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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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The Black Hole Soundtrack

The Black Hole Soundtrack

We have just about come to the end of the #Johnuary week where I have been reviewing John Barry’s soundtracks. I was running out of time with this one and I knew I would have to skip a few pieces of his work on his…

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Dances With Wolves Soundtrack

Dances With Wolves Soundtrack

Next up for #Johnuary is John Barry’s score for Dances With Wolves. I managed to rewatch this film for this blog post. Certainly not a chore, as I love this film. Although I inadvertently watched the Extended Edition and only realised that after 3 hours…

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Peggy Sue Got Married Soundtrack

Peggy Sue Got Married Soundtrack

#Johnuary continues with a quick look at John Barry’s soundtrack and score for Peggy Sue Got Married. I had only watched this film for the first time last year for my Time Travel Week and I hadn’t been hugely aware of the musical score back…

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Howard the Duck Soundtrack

Howard the Duck Soundtrack

Well I wasn’t expecting I would be writing about Howard the Duck as part of #Johnuary. I had no idea it was John Barry who did the score for it. I know this film gets a lot of stick, but I still love it. Despite…

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Out of Africa Soundtrack

Out of Africa Soundtrack

Next up for #Johnuary is John Barry’s work on Out of Africa. Again this is a film I haven’t seen, and this is probably going to be the shortest entry in the whole month of #Johnuary. It’s a Sydney Pollack film starring Robert Redford and…

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