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Favorite John Hughes Movie

Postby so sorry on Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:29 pm

We haven't had a "favorite" poll in a while, so here's a new one.
I watched two of these movies over the weekend. I'm a child of
the 80s, and these movies mean more to me than i'd like to admit!

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Re: New Poll: Favorite John Hughes movie

Postby MasterWhedon on Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:37 pm

Ferris Bueller wrote:I do have a test today. That wasn't bullshit. It's on European socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European, so who cares if they're socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still doesn't change the fact that I don't own a car.

Ferris Bueller is still my hero.

Breakfast Club is a ridiculously-close second place. One of my screenwriting professors used to call it The Little Chill, which is pretty much the perfect summary, if you ask me.
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Postby WinslowLeach on Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:41 pm

I had to go with The Breakfast Club. That movie is simply a teen angst-comedy masterpiece. The dialogue is some of the most memorable of any of his films. Ferris would be my #2 then Pretty In Pink. I love almost all John Hughes' films tho. Great topic So!
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Postby so sorry on Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:45 pm

I relate more to the geek side of JH movies, so that's why i picked 16 candles (farmer ted) followed by Wierd science. Anthony Michael Hall was MY hero! Don't ask me how many time Kelly LeBrock made it into my fantasies!


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Postby Adam Balm on Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:48 pm

I just watched Weird Science again the other day and that movie should get props for pure craziness. But I don't think you can beat Breakfast Club.
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Postby so sorry on Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:59 pm

yeah, I guess you're right.
I just wish i could have made a woman when i was a geek in high school dammit!
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:34 pm

I donna think the Breakfast Club, she stands up after alla this a time, eh? Anna Judd Nelson, he gotta be a the most verbose "greaser" inna the movie history, eh?

But a the Sixteen Candles... now you talking! The Dino, he canna never get enough of a the Donger!

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Postby Adam Balm on Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:39 pm

Looka the Dino, he make a with a the funny, eh?

I dunno, all John Hughes movies don't stand up to a certain degree. I think BC stands up just as well as Bueller, and definitely better than Weird Science.
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Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:19 pm

What, no love for Career Opportunities? I think Ferris and Breakfast run a pretty close tie for me. The truth is I'll sit and watch any of them whenever they are on. I was so hoping that Molly Ringwald and/or Annie Potts would have a cameo in the record store in High Fidelity.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:23 pm

Bueller?
Bueller?
Bueller?
Bueller?
Bueller?
Bueller?
Bueller?
Bueller?
Bueller?

Ben Stein is a comic genius. Gotta go with Ferris, BC a close second.
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:23 pm

There are two, very impressive reasons that Carreer Opportunities should be on that list.
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Postby wonkabar on Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:25 pm

Some Kind of Wonderful. Nice soundtrack, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb movie
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:26 pm

St. Alphonzo wrote:There are two, very impressive reasons that Carreer Opportunities should be on that list.


God yes...JC is really, really hot.
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:27 pm

Nothing beats the Pretty In Pink soundtrack. I wore out that cassette back in the day.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:27 pm

Do those two reasons happen to belong to Jennifer Connelly by any chance?
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Postby thomasgaffney on Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:29 pm

I voted for Bueller? Bueller? Anyone? Bueller? I can stop what I'm doing and watch that movie anytime. Classic. And Mia Sara too, hottie.
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:29 pm

thomasgaffney wrote:Do those two reasons happen to belong to Jennifer Connelly by any chance?


You have to ask? I just wish she hadn't gotten so damn skinny.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:31 pm

St. Alphonzo wrote:I just wish she hadn't gotten so damn skinny.


Ditto that.
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Postby so sorry on Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:42 pm

I'm ashamed to admit this, but i never heard of career opportunities.
i just watched the trailer for it.
WOW, Jennifer on a dimestore horsey ride is soo wrong. soo beautifully wrong.
the rest of the movie looked like teh suck.
not much love for 16 candles... i guess it was more of a chick flick?
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Postby John-Locke on Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:13 pm

so sorry you left off my two favourites.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Uncle Buck.

And if you are also considering films he wrote, well what about National Lampoons Vacation?

