Rest In Peace: John Hughes

Without him, no Ferris…


Only a few days after being officially named our Fourth Favourite Film Director of all time, John Hughes was hoiked by the cruel sherpherd’s crook of death, as he suffered a fatal heart attack whilst enjoying a morning mooch around New York. In passing away terms, this is probably a bigger cock punch than Michael Jackson’s death for the Interestment Family. Afterall, MJ embarked on a massive artistic decline throughout the 1990s – followed by all those strange allegations about wine in coke cans, and spooky sleepovers – while Hughes hung up his director spurs in 1991, having rarely made a bad film. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, Trains Planes and Automobiles, Uncle Buck – some of the greatest films of the 1980s. Now that he’s passed, we can even forgive him Curly Sue. Look after him, God/Buddha/Mohamed/Science, he’s one of the good guys.

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