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Writer and Director John Hughes Passes away at 59

August 07, 2009 By: Geek Category: culture, Movies

51F6K5SAF8L. SL160  Writer and Director John Hughes Passes away at 59John Hughes, director of classic films such as The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, has sadly died following a heart attack while out walking in New York. This is tragic news for those that were close to him, as well as the millions of people around the world to whom his films are so special. We’re certainly amongst those people.

Those films mean something very special to his fans, and we’ll never forget his work. While the man himself was something of a recluse, which when you hear his reasons is perfectly understandable (He apparently went into self imposed exile of a sort to ensure his kids could have a normal life), the films of his early years 51 Kghza6DL. SL160  Writer and Director John Hughes Passes away at 59as a director tell you a great deal about him.

He was a man that fully understood the troubles that people face when growing up, and through the medium of film he told audiences; “It’s okay, you’re not alone.” That’s how it felt to Hughes fans like us, anyway.

Yes, movies like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in pink and Weird Science are a51GXETZ4DHL. SL160  Writer and Director John Hughes Passes away at 59ll very much of their time, but they are still timeless stories. Then you have brilliant comedies such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck and the global hit Home Alone.

The man certainly knew what he was doing. While later work was of a less moving standard than those classic 80s brat pack films, he remained a very talented man. His passing is premature and very sad. Another hero I’ll never get to meet.