Thursday, August 6, 2009

We've Lost One of the Greats

As many of you probably know, John Hughes died today of a heart attack. He really was one of the best comedy directors of out time and was responsible for a ton of great films.

He's best known for stuff like Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Weird Science, but he was also the writer of a ton of other hits like Mr. Mom, The Great Outdoors, National Lampoon's Vacation series, the Home Alone movies, Career Opportunities (which featured and young and nubile Jennifer Connelly riding a supermarket novelty ride) and the immensely underrated Planes, Trains and Automobiles, which he also directed.

Basically, this guy created a majority of the great films of my youth. He will be missed.

I think everyone should pop in their favorite Hughes film tonight (you know you own at least one) and pay homage to a man who brought us so much pleasure. If you're not into that, then at the very least enjoy one of my favorite scenes from this '80s classic.

PS How dreamy was Jake Ryan?


  1. The dreamiest! He was a total cream dream!

  2. Totes dreamy. There is a pink shirt on that says,"I love Jake Ryan." I'll buy it for you two when you have your swordfights.