This is really not a good year for talent. Director John Hughes has died in New York after a fatal heart attack. This is the man who is responsible for directing:
- Curly Sue (1991)
- Uncle Buck (1989)
- She's Having a Baby (1988)
- Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
- Weird Science (1985)
- The Breakfast Club (1985)
- Sixteen Candles (1984)
And writing the Home Alone films, the Beethoven films, the National Lampoon films, and the beautiful screenplay for the Miracle on 34th Street remake.
He hadn't done much in a long while and, as a fan of his '80s brat pack movies, I was hoping he'd come back with something awesome. At least we have a whole host of fun family (and teen) films to remember him by.