HammRadio Today: 8/6/2009 -- <br>John Hughes and My Legacy

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I'm not sure what my legacy will be. All I know is that something like 98% of people who come to hammradio.com have searched for Jell-O Pudding Pops. So maybe that's my legacy. All I know is that if I wrote a movie as wonderful as On the Waterfront, I'd like to get my proper due.

Unfortunately, for Budd Schulberg, the defining writer/director of the decade of the 1980's, John Hughes, passed away today of a heart attack at 59 years old. Hughes legacy is felt from famous twitterers like @ThatKevinSmith

The flag's at half-mast in Shermer, Illinois: John Hughes, the man who spoke for geeks way before anyone else did.
or from
Alyssa_Milano
RIP John Hughes & thanks for making my teen years bearable.

Last night, I was putting together a bookcase for my DVD collection. The first DVDs I put in the case just happened to be the Two Cool For School Collection which features my favorite John Hughes movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. But you need to have in your DVD case movies that weren't his most famous like Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains and Automobiles, that showed Hughes could write heart-warming funny stories about kids and adults and not just teens. Probably his greatest financial success was Home Alone. And that's probably what did him in as a Director, because that led him to the career killer Jim Belushi and Curly Sue (who looks like this now). Ugh.

My legacy might be for trying unsuccessfully to bring back Jell-O Pudding Pops. I'd aspire to have a legacy like John Hughes. But I'll take Budd Schulberg, to be honest.

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