I know it's too late to add to the poll but I have to chime in with my opinion.
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Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:16 pm

Didn't Hughes write Christmas Vacation too?
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Postby John-Locke on Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:22 pm

I believe he also produced that one.
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Postby WinslowLeach on Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:22 pm

Planes Trains and Autos and Uncle Buck. Son of a BIOTCH! Those are 2 of my favorite films and I forgot about them. Uncle Buck Ive seen like 100 times, I love that one!
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:25 pm

"Those aren't pillows!" Classic.
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Postby WinslowLeach on Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:28 pm

"Take this quarter, go downtown and have a RAT gnaw that thing off yer face...goodday to you madam" - Uncle Buck
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:49 pm

"Buck Melanoma, Moley Russell's a Wart, eh? Hehe.. Not her wart, eh? Her growth... her tumor... old Melanoma head... yep, that's a what a they used a to call a me, eh? Old Melanoma Head."

A John Candy classic, no?
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Postby bluebottle on Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:22 pm

"Planes, Trains" doesn't hold up too well because of the cheesy 80's synth score.

And I'm sorry, but I re-watched Breakfast Club a few months a go, and, I loved it when it came out, BUT oh man... ugh.... UGH. Judd Nelson's character is a JOKE.

I'll take Ferris Bueler.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:24 pm

so sorry wrote:I'm ashamed to admit this, but i never heard of career opportunities.
i just watched the trailer for it.
WOW, Jennifer on a dimestore horsey ride is soo wrong. soo beautifully wrong.
the rest of the movie looked like teh suck.


Amazing how much you can get from a trailer, that's the film in a nutshell.
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Postby so sorry on Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:43 am

John Locke et al...
i left off Planes Trains and Uncle Buck because they didn't fit the genre of teen angst (althoutgh She's Having a baby is a stretch to put on the list).
Uncle Buck trivia: Buck's teenage neice (the one with the attitude) is currently on the TV show "Yes Dear" (she's the hot mom).
and BlueBoy, all the character's in Breakfast Club are over the top... they are the extreme examples of the 'class' of kids they represent.
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:49 am

so sorry wrote:all the character's in Breakfast Club are over the top... they are the extreme examples of the 'class' of kids they represent.


Yeah, but a they are a so extreme that a they no longer represent a what a they were suppose a to, eh?

Except a maybe the geek...
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Postby WinslowLeach on Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:59 am

I cant agree with you guys on The Breakfast Club, it still resonates with me. Classic film.

I dont look at films like that. I take them for what they were when they were released. I have no problem with dated films or over the top acting at all.

To me, Breakfast Club will always be a great film, as will the majority of John Hughes' comedies. He had a really great unique style for the 80s.

Some Kind of Wonderful and Pretty In Pink are basically the same film except with main characters sex is changed. I like both of those, but I think Pretty In Pink is the better one becauses its got Molly Ringwald, The Diceman and better music. 8)
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Postby so sorry on Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:01 am

don't go getting all deep and philasophical on me Dino.
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Postby banthafodderUK on Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:02 am

I chose breakfast club - (did he do uncle buck? if so then can i switch to that please?)
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Postby banthafodderUK on Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:02 am

obviously i wasnt suggesting he shagged john candy
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Postby papalazeru on Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:45 pm

Too....many...good.....memories.

Difficult......to chose.


Help!
Papa: The musical!

Padders: "Not very classy! Not very classy at all!"
So Sorry "I'll give you a word to describe it: classless."
Cptn Kirks 2pay: ".....utterly unclassy....."
DennisMM: "...Decidedly unclassy..."
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Postby so sorry on Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:54 pm

Wow, blast from the past thread!


Papa, I'll choose for you: Sixteen Candles.
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Postby buster00 on Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:19 pm

St. Alphonzo wrote:Nothing beats the Pretty In Pink soundtrack. I wore out that cassette back in the day.


True this. I still love it, especially "Left of Center" by Suzanne Vega and Joe Jackson.

But, we ain't votin' on soundtracks.

Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.
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Postby WinslowLeach on Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:02 pm

John Hughes is THE MAN. Before we were reciting Tarantino dialogue, it was all about Da Hughesmeister.
Props to Johnny Hughes wherever he is.

