47-Minute Interview With John Hughes From 1985

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.