John Hughes, the writer/director who brought us most of the classic movies in the 80’s died today in New York. Hughes was the mastermind director behind such youth defining moves as:
In addition to writing the above movies, he also was a writer/producer for numerous other hit movies during the decade of stretch pants and fluffy hair, like Pretty in Pink and Home Alone – remember, before Macaulay Culkin became all annoying.
I have seen most of his movies, everyone growing up in the 80’s and 90’s have, knowingly or not. The characters he portrayed, the music he included and the sense of truth in the stories he told was, at that time, uncommon and easy to relate to for a young person.
Even though his latter work lacked, in my opinion, the freshness, unafraidness (I know its not a real word ) and groundbreaking qualities of his earlier movies – I still followed his career – albeit at a distance.
RIP Mr. Hughes.