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Postby darkjedijaina on Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:20 pm

I think my favorite would have to be Ferris Bueller's Day Off....
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:26 pm

man this is so hard. I need to break it into two categories and even then I have ties:

Written by but not directed: Vacation, Mr. Mom
Written by and directed: Ferris, Breakfast Club
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:39 pm

so i just looked at his imdb listing, particularly his writing credits. WTF happened to Hughes in 1990??...

contrast:

# Beethoven's 5th (2003) (V) (characters)

# Maid in Manhattan (2002) (story) (as Edmond Dantès)

# Home Alone 4 (2002) (TV) (characters)

# Beethoven's 4th (2001) (V) (characters) (as Edmond Dantès)

# Just Visiting (2001) (screenplay)

# Beethoven's 3rd (2000) (V) (characters) (as Edmond Dantès)

# American Adventure (2000) (TV) (characters)

# Reach the Rock (1998) (written by)

# Home Alone 3 (1997) (written by)

# Flubber (1997) (screenplay)

# 101 Dalmatians (1996) (screenplay)

# Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (screenplay)

# Baby's Day Out (1994) (written by)

# Beethoven's 2nd (1993) (characters) (as Edmond Dantès)

# Dennis the Menace (1993) (written by)

# Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) (characters) (written by)

# Beethoven (1992) (written by) (as Edmond Dantès)

# Curly Sue (1991) (written by)

# Dutch (1991) (written by)

# Career Opportunities (1991) (written by)

with:

# Home Alone (1990) (written by)

# Christmas Vacation (1989) (written by)

# Uncle Buck (1989) (written by)

# The Great Outdoors (1988) (written by)

# She's Having a Baby (1988)

# Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) (written by)

# Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) (written by)

# Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) (written by)

# Pretty in Pink (1986) (written by)

# Weird Science (1985)

# European Vacation (1985) (also story)

# The Breakfast Club (1985) (written by)

# Sixteen Candles (1984)

# Nate and Hayes (1983)

# Vacation (1983) (screenplay) (short story "Vacation '58")

# Mr. Mom (1983)

# Class Reunion (1982)
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:21 pm

And he's using a psedonym from The Count of Monte Cristo...he's more clever with that than his scripts!
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Postby Maui on Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:16 pm

Tie: Ferris Bueller's Day off & Sixteen Candles
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Postby Fievel on Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:44 am

Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, and Some Kind Of Wonderful are all like separate acts in one long movie to me.
Having said that, I love Weird Science and Ferris Bueller's Day Off too.
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Postby bastard_robo on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:36 am

I have a fondness for Breakfest club.. but Weird Science is my fav. Just the goofballness to it, not to mention the Oingo Boingo song that goes along with it!
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Postby tapehead on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:40 am

Not sure about that one Robo - the Theme, 'Weird Science' is by Thomas Dolby - is that the one you mean?
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Postby bastard_robo on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:47 am

tapehead wrote:Not sure about that one Robo - the Theme, 'Weird Science' is by Thomas Dolby - is that the one you mean?


Could of sworn that Oingo Boingo's Version was in the film or used in the credits some how.. its been a year to two since I've last seen it.. It dosnt get alot of Air time on TV.. shit I think the TV spin off gets more air time..
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Postby tapehead on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:56 am

Actually you're dead right - I was thinking of 'She Blinded me with Science', I think - an '80's gem, but not even on the soundtrack :oops:
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Postby bastard_robo on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:59 am

tapehead wrote:Actually you're dead right - I was thinking of 'She Blinded me with Science', I think - an '80's gem, but not even on the soundtrack :oops:


Kinda like that BLUR song the "WOO HOO" song that was all over the Starshjp Troopers ads, but not used in the movie... That kinda thing ever annoy you.. when you think a certin song is going to be in a movie, but isnt...
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Postby Maui on Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:35 pm

I watched The Breakfast Club this afternoon. This film holds up extremely well over time. Hughes really put together a funny, intelligent and thoughtful film about growing up. Plus, I dig the 80s music!
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