The book concludes with a detailed analysis of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, a film which is considered to be among Hughes’s most critically successful works and also one of his most structurally refined. This book is the first full-length analysis of all of John Hughes’s films throughout the 1980s; not only the features that he directed, but also those for which he provided the screenplay.
Throughout the course of Hughes’s career, there has rarely been a lack of variety in his choice of subject matter. It was against this creatively abundant background of the Eighties film world that audiences were first introduced to the work of influential director and screenwriter John Hughes 1950-2009.
John Hughes and Eighties Cinema #ad - It was a decade that gave birth to some film franchises – one need only call to mind john rambo’s explosive first appearance in Ted Kotcheff’s First Blood 1982, the harrowing exploits of Officer Murphy in Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop 1987, or even the improbably long-running knockabout antics of Cadet Mahoney and his fellow recruits which began with Hugh Wilson’s Police Academy 1984.
By analysing these pictures and discussing their social and cultural significance in the wider context of the decade, Hughes’s importance as a filmmaker will be considered, and his prominent contribution to cinema assessed. Although it is easy to remember hughes for his meteorically successful teen movies right the way through the including the breakfast club 1985 and ferris bueller’s Day 1986, the trials of an exasperated everyman commuter in Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1987, he was every bit as adroit in his handling of suburban satires such as Mr Mom 1983 and Uncle Buck 1989, his wry observations of the great American holiday in National Lampoon’s Vacation 1983 and The Great Outdoors 1988, and the expectation of anxious new parents in She’s Having a Baby 1988.
John Hughes: A Life in Film: The Genius Behind Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone, and moreRace Point Publishing #ad - As a result of Mr. 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. Honeycutt's detailed research, we learn John Hughes the person was even more impressive than John Hughes the writer/director.
He helped launch the careers of andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald, Macaulay Culkin, Anthony Michael Hall, and Judd Nelson. There's no way i'm going to end a movie on a negative note. John hugheshe allegedly wrote ferris bueller's day Off in four days, Trains and Automobiles in three days, The Breakfast Club in two days, Planes, and Vacation in a week.
Honeycutt also explores the darker side of John Hughes: his extreme sensitivity, and the devastation Hughes experienced after the death of his closest friend, his stormy professional relationships, John Candy. Featuring fresh interviews with matthew broderick, steve Martin, and Jon Cryer, and a foreword from Home Alone director Chris Columbus, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, this is the must-read for fans of John Hughes.
John Hughes: A Life in Film: The Genius Behind Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone, and more #ad - This biography is a fascinating portrait of a brilliant, complex, and wonderful man. He never went to film school or studied cinema. He made john Candy a household name. In this first illustrated tribute to the legendary filmmaker, weird Science, 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, and Home Alone.
But it also confirmed for me that John Hughes was a giant, and under his great shadow I am fortunate to remain.
Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John HughesSimon and Schuster #ad - No one captured the teen portion of the eighties as poignantly as writer-director John Hughes. Fondly nostalgic, filled with wit and surprising insights, don't you forget about me contains original essays from a skillfully chosen crop of novelists and essayists on the films' far-reaching effects on their own lives -- an irresistible read for anyone who came of age in the eighties or just wishes they did.
Sixteen candles, the breakfast club, longing, and some kind of wonderful are timeless tales of love, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, angst, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and self-discovery that illuminated and assuaged the anxieties of an entire generation. Featuring new writing from: steve almond * julianna baggott * lisa borders * ryan boudinot * t cooper * quinn dalton * emily franklin * Lisa Gabriele * Tod Goldberg * Nina de Gramont * Tara Ison * Allison Lynn * John McNally * Dan Pope * Lewis Robinson * Ben Schrank * Elizabeth Searle * Mary Sullivan * Rebecca Wolff * Moon Unit Zappa Used book in Good Condition.
Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching '80s MoviesWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - What he did get was a story that fills the pages of this unconventional, hilarious memoir. All the while, he watched John Hughes movies religiously. Though his original biography of Hughes has long since been abandoned, Jason has discovered he is a writer through and through. Used book in Good Condition. From the outrageous, raunchy antics in national lampoon’s Vacation to the teenage angst in The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink to the insanely clever and unforgettable Home Alone, Jason could not get enough of Hughes’ films.
For all fans of john hughes and his hit films such as national lampoon’s vacation, and home alone, Sixteen Candles, comes Jason Diamond’s hilarious memoir of growing up obsessed with the iconic filmmaker’s movies—a preoccupation that eventually convinces Diamond he should write Hughes’ biography and travel to New York City on a quest that is as funny as it is hopeless.
Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching '80s Movies #ad - For as long as jason diamond can remember, he’s been infatuated with John Hughes’ movies. It didn’t matter to jason that he had no qualifications, training, background, platform, or direction. It’s a story of what comes after the “go for it!” part of the command to young creatives to pursue their dreams—no matter how absurd they might seem at first.
He started to write a book he had no business writing. In the meantime, he brewed coffee and guarded cupcake cafes. In other words, this is a memoir of growing up.
Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies and Why We Don't Learn Them from Movies AnymoreSimon & Schuster #ad - And, she considers how the changes between movies then and movies today say so much about society’s changing expectations of women, young people, and art—and explains why Pretty in Pink should be put on school syllabuses immediately. From vogue contributor and guardian columnist hadley Freeman, directors, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, writers and stars of the best cult classics.
For hadley freeman, movies of the 1980s have simply got it all. Bookazine Bertrams Stock. Comedy in three men and a baby, ferris bueller’s day off, and bull durham; and family fun in the little mermaid, ghostbusters, splash, and back to the future; all a teenager needs to know in Pretty in Pink, About Last Night, Die Hard, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Big Chill, and Mystic Pizza; the ultimate in action from Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, ET, Big, Say Anything, Parenthood, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; love and sex in 9 1/2 Weeks, The Breakfast Club, and Lean On Me.
Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies and Why We Don't Learn Them from Movies Anymore #ad - Used book in Good Condition. She looks back on a cinematic world in which bankers are invariably evil, where children are always wiser than adults, where science is embraced with an intense enthusiasm, and the future viewed with giddy excitement. From how john hughes discovered molly ringwald, to how the friendship between dan aykroyd and John Belushi influenced the evolution of comedy, this is a “highly personal, and how Eddie Murphy made America believe that race can be transcended, witty love letter to eighties movies, but also an intellectually vigorous, well-researched take on the changing times of the film industry” The Guardian.
In life moves pretty fast, detailing the decade’s key players, Hadley puts her obsessive movie geekery to good use, genres, and tropes.
You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a GenerationThree Rivers Press #ad - The landscape that the brat packmemorialized—where outcasts and prom queens fall in love, and exuberant optimism made us feel invincible—is rich with cultural themes and significance, and frosted lip gloss, skinny ties, preppies and burn-outs become buds, and has influenced an entire generation who still believe that life always turns out the way it is supposed to.
You couldn’t ignore me if you tried takes us back to that era, friendship, judd nelson, andrew mcCarthy, such as Molly Ringwald, interviewing key players, society, Anthony Michael Hall, and mines all the material from the movies to the music to the way the films were made to show how they helped shape our visions for romance, and John Cusack, Ally Sheedy, and success.
You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Three rivers Press NY. You’re a bonafide Brat Pack devotee—and you’re not alone. The films of the brat pack—from sixteen Candles to Say Anything—are some of the most watched, bestselling DVDs of all time. You can quote lines from sixteen candles “last night at the dancemy little brother paid a buck to see your underwear”, you watch The Breakfast Club every time it comes on cable, your iPod playlist includes more than one song by the Psychedelic Furs and Simple Minds, and you still wish that Andie had ended up with Duckie in Pretty in Pink.
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