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Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck

Next up for John Hughes week in #Johnuary is Uncle Buck. I’d never seen this one before and didn’t really know what to expect, but if John Candy’s involved I’m always excited. This is yet another one that is written, directed and produced by Hughes….

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The next John Hughes film that we look at for #Johnuary is Planes, Trains and Automobiles. This is a film that gets referenced a lot in popular culture, particularly its title, and there a lot of classic moments in it. I’d seen this a few…

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Now, as we continue #Johnuary, we come to one of John Hughes’ behemoths. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. This was written, directed and co-produced by Hughes. I know a lot of you will be stunned at how I hadn’t seen a lot of Hughes’ other work,…

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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Up next for John Hughes week in #Johnuary is Pretty in Pink. This falls into the category of Hughes films I haven’t seen before. This one was written by Hughes and he co-produced it but he didn’t direct it. Here are my real time thoughts…

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Weird Science

Weird Science

The next movie I watched for John Hughes week in #Johnuary is Weird Science. This is one that I have seen several times over the years although I probably hadn’t seen it for about 15 years. I had very good memories of it so I…

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The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Next up for #Johnuary is our look at John Hughe’s seminal 80s coming-of-age movie, The Breakfast Club. I had obviously heard of this film, as it often comes near the top of people’s greatest ever 80s movies. Often only bettered by Back to the Future…

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Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles

The third week in #Johnuary, looking at the work of John Hughes, continues with his first directorial piece, Sixteen Candles. I knew nothing about this film before seeing it apart from that it was John Hughes’ first film and that it starred Molly Ringwald. Here…

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National Lampoon’s Vacation

National Lampoon’s Vacation

We kick off John Hughes week within #Johnuary with arguably the movie that put him on the map. He had quit his job as a copywriter at an advertising agency and became a writer at the National Lampoon magazine. Hughes penned a short story in…

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Johnuary: John Hughes

Johnuary: John Hughes

After taking a look at the work of John Carpenter and John Barry for the first two weeks in #Johnuary we now move onto the seminal 80s film-maker John Hughes. I used to get John Hughes’ and John Carpenter’s names mixed up. I just could…

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Top Ten John Barry James Bond Songs

Top Ten John Barry James Bond Songs

It’s been interesting delving into the work of John Barry for #Johnuary. I only really knew about his Bond work and hadn’t knowingly listened to other movies that he had scored. But even the Bond work was revealing. I didn’t know the story behind Monty…

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