Archive for November 14th, 2011

November 14, 2011

Screenwriter Profile: John Hughes

The Writer:

Few writers see the level of mega-success that John Hughes achieved in his short 59 years. Hughes was the undisputed master of teen angst with such hits as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, and he went on to become the king of the family film with such blockbuster hits as Home Alone and Beethoven. While some of his later films might have been a bit on the cheesy side (he used a pen name for a few of his… let’s call them “less artsy” films) they all have one thing in common: a whole lot of heart.

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November 14, 2011

Quote of the Day: Geoffrey Cotterell

In America only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a writer is.