John Hughes

Vacation (2015)

Like many folks, I can recite many lines from the cheeseball Chevy Chase 80s classic National Lampoon’s Vacation. Like many folks, I don’t remember demanding that Hollywood remake a movie that was perfectly fine the first time around. But this is Hollywood. What’s old is new(ish) again! Teenager Rusty Griswold from the first film is …

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You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation

I don’t think I’ve ever wished I’d written a book more than when I picked up You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation by Susannah Gora.  True to its title, the book delves into every aspect of the classic teen films that defined the …

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Don’t You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes

If I could have created my own major in college, there’s no question as to what it would have been: the films of John Hughes. It’s a topic I find endlessly fascinating, and I could easily devote my entire life to its study. At the time, I was working part time at an independent video …

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