John Hughes Dies at 59

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    Aug 06, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_hughes
  • EricLA

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    Aug 06, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    Such sad news. Breakfast Club and his other early movies came out during my teens.
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    Aug 07, 2009 1:07 AM GMT
    Died from a heart attack while walking!
    See, I knew it! That goddamned cardio ain't worth it!
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    Aug 07, 2009 1:09 AM GMT
    shockandAWD saidDied from a heart attack while walking!
    See, I knew it! That goddamned cardio ain't worth it!


    I laughed, but... too soon, man! Too soon!
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    Aug 07, 2009 5:55 AM GMT
    He had some truly iconic work.
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    Aug 07, 2009 6:21 AM GMT
    R.I.P. sad...so young too.icon_cry.gif
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    Aug 07, 2009 11:50 AM GMT
    jprichva,

    I never liked the breakfast club either, Uncle Buck, I thought was rib splitting. His car! what a ride.


    John Candy, there's another entertainer that died very young.
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    Aug 07, 2009 11:56 AM GMT
    jprichva saidI guess I was already too old for his movies, but I never thought they were interesting. St. Elmo's Fire was a Big Chill for tots. The Breakfast Club? Angst and acne.


    Well his movies were less important as "films" than they were as harbingers and vessels of a zeitgeist in the 80s. I was in junior high when The Breakfast Club came out and I could soooooooooooooooooo relate to it - the parents, the cliques, the attempts to find common ground, dealing with authority in the Reagan era, etc.

    And how can you not laugh at Home Alone at least the first time you see it?
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    Aug 17, 2009 3:10 PM GMT