Arts, Culture & Media

John Hughes: The Director Who Captured a Generation

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Yesterday, while on a morning walk in New York City, the acclaimed film director John Hughes, creator of those classic 80's teen angst movies, died after suffering a heart attack. Few American directors have captured and distilled the American teen experience the way John Hughes did. In Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink his protagonists broke down class barriers in high school social circles. Joining The Takeaway to remember the man and his legacy is Wesley Morris, film critic from the Boston Globe, to talk about how Hughes' films influenced a generation.

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