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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

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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

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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.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next Monday at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review District 9.

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Don’t You Forget About Me Finds Distributor

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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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I apologize for posting so many stories about John Hughes today, but like many of you, growing up a child of the 1980′s, his films meant a lot to me. And his passing has unearthed a bunch of content that I want to share with you guys. /Film friend and Totally Rad Show co-host Dan Trachtenberg forwarded this link (from Kat Arnett) to a movie trailer for an independent documentary titled Don’t You Forget About Me.

The official website for the doc gives the following one sentence logline: “In 1991, filmmaker John Hughes disappeared from Hollywood… In 2008, four filmmakers went to find him.” I don’t believe they ever got to Hughes, who has done only a handful of interviews in the last 20 years, but they did talk to many people who were involved or influenced by his films: Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Justin Henry, Gedde Watanabe, John Kapelos, Annie Potts, Kelly Lebrock, Andrew McCarthy, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Kevin Smith, Jason Retiman, Roger Ebert and many others. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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47-Minute Interview With John Hughes From 1985

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After the passing of John Hughes earlier today, /Film reader and AFI staffer Josh P was able to uncover an old interview with the screenwriter/director in the old American Film Institute archives, and put it online for all of us to hear. Hughes rarely did interviews, even before he retired from the movie business in 1994. The interview took place in 1985 in front of an audience of AFI fellows, who also provide questions. The entire interview is 47 minutes long, split into two parts: part one and part two. Hughes talks about how got involved in Hollywood, his writing and directing process, addressing critics, working with young actors, dealing with studios and studio heads, and much more.

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