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

Honeycutt, Kirk, (author.). Columbus, Chris, (writer of added commentary.).
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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 9781631060229
  • ISBN: 1631060228
  • Physical Description: vii, 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Race Point Publishing, A division of Quarto Publishing Group USA, Inc., [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes John Hughes filmography (page 201).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references (pages 203-205) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Hughes, John, 1950-2009
Motion picture producers and directors > United States > Biography.
Screenwriters > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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