Sound On Sight Radio #144 – Remembering John Hughes

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There are two things I remember best about early-to-mid-1980s movies: slasher films and teen comedies. While the slasher films bring back fond memories they never quite compare to the quality of the teen angst flicks which made for repeated viewings.

Everything from Porky’s to the top-notch entertainment of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the teen flicks of the 80’s have never been matched to date. One of the most consistent writer/directors to contribute to the ’80s teen fad was John Hughes who in one way or another, was responsible for the likes of Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club and Weird Science. Today on Sound On sight we remember the legend and reflect back on our childhood.

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  1. Clare Nina says

    This was a super tribute, guys. Really reminded me of how prolific an output Hughes had.
    Also – yes to a second show indeed!

  2. John says

    Great show once again. I am happy that you have a new co host. I really like the dynamic and yes I think you guys should so another John Hughes show and review Uncle Buck and Some Kind of wonderful.

  3. bleuaméricaine says

    The Breakfast Club – despite its shortcomings – is my favorite Hughes film, and Cameron Frye is my favorite Hughes character, so thanks for giving both credit. (I’m just gonna ignore your Cameron-dissing, Rick)

  4. Ricky says

    Simon, I just have to point out something now that I listened to the show. You can be a Ferris hater all you want but what really bugged me about Cameron was that he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and instead of taking advantage of that and doing something with his life, he opted to just stay home in bed feeling sorry for himself. Thus the reason why Cameron never appealed to me. Ferris Bueller made the best of every minute of his life and never let anyone get the best of him. I am actually somewhat thankful that I could never relate to Cameron.

    1. Simon H. says

      I relate to Cameron for his sadsackery, anxiety, and sensitivity, not his spoiled life. I can way more easily relate to that than Ferris’ constant deception and smartassery.

      I direct everyone here for backup:

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