Friday, August 7, 2009

They have rent-a-shoes! And rent-a-foot disease!

I'm quite surprised how saddened I am over the death of John Hughes. I didn't know much about the writer-director, but his work filled my childhood. In his heyday, I was too young to relate to the 80's high school scene, some of his other movies are my all-time favorites: Uncle Buck, Home Alone, Planes, Trains & Automobiles (just to name a few). My co-worker sent me this amazing tribute that sums up Hughes as a person and the relationship he had with his audience: it shines a bright light on why he was so damn good at his job. *This post title was lifted from Uncle Buck. Still quotable, after all these years.

1 comment:

Thom Yorke´s Bad Eye said...

I tweeted that same tribute blog post. It made me cry at work!!! I also love his later work - PT&A is one of my family's all time fave movies. We have to watch it every thanksgiving. Roger is not familiar with his movies so I have been forcing him to watch them. Mixed reviews from him so far - he actually did not like Ferris Bueller that much. WTF?!