John Hughes

Get Your Jollies With These ‘Christmas Vacation’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 14, 2016 @ 12:19 PM
You might know that National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation was written by John Hughes, the guy behind ’80s classics like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. But did you know that before Hughes became a filmmaker he was a contributor to the National Lampoon magazine? In fact, he based his Christmas Vacation screenplay on one of his old Lampoon pieces, “Christmas ’59.” That’s just one of the cheerful facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

‘The Breakfast Club’ is Returning to Theaters to Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary

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by Britt Hayes February 13, 2015 @ 6:21 PM
Universal Pictures
“Don’t you forget about me…” We surely haven’t forgotten The Breakfast Club, John Hughes’ seminal 1985 teen dramedy, which has inspired countless other teen films in the past 30 years and remains beloved by generations both old and young. If you’re looking to relive the magic of Hughes’ teen masterpiece, you’re in luck: The Breakfast Club is heading back to theaters this March to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Long Lost 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Director's Commentary Resurfaces

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by Britt Hayes November 26, 2012 @ 4:46 PM
Paramount
In 1999, 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' was released on DVD and included an awesome audio commentary track from director John Hughes, the only audio commentary that the notoriously reclusive director ever recorded. But when the film was re-released on DVD and Blu-ray, the track mysteriously disappeared... until now.