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Eighties Stars Speak About John Hughes

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Actors Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick shared their thoughts on the man who helped make them famous.

Speaking of John Hughes - who unexpectedly passed away this week of a heart attack - Ringwald said in a statement:

"I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death of John Hughes. He was and will always be such an important part of my life…. He will be missed – by me and by everyone that he has touched. My heart and all my thoughts are with his family now."

Broderick also released his own sentiments, saying:

"I am truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes. He was a wonderful, very talented guy and my heart goes out to his family."

Sad.

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32 comments to “Eighties Stars Speak About John Hughes”



  1. 1

    R.I.P. i loved his movies.



  2. 2

    "I amand saddenedand my talented guy and my heart goes out to his family."
    heart goes out to guy and my heart goes out to his family."
    heart goes out to his family."

    truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes. He was a wonderful, very talented guy and by the new his family."

    truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes. He was a wonderful, very talented guy and by the news about my old friend John Hughes. He was a wonderful, very talented guy and my heart goes out to his family."

    truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes. He was a wonderful, very talented guy and my heart goes out to his family."



  3. 3

    Re: karencarpenter – Karen.. put the doobie down and take a swig of your martini, the record's skipping girlfriend. LOL

  4. Laury says – reply to this


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    I grew up watching this guy's movies. So damn sad. But I'm happy that Molly and Matthew were kind enough to acknowledge the fact that without him, they wouldn't be where they are today. Okay, they're both has-beens but still. They're also '80s icons, which is better than nothing I suppose.



  5. 5

    Re: Canadiana717 – its nice to share…



  6. 6

    Re: Canadiana717 – that's exactly what I was going for and I knew that you'd reply accordingly! LOL You are hilarious!



  7. 7

    Re: JigSaw – it is very nice to share :)



  8. 8

    It's not surprising how similar these statements sound. Do they only have one person in hollywood to write these statements for people to release to the press?



  9. 9

    Re: karencarpenter – YES!!!! After I wrote out my post, I saw yours. BRAVO! That is exactly what I meant! You totally NAILED it!



  10. 10

    i read the news about Jhon hughes who passed away and my brother sounded not so happy we watch home alone and home alone 2



  11. 11

    May he rest in peace, but I was not a fan. His string of lily-white movies pretended that America was monolithic.
    Never saw Pretty in Pink, Home Alone I or II, Sixteen Candles.
    Hughes ignored us, and we ignored him.
    Did eventually watch Ferris Bueller and Breakfast Club. Cute diversions, but certainly not a touchstone in my life. Bland, bland, ho hum.



  12. 12

    Re: Spindoc – *highfive*



  13. 13

    Re: Spindoc – …and haha to the 'nailed' it. I AM a Carpenter!

  14. jusj says – reply to this


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    you will be missed…all myfavorite movies we're made by you…wierd science and fbdo at the top…



  15. 15

    16 candles sucked. most overrated movie ever



  16. 16

    Aug.6,2009-The day the 80s died…RIP John Hughes.



  17. 17

    Re: caroaber – wow,how very pretentious of you……let me guess… you prefer David Lynch's movies?Hey,how ’bout you get the fuck over urself.



  18. 18

    Re: karencarpenter

    awww, i know hun ):

    we should have a movie night! haha



  19. 19

    Re: caroaber – oh, you didnt like him because you're black…that explains it. Because you can only relate w/in ur own race. My bad,I thought you were just a middle-aged white fart who cant appreciate feel good movies. While I still think you could appreciate them on a certain level, I understand why you werent a huge hughes fan.my apologies.



  20. 20

    Pretty in Pink,best movie ever. Ducky was the man of my dreams.



  21. 21

    Re: rubysoho – I happen to like David Lynch, though he's a bit indulgent in a frat-boy kinda way. But you are SO WRONG when you assume that because I'm Black I can only relate to Black-themed movies. I love international cinema. Somehow, a Francois Truffaut or a Fellini can touch my heart w/o using actors that look like me. And the same goes for many other directors. But this is America, and we have a history of segregation and exclusion. Sadly, this exclusion is extant, and I perceived it in the works of Mr. Hughes. And I assure you, I am not alone. (Whoopi Goldberg wondered why there was no Black actor in Breakfast Club, a movie about an afternoon in detention in an American H.S)

    However, Mr. Hughes's success cannot be denied. But if you're gonna set a movie in a big city, all I ask is that you TRY to represent the demographic.

    Peace out.



