John Hughes

I hope you had a chance to read the Vanity Fair profile on John Hughes that we featured on the site yesterday. If you put it off, browsed by it, and just didn’t find the time — here is your second chance. I’ve been wondering since reading the piece, just how many screenplays Hughes completed in the period of time since he disappeared from Hollywood, and if we’d ever get a chance to see those stories published, or maybe even, produced into feature films.

One of the comments on the article was from a person claiming to be filmmaker Alan Metter, the director of Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Back to School and Police Academy: Mission to Moscow. Metter’s comment was a story about the biggest mistake of his life — a Hughes screenplay he had been offered to direct, which he turned down in selfishness, and was ultimately never made.

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Must Read: Vanity Fair Profiles John Hughes


The latest issue of Vanity Fair has an outstanding set of articles on the late filmmaker/screenwriter John Hughes, something I would say you can’t afford not to read. Details after the jump.

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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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