Thursday, August 06, 2009
RIP John Hughes
TMZ and Variety.com are reporting that acclaimed director John Hughes has died of a heart attack. He was 59 years old.
As the 80s were officially sponsored by Hughes (and the letter M), he released a myriad of notable films including Say Anything, Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and Home Alone.
Hughes is survived by his fantastic career, and will be more than missed in Hollywood.
We can also thank Hughes for creating a sense of false hope in every woman born between 1980 and 1990, giving them the notion that "someday my prince will come." While many consider that a disservice, it's also a nod to how powerful the medium of film can be.
Somewhere in heaven, God is holding up a boombox playing "In Your Eyes."