Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Top 7 Quotes Director and Baby Boomer John Hughes


john hughes 1 Top 7 Quotes Director and Baby Boomer John Hughes

“At the time I came along, Hollywood’s idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!”

“I don’t consider myself qualified to do a movie about international intrigue – I seldom leave the country.”

“I like young actors because they’re so unspoiled, not like some of those actors who are about half an hour into their fifteen minutes of fame by the time they get to me.”

“My generation (baby boomer) had to be taken seriously because we were stopping things and burning things. We were able to initiate change, because we had such vast numbers. We were part of the baby boom, and when we moved, everything moved with us.”

“My heroes were Dylan, John Lennon and Picasso, because they each moved their particular medium forward, and when they got to the point where they were comfortable, they always moved on.”

“I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw Doctor Zhivago every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.”

“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” (My favorite Hughes quote from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.)

~John Hughes

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John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009 Born in Lansing, Michigan) was an American film director, producer and writer. He scripted some of the most successful films of the 1980s and early 1990s, including National Lampoon’s Vacation; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Weird Science; The Breakfast Club; Some Kind of Wonderful; Sixteen Candles; Pretty in Pink; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Uncle Buck; Career Opportunities ; Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Trivia: After dropping out of the University of Arizona, he began selling jokes to well-established performers such as Rodney Dangerfield and Joan Rivers.

John Hughes 80s Montage *RIP* – Teenage Wasteland (Baba O’Riley)


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