  22. 22

    Re: caroaber – I never said that u can only relate to black movies…u're the one who brought in "lilly-white" and "Hughes ignored us, and we ignored him." comments so thats how I assumed u cant relate due to race…& u only reinforce that in your woopie goldberg remark…I still think lynch movies are overrated & frankly,pointless.Eraserhead is by far the worst movie ever.I would call him self-indulgent but not in a "fratboy" way. More in a "Im a pretentious person who is going to do whatever random scene I want because Im better than everyone and so original."fratboys..are indulgent because they're typically meatheads. & I also think that people who always look for "deeper meanings" in movies are full of themselves. Life is complicated enough…a light-hearted movie is nothing to shake a finger at or feel "dumbed-down" when watching.

    I just didnt see the point of your comment about this man who just died & who people obviously enjoy him & his work. You made it about race…not about a persons life.



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    Re: caroaber – and breakfast club is set in the suburbs in Illinois..and at that time..there werent much black people attending high school in that area Im sure.Population was like less than 30,000.of which there was like .5% black demographic.I'd say the movie was accurate,it was based on his home town.



  24. 24

    I know he did not do St. Elmos Fire but it sums up what he was doing.
    Growin' up
    You don't see the writin' on the wall
    Passin' by
    Movin' straight ahead you knew it all
    But maybe sometime if you feel the pain
    You'll find you're all alone
    Everything has changed
    Play the game
    You know you can't quit until it's won
    Soldier on
    Only you can do what must be done
    You know in some way
    You're a lot like me
    You're just a prisoner
    And you're tryin' to break free
    I can see a new horizon
    Underneath the blazin' sky
    I'll be where the eagle's
    Flyin' higher and higher
    Gonna be your man in motion
    All I need is a pair of wheels
    Take me where my future's lyin'
    St. Elmo's Fire
    Burnin' up
    Don't know just how far that I can go
    (Just how far I go)
    Soon be home
    Only just a few miles down the road
    I can make it
    I know I can
    You broke the boy in me
    But you won't break the man
    I can climb the highest mountain
    Cross the wildest sea
    I can feel St. Elmo's Fire burnin' in me
    Just once in his life
    A man has his time
    And my time is now
    And I'm comin' alive
    I can hear the music playin'
    I can see the banners fly
    Feel like you're back again
    And hope ridin' high
    Gonna be your man in motion
    All I need is a pair of wheels
    Take me where my future's lyin'
    St. Elmo's Fire



  25. 25

    Re: iluvselenagomezsomuch

    This is coming from someone who is PROBABLY 15 years old and thinks Disney is the shit. Your generation shit is overrated…..not ours.



  26. 26

    Re: rubysoho – LOL. I loved Eraserhead, but Blue Velvet was oddly misogynistic and too weird. Twin Peaks, loopily indulgent but good when it hit its mark . Mulholland Drive is a minor classic.

    I can respect a talented artist, but like I said, this country has a certain history. Heck, Seinfeld pretended Black and Hispanic people didn't exist –in NYC, in the '90s!!

    The Chicago suburbs argument is a convenient deflection. Bottom line, few Black actors were hired. It undermines the efforts of artists to establish themselves and break ground in a very rough industry. I don't wanna write a polemic (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Woody Allen, Friends, etc.) but as an observer and someone who was young in the 80s, I recognized that Mr. Hughes's depictions of teenaged Americans was rather narrow.

    Resolved: Mr. Hughes's movies touched you, while I found more satisfaction through David Lynch's work.



  27. 27

    r.i.p.
    love all of his movies.
    the breakfast club is my all time fav.
    :)

  28. pj88 says – reply to this


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    RIP Mr Hughes.. you made Saturday nights for us Generation X'ers that much better… You will truly be missed.
    Side Note to AMPAS… HONORARAY OSCAR PLEASE!!! Presented by THE BRAT PACK!!!!

  29. Gesq says – reply to this


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    Re: caroaber – So, are you denying the existence of areas that are not ethnically diverse or, in the alternative, suggesting that areas that are not ethnically diverse are necessarily evil and racist? Much as it may frighten you to believe, there are areas that just are not diverse. It's not an American thing, either. Look at smaller cities in Europe - not much diversity there. Evil, aren't they? C'mon. Don't buy into the "if it isn't diversified, it isn't good" tripe.



  30. 30

    :( R.I.P John, you won't be forgotten!



  31. 31

    May he rest in peace, but I was not a fan. His string of lily-white movies pretended that America was monolithic.
    Never saw Pretty in Pink, Home Alone I or II, Sixteen Candles.
    Hughes ignored us, and we ignored him.
    Did eventually watch Ferris Bueller and Breakfast Club. Cute diversions, but certainly not a touchstone in my life. Bland, bland, ho hum.
    Re: caroaber

    Get a hold of yourself for feck's sake. Dear Jesus sitting at the right hand of God, how some people will find anything to bitch about. You are offended by John Hughes' 80's teenage angst movies? Seek therapy.



  32. 32

    Ducky was the man of my dreams.
    Re: rubysoho

    I, too, would have chosen Ducky.