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John Hughes the Auteur By Angela Bauza. John Hughes Born: February 18, 1950, Lansing Spouse: Nancy Ludwig (m. 1970–2009) Awards: Australian Film Institute.

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1 John Hughes the Auteur By Angela Bauza

2 John Hughes Born: February 18, 1950, Lansing Spouse: Nancy Ludwig (m. 1970–2009) Awards: Australian Film Institute Open Craft Award John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed or scripted some of the most successful films of the 1980s and 1990s, including National Lampoon's Vacation, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful,Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Home Alone, and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.National Lampoon's VacationFerris Bueller's Day OffWeird ScienceThe Breakfast ClubSome Kind of WonderfulSixteen CandlesPretty in PinkPlanes, Trains and AutomobilesUncle BuckHome AloneHome Alone 2: Lost in New York

3 John Hughes He is known as the king of teen movies as well as helping launch the careers of actors including Michael Keaton, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Bill Paxton, Matthew Broderick, Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, and the up-and-coming actors collectively nicknamed the Brat Pack.

4 The Inventor of a Generation When we think about the 80s we think about he “Brat Pack” we think about the movies that have lived through time and the director that gave them life. John Hughes ^ Dean Goodman; Bob Tourtellotte and Peter Cooney (Aug 6, 2009). ""Brat Pack" director John Hughes dies of a heart attack". Reuters. ^""Brat Pack" director John Hughes dies of a heart attack"

5 Live on Breakfast Club Though his movies were more mainstream than underground, they had a type of style that lives not only in the youth of the 80s but also in generations of teens today. The movie “Breakfast club has been re-made in almost all popular teen Television Boy Meets World Dawson’s Creek Gossip Girl One Tree Hill Vampire Diaries Victorious Community Degrassi Are just to name a few…

6 Victorious Community

7 Director Director of Films Curly Sue Uncle Buck She’s Having my Baby Planes, Trains & Automobiles Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Weird Science The Breakfast Club Sixteen Candles Mr. Hughes was also busy as a producer, a screenwriter and a pop-culture embodiment of the age. Historians of cinema may be slow or begrudging in appreciating his achievement, but if auteur status is conferred by the possession of a recognizable style and set of themes, Mr. Hughes’s place in the pantheon cannot be denied. (Scott) 9/08/08/movies/08appraisal.h tml?_r=0

8 Themes Teen Cliques Rich vs. Poor Popular vs. Nerd Inventive Language The melding of worlds Friendship Community Style and music Fighting genetic destiny

9 Wrote 44 movies

10 Homage to John Director Will Gluck pays Homage to John Hughes in his movie Easy A.

11 References Goodman, Dean (August 6, 2009). ""Brat Pack" Director John Hughes Dies Of Heart Attack". Reuters. Retrieved Pack" Director John Hughes Dies Of Heart Attack" ^ "John Hughes Biography (1950-)". Filmreference.com. ^"John Hughes Biography (1950-)" ^ a b c d Kamp, David ( ). "Sweet Bard of Youth".Vanity Fair. Retrieved a b c d"Sweet Bard of Youth" ^ "Molly Ringwald Interviews John Hughes". Seventeen Magazine. Spring Retrieved ^"Molly Ringwald Interviews John Hughes" ^ Michael Joseph Gross ( ). "When the Losers Ruled in Teenage Movies". The New York Times. p. 4. Retrieved ^"When the Losers Ruled in Teenage Movies"The New York Times ^ a b c d Saperstein, Pat ( ). "Director John Hughes dies at 59". Variety. a b c d"Director John Hughes dies at 59" ^ McLellan, Dennis ( ). "John Hughes dies at 59; writer-director of '80s teen films". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved ^"John Hughes dies at 59; writer-director of '80s teen films" ^ Brady, Celia (August 1990). "Big Baby". Spy: 66–77. Retrieved September 3, ^"Big Baby"Spy ^ Diaz, Julio (March 1999). "1999 interview with Hughes". Ink 19. ^"1999 interview with Hughes" ^ Goldstein, Patrick (March 24, 2008). "John Hughes's imprint remains. He's still revered in Hollywood, but whatever happened to the king of the teens?". Los Angeles Times. ^Los Angeles Times


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