John Hughes- Hollywood’s Comic Genius Remembered

by Bruce Edwin

The world’s most brilliant modern comedic writer, producer, director- John Hughes, sadly passed on last month in NYC. The man behind Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Planes Trains & Automobiles, She's Having A Baby, Curly Sue, Home Alone, Vacation, European Vacation, and many more, passed on while on a walk, visiting his family in NYC.

Bruce Edwin of the Hollywood Sentinel states, "Growing up near, and later in, Chicago, John Hughes had a bigger influence on me than any other filmmaker as a teenager, as his films were always set in or around Chicago, one of the best cities in the world, which he greatly loved. We kids in and near Chicago would always get excited to see our city in his brilliant, funny, cool films. He was a comedy genius, whose brilliant formula worked every time, without resorting to violence or sleaze. He was a man of great integrity, talent, and moral stature. His brilliance will be sadly missed. His loss is truly a sad day for Hollywood and the world of entertainment. His spirit and his cinematic masterpieces shall live on."

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