Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Director John Hughes Dies

-R.I.P. John Hughes-

NEW YORK - Talented screenwriter-director John Hughes has died today of a heart attack today during a morning walk in Manhattan while in New York to visit his family.

He was 59.

Hughes began his career as an ad copywriter at a modest Chicago agency, during which time he created the infamous Edge "Credit Card Shaving Test" ad campaign.

John Hughes was best known for directing and producing comedies including “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983), “Sixteen Candles” (1984), “The Breakfast Club” (1985) “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986) and others including "Home Alone" and "National Lampoon's Vacation."

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is my favorite.

(grim monotone)
1958 Ferrari 250 GTS California. Less
than a hundred were made. It has a
market value of $265,000. My father
spent three years restoring it. It
is joy, it is his love, it is his

It is his fault he didn't lock the

Ferris, my father loves this car more
than life itself. We can't take is out.

A man with priorities so far out of
whack doesn't deserve such a fine

He never drives it, Ferris. He just
rubs it with a diaper.

We can't pick up Sloane in your car,
Cameron. Rooney'd never believe Mr.
Peterson drives that piece of shit.

It's not a piece of shit.

It's a piece of shit. Don't worry
about it. I don't even have a piece
of shit. I have to envy yours. Look,
I'm sorry but there's nothing else
we can do.

Oh Hell. Scenes like this one (and so many others in his repertoire) will forever live on in memory.

R.I.P., John Hughes.


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