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John Hughes: 1950-2009

Remembering the life of the writer-director behind '80s teen classics like "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

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Article | On the wavy matrix where popular culture and one's time in high school intersect, Gen Xers can often feel like they were born too late (post-Beatles) or too soon (pre-"American Pie"). But with John Hughes's cycle of five high-school movies that he wrote and/or directed in the 1980s, it simply fel...
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Article | John Hughes, 59, the Hollywood director, producer and screenwriter who inspired an entire genre of teenage angst films and comedies about young outcasts, including "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and who wrote the popular "Home Alone" series about a resourceful boy with very ...

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