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Monday-ish Movie Meme – John Hughes

Feature Presentation…MONDAY MOVIE MEME
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This week’s movie topic is all about John Hughes…
This week’s topic is all about the films of the late John Hughes. Admit it. Once upon a time (in your life), you were bitten by the John Hughes bug. I haven’t seen all of his movies, but those I saw still beat those chick flicks running around these days. Show how much you love John Hughes’ movies by answering this:
John Hughes… How do I love thee? Let me count the ways

Being a gal of the 80’s I couldn’t pass this one up – even if I’m late!

1.Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (1987).  He wrote, directed, and produced.

waking up after sharing the same bed on the motel]
Neal: Del… Why did you kiss my ear?
Del: Why are you holding my hand?
Neal: [frowns] Where’s your other hand?
Del: Between two pillows…
Neal: Those aren’t pillows!

2.The Breakfast Club (1985). He wrote & directed.  Iconic movie with music that always takes me back to the 80’s!

3.Sixteen Candles (1984). Wrote & Directed.

4.Pretty in Pink (1986).  Wrote screenplay.  I love this movie and soundtrack.

5.Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)  Wrote screenplay.  I’ve included a few bookish quotes from the movie.

Keith Nelson: You can’t tell a book by its cover.
Watts: No, but you can tell how much it’s gonna cost you.
Keith Nelson: Wow, I never knew you were so deep.
Watts: You want shallow, call Amanda Jones.

Watts: It must be a drag to be a slave to the male sex drive.
Keith: It’s not just sex.
Watts: Oh, you want to start a book club with her?

I’m limiting myself to 5 or this post would be way too long!  Do you have a favorite John Hughes movie?

August 20, 2010 - Posted by | Monday Movie Meme | ,


  1. Those movies certainly do define the 80’s!

    Comment by bermudaonion | August 20, 2010 | Reply

  2. Sixteen Candles was Andy’s first choice – which surprised me in a way. Maybe he identified with the King of the Dipshits ;0)

    Comment by Bumble | August 20, 2010 | Reply

    • It’s one of my favorites too. Good for Andy 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 24, 2010 | Reply

  3. I like the first one! I sound like a broken record but I haven’t watched any of them. Argghhh…

    Comment by Alice Teh | August 21, 2010 | Reply

    • There are too many movies and books to see them all! You should definitely see any one of them though 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 24, 2010 | Reply

  4. It is hard to believe how many awesome movies he made!

    Comment by Jenners | August 21, 2010 | Reply

    • He had an amazing run.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 24, 2010 | Reply

  5. Oh Great, I have never seen a movie of his! I definitely need to see them!

    Comment by Veens | August 22, 2010 | Reply

    • You really must!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 24, 2010 | Reply

  6. I still love Sixteen Candles! Watch it everytime its on. Other favorites are Ferris Buller’s Day Off, Uncle Buck, my boys love the Home Alone movies. I think my brother knows all the lines from The Breakfast Club.

    Comment by Nise' | August 22, 2010 | Reply

    • For a long time I knew all the lines to The Breakfast Club, now I think I could get over half for sure!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 24, 2010 | Reply

  7. Hi, Stacy!

    I love all of these movies and you totally took me back to my childhood. That scene from PTA is my favorite, by the way. Hilarious! I recently saw a preview for a new movie with Robert Downey Jr. that smacks of PTA. But nothing can match the original.

    Comment by StephanieD | August 22, 2010 | Reply

    • I think I saw that same preview. There was a dog? Thought it looked funny. I love PTA and it never gets old. I love this scene and the car rental scene the most.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 24, 2010 | Reply

  8. He was a major impact on my teens! I loved this scene and Ducky is just perfect!!! We watch Planes, Trains, and Automobiles every Thanksgiving..quite the tradition F-bombs and all…that scene at the car rental just makes me holler. I miss John Candy!

    Comment by Staci | August 23, 2010 | Reply

    • I totally love that scene and really most of the others. My favorite John Candy movie and I just love Steve Martin.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 24, 2010 | Reply

  9. I loved The Breakfast Club, but I think that’s the only one on your list I’ve seen.

    Comment by Carol | August 24, 2010 | Reply

    • What?! No Sixteen Candles? I think the two go hand in hand.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 24, 2010 | Reply

  10. 16 Candles, Ferris Bueller really I could go on and on.
    he was amazing and captured the 80’s perfectly. What a talent that will be misssed 😦

    Comment by jennygirl | August 24, 2010 | Reply

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