Fast times and excellent adventures : the surprising hisory of the '80s teen movie / James King
London: Constable, 2018.
Call No: 451-058.6 KIN Author: King, James Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Constable PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: xi, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm Subject: TEEN FILM; TEEN FILMS; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1980's; BACON, KEVIN; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; BRODERICK, MATTHEW; CROWE, CAMERON; CRUISE, TOM; DILLON, MATT; ESTEVEZ, EMILIO; FOSTER, JODIE; HECKERLING, AMY; HUGHES, JOHN (US); LEE, SPIKE; LOWE, ROB; MUSIC TELEVISION
UF MTV; PENN, SEAN; RINGWALD, MOLLY; TRAVOLTA, JOHN; ZEMECKIS, ROBERT; BACK TO THE FUTURE (US, Robert Zemeckis, 1985); FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (US, Amy Heckerling, 1982); GREASE (US, Randal Kleisner, 1978); GREMLINS (US, Joe Dante, 1984); LOST BOYS, THE (US, Joel Schumacher, 1987); OUTSIDERS, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1983); PRETTY IN PINK (US, Howard Deutch, 1986); RISKY BUSINESS (US, Paul Brickman, 1983); RIVER'S EDGE (US, Tim Hunter, 1986); SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (US, John Badham, 1977); SIXTEEN CANDLES (US, John Hughes, 1984) Summary: "Take a trip back to the era of troubled teens and awesome soundtracks; of Reagan, rap and Ridgemont High; of MTV, VHS and 'Axel F'; of outsiders, lost boys and dead poets; of Bill and Ted, Brooke Shields and the Brat Pack; of three Porky's, two Coreys and one summer when everyone called her Baby . . .
Fast Times and Excellent Adventures goes behind the scenes of a genre where cult hits mingled with studio blockbusters, where giants like Spielberg and Coppola rubbed shoulders with baby-faced first-timers and where ambitious future superstars Sean, Demi and Tom all got their big break. Music, comedy and politics - all play a part in the surprisingly complex history of the '80s teen movie. And while the films might have been aimed primarily at adolescents, the best tackle universal issues and remain a magnet to all ages. Time of your life, huh kid?
From a late '70s Hollywood in flux to an early '90s indie scene that gave youth cinema a timely reboot, respected film expert James King smartly highlights the personal struggles, the social changes and the boardroom shake-ups that produced an iconic time in movie history" -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781472123725 More info
John Hughes : a life in film / Honeycutt, Kirk
New York: Race Point Publishing, .
Call No: 81 HUG HON Author: Honeycutt, Kirk Source: Peter Kemp Place: New York Publisher: Race Point Publishing PubDate:  PhysDes: vii, 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 29 cm Subject: HUGHES, JOHN (US); FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (US, John Hughes, 1986); PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (US, John Hughes, 1987); BREAKFAST CLUB, THE (US, John Hughes, 1985); PRETTY IN PINK (US, Howard Deutch, 1986); SIXTEEN CANDLES (US, John Hughes, 1984); WEIRD SCIENCE (US, John Hughes, 1985); HOME ALONE (US, Chris Columbus, 1990) Summary: Hughes allegedly wrote Ferris Bueller's Day Off in four days, Planes, Trains and Automobiles in three days, The Breakfast Club in two days, and Vacation in a week. He never went to film school or studied cinema. And he spent most of his incredible career in the Midwest, far from the Hollywood Hills. John Hughes was indeed one of the most prolific and successful filmmakers in Hollywood history. He helped launch the careers of Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Macaulay Culkin, and Judd Nelson. He made John Candy a household name. In this first illustrated tribute to the legendary filmmaker, author Kirk Honeycutt offers a behind-the-scenes look at the genius that was John Hughes--from his humble beginnings in direct mail to his blockbuster success with classics like Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, and Home Alone. Honeycutt also explores the darker side of John Hughes: his extreme sensitivity, his stormy professional relationships, and the devastation Hughes experienced after the death of his closest friend, John Candy. This book features fresh interviews with Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Steve Martin, and Jon Cryer, and a foreword from Home Alone director Chris Columbus.
