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Author Honeycutt, Kirk, author.

Title John Hughes : a life in film / Kirk Honeycutt ; [foreword by Chris Columbus].

Publication Info. New York, NY : Race Point Publishing, A division of Quarto Publishing Group USA, Inc., [2015]


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 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    791.43023 HON    Available
Description vii, 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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Summary Hughes allegedly wrote Ferris Bueller's Day Off in four days, Planes, Trains and Automobiles in three days, The Breakfast Club in two days, and Vacation in a week. He never went to film school or studied cinema. And he spent most of his incredible career in the Midwest, far from the Hollywood Hills. John Hughes was indeed one of the most prolific and successful filmmakers in Hollywood history. He helped launch the careers of Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Macaulay Culkin, and Judd Nelson. He made John Candy a household name. In this first illustrated tribute to the legendary filmmaker, author Kirk Honeycutt offers a behind-the-scenes look at the genius that was John Hughes--from his humble beginnings in direct mail to his blockbuster success with classics like Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, and Home Alone. Honeycutt also explores the darker side of John Hughes: his extreme sensitivity, his stormy professional relationships, and the devastation Hughes experienced after the death of his closest friend, John Candy. This book features fresh interviews with Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Steve Martin, and Jon Cryer, and a foreword from Home Alone director Chris Columbus.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 203-205) and index.
Includes filmography (page 201).
Contents Welcome to Hughes world -- The blizzard -- The lampooner -- The coming of booth Tarkington, Jr. -- Hollywood bound -- Movie mogul -- John Candy -- Antic comedy -- Enfant terrible -- Post-Hollywood.
Subject Hughes, John, 1950-2009.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Screenwriters -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Columbus, Chris, writer of added commentary.
Added Title John Hughes : a life in film : the genius behind Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone, and more
ISBN 9781631060229

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