John Hughes To Get Special Oscar Tribute

John Hughes

At awards shows, the death of a filmmaker is usually confined in the video montage celebrating all the big names in the film community that had died during the previous year. But the 2010 Academy Awards will feature a separate and special tribute to screenwriter/director John Hughes. Oscar hosts Steve Martin (Planes Trains & Automobiles) and Alec Baldwin (She’s Having A Baby) both had worked with Hughes in the 1980’s. Not much is known about the tribute, but cast members who have worked with Hughes over the years are rumored to be involved.

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Michele Rosenthal's The Breakfast Club Art Print
“They only met once, but it changed their lives forever.” Michele Rosenthal‘s “The Breakfast Club” art print is a tribute to one of the greatest teen movies of all time. Available as a digital print on heavy paper, 11.5″ x 7.5″, signed by the artist on the reverse, for only $10. Check out the full digital painting in higher resolution, after the jump. Head on over to TheMustStash to get yours.
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We’ve featured some of Dutch Southern’s t-shirts in past editions of Cool Stuff. Their latest tee is called Shermer, IL and was designed by Evanimal. Film geeks will recognize the name of the town as the fictional suburban location of many of John Hughes’ teen comedies. And you may have guessed it, the t-shirt design is a tribute to John Hughes and some of his characters, printed on a white American Apparel tee.

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Gallery 1988 have made a few more Crazy4Cult prints available for purchase. In addition to Dan May’s Edward Scissorhands-Inspired Art Print “Portrait of a Gentle Man” that we posted about last week, the Los Angeles based gallery have made a few more prints available. Details and photos after the jump.
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Cool Stuff: Jay Ryan’s John Hughes Posters


If you follow the Alamo Drafthouse’s Mondo Tees shop on Twitter (@MondoNews) you might have seen a mention recently that the shop would be selling some John Hughes posters. Now they’re in and on sale to internet shoppers as of now. Jay Ryan has created two images, one for The Breakfast Club and one for Sixteen Candles. Read More »

The Real Ferris Bueller

Ferris Bueller

The death of 80’s teen movie writer/director John Hughes has unearthed a bunch of new trivia on Hughes’ filmography. For instance, did you know that the title character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was actually based on Hughes’ child hood friend? Edward McNally has written an essay for The Washington Post in remembrance of his friend, filmmaker, John Hughes. Here is an excerpt:

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In this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley compare the Watchmen: Director’s Cut with the theatrical version, get excited about the distribution prospects for Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, and remember the passing of a great talent. Special guest Matt Singer joins us from IFC News.

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Don’t You Forget About Me Finds Distributor

John Hughes

Last week after we learned about the death of iconic 1980’s teen movie writer/director John Hughes, we learned about a documentary film which had been in production for the last three years. Don’t You Forget About Me is an independently funded Canadian documentary about four filmmakers who went in search of John Hughes who disappeared from the public eye in 1991. We even ran the trailer, which you should check out here. Before Hughes’ passing, the doc was facing an uncertain future, but with more people interested in revisiting the filmmaker’s legacy, Alliance Films of Montreal quickly snapped up the distribution rights according to Variety.

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Page 2: Remembering John Hughes Edition

zz3df2d218The passing of John Hughes has everyone remembering him and the films he wrote and or directed. While Page 2 won’t officially return to the site until next week (technical issues prohibiting), I thought I’d put together a round up of links to some of the Hughes-related articles circulating around the web.

Jim Hill writes about Hughes’ history with Disney.

Roger Ebert writes about the passing of John Hughes.

The Playlist recounts the musical moments from Hughes’ 1980’s teen masterworks.

Everyone has been passing around this touching story of a girl who claims to have become pen-pals with Hughes in 1985. [wellknowwhenwegetthere]

CinemaBlend has an article titled How Do We Go On Without John Hughes, which talks about some of the directors who could, if given the chance, take up where John left off.

More after the jump.

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