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Hughes Homage: The Director’s Chicago

breakfast_clubThere are those films which stick with you your entire life, and those that define an era. It happens that a lot of them were directed by John Hughes — ‘Sixteen Candles’ and the ‘Breakfast Club,’ anyone? The director who helped define the ’80s passed away today at 59 years old, according to reports by the Associated Press. 

A tour of Hughes’ favorite film locations, and a discussion of the John Hughes cannon from Manhattan Neighborhood Network series Cinefiles, after the jump…




Hughes set many of his films — from ‘Ferris Bueller’ to ‘Home Alone’ — in and around his hometown of Chicago. What better way to honor the filmmaker than by revisiting his old haunts?

image courtesy of Internet Movie Poster Archive

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