• Title: John Hughes and Eighties Cinema: Teenage Hopes and American Dreams
  • Author: Thomas A. Christie
  • ISBN: 9781861712813
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover
  • John Hughes and Eighties Cinema Teenage Hopes and American Dreams JOHN HUGHES AND EIGHTIES CINEMA John Hughes is the acclaimed writer and director of Ferris Bueller s Day Off The Breakfast Club Weird Science Pretty In Pink and many other classic movies of the
    JOHN HUGHES AND EIGHTIES CINEMA John Hughes is the acclaimed writer and director of Ferris Bueller s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink and many other classic movies of the 1980s.This book is the first full length analysis of all of John Hughes s films throughout the 1980s not only the features that he directed, but also those for which he providedJOHN HUGHES AND EIGHTIES CINEMA John Hughes is the acclaimed writer and director of Ferris Bueller s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink and many other classic movies of the 1980s.This book is the first full length analysis of all of John Hughes s films throughout the 1980s not only the features that he directed, but also those for which he provided the screenplay By analysing these pictures and discussing their social and cultural significance in the wider context of the decade, Hughes s importance as a filmmaker will be considered, and his prominent contribution to cinema assessed The book concludes with a detailed analysis of Ferris Bueller s Day Off, a film which is considered to be among Hughes s most critically successful works and also one of his most structurally refinedVIEW ON If like me, you were fortunate enough to live through and grow up during the 80 s and early 90 s, you ll remember just how rich comedy was back then This book on it s own puts most comedies of the modern era to shame as it is a homage to one of the most talented minds in the game I am of course speaking of none other than the late great John Hughes This is a great book for getting into the details of how a master of his art came about and created such cinematic gems Hughes will be sorely missed which is why books like this keep his spirit and work alive I d say this book is for people who are nostalgic 20 somethings or cinema buffs, but all round a good book for just about anyone who would like to know what made one of the funniest minds of Hollywood tick.EXTRACT FROM THE INTRODUCTIONToday John Hughes is just as well known for the scripts he created for hugely popular family films throughout the 1990s, including Chris Columbus s blockbuster Home Alone 1990 , Brian Levant s Beethoven 1992 and Nick Castle s Dennis the Menace 1993 , written under his pen name of Edmond Dantes But even these accomplishments couldn t compare to the artistic diversity of his output throughout the eighties Although it is easy to remember Hughes for his meteorically successful teen movies right the way through the including The Breakfast Club 1985 and Ferris Bueller s Day 1986 , he was every bit as adroit in his handling of suburban satires such as Mr Mom 1983 and Uncle Buck 1989 , his wry observations of the great American holiday in National Lampoon s Vacation 1983 and The Great Outdoors 1988 , the trials of an exasperated everyman commuter in Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1987 , and the expectation of anxious new parents in She s Having a Baby 1988 Throughout the course of Hughes s career, there has rarely been a lack of variety in his choice of subject matter.

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