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by Thomas A. Christie

Author: Thomas A. Christie
Subcategory: Movies
Language: English
Publisher: Crescent Moon Publishing (April 1, 2009)
Pages: 320 pages
Category: Humor and Entertainment
Rating: 4.5
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John Hughes: A Life in Film: The Genius Behind Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone, an. y Kirk Honeycutt Hardcover . Even though I found a few spelling errors in this book, it was very informative and interresting. If you are a fan of 80's movies, this is a great book to own.

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But in the eighties, John Hughes was even better known for his landmark teen movies and hit comedies. This book examines all of Hughes's movies throughout the course of the 1980s.

But in the eighties, John Hughes was even better known for his landmark teen movies and hit comedies. It covers not only the films that Hughes directed, but also the screenplays that he created for motion pictures during the course of that decade.

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Start by marking John Hughes and Eighties Cinema as Want to Read . 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.

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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.

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Автор: Christie Thomas A Название: John Hughes and Eighties Cinema Издательство: Crescent moon publishing . 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 refined.

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 stalgic 20-somethings or cinema buffs, but all-round . Place of Publication.

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 stalgic 20-somethings or cinema buffs, but all-round a good book for just about anyone who would like to kw what made one of the funniest minds of Hollywood tick.

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 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 refined.

EXTRACT FROM THE INTRODUCTION

Think of the American cinema of the 1980s, and your mind is instantly bombarded by dozens and dozens of flamboyant moving images from this most distinctive of cinematic decades. You might be thinking of films which became classics such as Irvin Kershner’s The Empire Strikes (1980), Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Robert Zemeckis’s Back to the Future (1985), or possibly even Tim Burton’s Batman (1989). It was a decade that gave birth to some film franchises – one need only call to mind John Rambo’s explosive first appearance in Ted Kotcheff’s First Blood (1982), the harrowing exploits of Officer Murphy in Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop (1987), or even the improbably long-running knockabout antics of Cadet Mahoney and his fellow recruits which began with Hugh Wilson’s Police Academy (1984).

It was against this creatively abundant background of the Eighties film world that audiences were first introduced to the work of influential director and screenwriter John Hughes (1950-2009). Today he 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 Dantès. 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.