Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Episode Fifty Two

In this massive episode, we talk about John Hughes, and the impact he had on our lives. After that, we discuss some recently seen movies and shows, followed by current events and some non sequitur stuff as well.

We open the show with the trailer for "Some Kind of Wonderful," and fill the breaks with music from Hughes' films.

"If You Leave" - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
"Pretty in Pink" - The Psychedelic Furs
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds
"Oh Yeah" - Yello
"Weird Science" - Oingo Boingo

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Below, are the quotes that I found regarding John Hughes.

Molly Ringwald: "I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death of John Hughes. He was and will always be such an important part of my life. He will be missed – by me and by everyone that he has touched. My heart and all my thoughts are with his family now."

Macauley Culkin: "I was a fan of both his work and a fan of him as a person. The world has lost not only a quintessential filmmaker whose influence will be felt for generations, but a great and decent man."

Matthew Broderick: "I am truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes. He was a wonderful, very talented guy and my heart goes out to his family."

Steve Martin: "I asked John how long it took to write 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles,' he said, 'I wrote it over the weekend.' The weekend. That shows you what he was able to do."

Judd Apatow: "I feel like a part of my childhood has died. Nobody made me laugh harder or more often than John Hughes."

Roger Ebert: "His films helped establish an international notion of ordinary American teenagers, and he was as popular abroad as at home. Once when I was visiting the largest movie theater in Calcutta, I asked if 'Star Wars' had been their most successful American film. No, I was told, it was 'Baby's Day Out,' a Hughes comedy about a baby wandering through a big city, which played for more than a year."

Kelly LeBrock: "He was always the biggest kid in the room. He was always running around with high top sneakers with no laces in them because he didn't want to trip on his laces because he'd never tie them. He was just one of the boys and everybody loved being around him. He was a wonderful human being to work with. I loved him like crazy."

Bill Paxton: "He took a tremendous chance on me. Like Orson Welles, he was a boy wonder, a director's director, a writer's writer, a filmmaker's filmmaker. He was one of the giants."

Ben Stein: "He was a wonderful man, a genius, a poet. I don't think anyone has come close to him as being the poet of the youth of America in the postwar period. He was to them what Shakespeare was to the Elizabethan Age."

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