John Hughes

John Hughes

A Life in Film

Book - 2015
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Hughes allegedly wrote Ferris Bueller's Day Off in four days, Planes, Trains and Automobiles in three days, The Breakfast Club in two days, and Vacation in a week. He never went to film school or studied cinema. And he spent most of his incredible career in the Midwest, far from the Hollywood Hills. John Hughes was indeed one of the most prolific and successful filmmakers in Hollywood history. He helped launch the careers of Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Macaulay Culkin, and Judd Nelson. He made John Candy a household name. In this first illustrated tribute to the legendary filmmaker, author Kirk Honeycutt offers a behind-the-scenes look at the genius that was John Hughes--from his humble beginnings in direct mail to his blockbuster success with classics like Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, and Home Alone. Honeycutt also explores the darker side of John Hughes: his extreme sensitivity, his stormy professional relationships, and the devastation Hughes experienced after the death of his closest friend, John Candy. This book features fresh interviews with Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Steve Martin, and Jon Cryer, and a foreword from Home Alone director Chris Columbus.
Publisher: New York, NY : Race Point Publishing, A division of Quarto Publishing Group USA, Inc., [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781631060229
Characteristics: vii, 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Columbus, Chris
Call Number: 791.4302 HON


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SPL_Robyn Feb 22, 2016

"The Breakfast Club" was released 30 years ago this year. Still holds up well, as evidenced by my 16-year-old's recent enjoyment of his first viewing.


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