“His first directorial effort, Sixteen Candles, won almost unanimous praise when it was released in 1984, due in no small part to its more realistic depiction of middle-class high school life, which stood in stark contrast to the Porky’s-inspired comedies being made at the time. It was also the first in a string of efforts set in or around high school, including The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (See also Brat Pack). To avoid being pigeonholed as a maker of teen comedies, Hughes branched out in 1987, directing Planes, Trains & Automobiles starring Steve Martin and John Candy. His later output would not be so critically well received, though films like Uncle Buck (one of the first films to display the changeover in a suburban teen’s choice of music from rock to rap) proved popular. Hughes’s greatest commercial success came with Home Alone, a film he wrote and produced about a child accidentally left behind when his family goes away for Christmas, forcing him to protect himself and his house from a pair of inept burglars. Home Alone was the top grossing film of 1990, and remains the most successful live-action comedy of all time. His last film as a director was 1991’s Curly Sue. He also wrote screenplays using his pseudonym, Edmond Dantès (protagonist of Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Count of Monte Cristo). In 1994, Hughes retired from the public eye and moved back to the Chicago area. Hughes was considerably shaken by John Candy’s sudden death of a heart attack that same year. “He talked a lot about how much he loved Candy—if Candy had lived longer, I think John would have made more films as a director,” says Vince Vaughn, a friend of Hughes. Subsequently, Hughes rarely granted interviews or photographs to the media save a select few interviews in 1999 to promote the soundtrack album to Reach the Rock, an independent film he wrote. The album was compiled by Hughes’s son, John Hughes III, and released on his son’s Chicago-based record label, Hefty Records. He also recorded an audio commentary for the 1999 DVD release of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In the later years of his life, he was a farmer in Illinois.”Source: wikipedia.org John Hughes will be missed. But for his contribution to the comic genre he will always be remembered.
John Hughes Death is Not the End
Alright, the movies were older, but they really worked for the ninja when he saw the, The John Hughes movies had something about them and they still do. When John Hughes died last year the ninja was saddened by his death due to a heart attack. Then last night during the Oscars he was reminded of it. And that is why he is posting a John Hughes biography, if that is what you can call it today. Best know for his work in teen movies, John was gifted for writing stories that appealed to teens for various generations. The interesting thing is that you could look at his entire body of work as that of social comentary. Giving the viewers a honest look into teen angst and at the same time entertaining them to the point of explosion.