A John Hughes Memorial

18 Feb

Yesterday it was announced that The Academy Awards would feature a special tribute to John Hughes, the writer/director of such classics as Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Uncle Buck, and many more.  There is going to be the regular tribute to everyone that has passed away during the last year, but there is apparently going to be a special tribute just for Hughes.  He was incredibly influential and prolific, but the hosts of this year’s show, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, both worked with his as well.

Hughes with the cast of The Breakfast Club.

Well, coming right on the tail of that announcement /FILM has pointed us towards the new articles that Vanity Fair put up on their website.  All four of the selections are tributes to John Hughes in a way, whether its personal memories or short stories he wrote under a pseudonym.  Links to all four of the articles are below.  I sincerely suggest you take a look at them.  They are all a fascinating look at man that had everything you could have in Hollywood, and then simply walked away.

– This first article is the big, researched one that David Kamp wrote and that also appears in the magazine.  It’s long, but it’s worth the effort.  Check it out HERE.

– Next, we have some selections from the transcripts of interviews Kamp did while he was writing the article.  The people being interviewed include Matthew Broderick, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, and Edie McClurg.  Check it out HERE.

– The third interesting item are several pieces of very short fiction that Hughes wrote during his later years under a pseudonym.  When I say short, I mean like a couple paragraphs each.  Check that out HERE.

– The final item is a series of photos taken for the article.  They include personal items from John Hughes personal archives and scans of his personal notebooks.  This one is fascinating.  See for yourself right HERE.

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