"I stumbled into this business, I didn't train for it. I yelled "Action!" on my first two movies before the camera was turned on." - John HughesJohn Hughes wrote 46 movies, produced 23, and directed 8. He never went to film school, never spent time studying film and its history, but was unusually adept in three key areas °´4 writing, directing and producing.Classics like Mr. Mom; Sixteen Candles; The Breakfast Club; European Vacation; Weird Science; Pretty in Pink; Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; Uncle Buck; Christmas Vacation; Home Alone; and Beethoven will forever live on in the history of film. Launching the careers of Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, and James Spader, and working with greats like John Candy and Chevy Chase, John Hughes's influence can still be felt today.John Hughes: A Life in Film, by Kirk Honeycutt, former chief film critic at The Hollywood Reporter, is the first complete illustrated tribute to the legendary writer and director, and includes fresh interviews with Judd Nelson, Matthew Broderick, Christopher Columbus, Steve Martin, and more Notes: Includes John Hughes filmography (page 201).
Includes bibliographic references (pages 203-205) and index.Adult. ISBN: 9781631060229 Donation: Peter Kemp More info
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PRETTY IN PINK : (US, Howard Deutch, 1986)
You couldn't ignore me if you tried : the Brat Pack, John Hughes, and their impact on a generation / by Susannah Gora
New York: Three Rivers Press, 2010.
Call No: 451-053.6 GOR Author: Gora, Susannah Edition: First Paperback edition Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Three Rivers Press PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: xiv, 367 pages ; 25 cm Subject: TEEN FILM; TEEN FILMS; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; CRITICISM; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1980's; HUGHES, JOHN (US); SIXTEEN CANDLES (US, John Hughes, 1984); BREAKFAST CLUB, THE (US, John Hughes, 1985); PRETTY IN PINK (US, Howard Deutch, 1986); FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (US, John Hughes, 1986); SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL (US, Howard Deutch, 1987); SAY ANYTHING (US, Cameron Crowe, 1989); ST. ELMO'S FIRE (US, Joel Schumacher, 1985) Summary: " From Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and St. Elmo's Fire to Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Say Anything, the films of the Brat Pack have influenced an entire generation who still want to believe life always turns out like an eighties movie. You Couldn't ignore Me If You Tried takes us back to that golden age of youth cinema, telling for the first time the complete story behind how these films were made. Through original and revealing interviews with scores of key players like Molly Ringwald, Matthew Broderick, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy, Rob Lowe, John Cusack, Cameron Crowe, and Ally Sheedy, author Susannah Gora has crafted a sweeping tribute to a body of films that stirred an entire generation and a gripping account of the people who brought these films to life." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780307716606 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- Nothing compares to Hughes: teen cinema and the man who would change it forever -- Eternal flame: Sixteen Candles lights up the screen -- Breakfast of champions: The Breakfast Club": "breaks the rules, bares their souls," and revolutionizes the teen film genre -- Not just for Breakfast anymore: inside the heat of St. Elmo's Fire -- Becoming "The Brat Pack": a magazine writer coins the term that permanently labels young Hollywood -- Sitting Pretty: Ringwald and Hughes reteam for Pretty in Pink, a rose-tinted look at teenage love -- We got the beat: behind the music of the Brat Pack films -- I love Ferris in the springtime: Ferris Bueller crafts the perfect day off before graduating from high school, and John Hughes graduates from directing teen films -- Teens in Wonderland: the drama behind Some Kind of Wonderful -- The end of the innocence: the Brat Pack makes the tough transition to adulthood, while John Hughes's power in Hollywood grows -- -- Anything, and everything: in the last of the great eighties youth films, Cameron Crowe and John Cusack Say Anything about the passion of young love -- Pack to the future: the eighties become the nineties, John Hughes becomes the creator of one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time, and the Brat Pack actors become the people they are today -- Life moves pretty fast: John Hughes's final years -- Don't you forget about me: how the Brat Pack and their films changed a generation -- When the light gets into your heart -- notes -- index -- More info