,” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” This is a ridiculous set of movies for one filmmaker

bildeWathching TV shows like Chuck and films like Twilight which have almost no emotional maturity, i really respect how he took teenagers seriously. Rarely today do films show teenagers as individuals having real hopes, ambitions, problems and behavior. He did – in fact, in invented the movie that did.

“Kids are smart enough to know that most teenage movies are just exploiting them,” he said on the set of “The Breakfast Club.” “They’ll respond to a film about teenagers as people. [My] movies are about the beauty of just growing up. I think teenage girls are especially ready for this kind of movie, after being grossed out by all the sex and violence in most teenage movies. People forget that when you’re 16, you’re probably more serious than you’ll ever be again. You think seriously about the big questions.”

Kevin Smith once saying, “Basically everything I do is just a raunchy John Hughes movie.”

He was a stud and the world will miss him

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