Sound On Sight Radio #144 – Remembering John Hughes


There are two things I remember best about early-to-mid-1980s movies: slasher films and teen comedies. While the slasher films bring back fond memories they never quite compare to the quality of the teen angst flicks which made for repeated viewings.

Everything from Porky’s to the top-notch entertainment of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the teen flicks of the 80’s have never been matched to date. One of the most consistent writer/directors to contribute to the ’80s teen fad was John Hughes who in one way or another, was responsible for the likes of Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club and Weird Science. Today on Sound On sight we remember the legend and reflect back on our childhood.

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The Sound On Sight podcast was launched in late 2007 from the ashes of a radio show titled, The Naked Lunch, a show which aired on CJLO, 1690 AM in Montreal. Our podcast is marketed principally towards students and genre enthusiasts, and typically features in-depth discussion and debate on contemporary film. Throughout the years, the podcast has been nominated one of the best film shows world wide by several outlets including, MovieMaker Magazine.

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5 Responses to Sound On Sight Radio #144 – Remembering John Hughes

  1. Clare Nina August 15, 2009 at 1:05 am

    This was a super tribute, guys. Really reminded me of how prolific an output Hughes had.
    Also – yes to a second show indeed!

  2. John August 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Great show once again. I am happy that you have a new co host. I really like the dynamic and yes I think you guys should so another John Hughes show and review Uncle Buck and Some Kind of wonderful.

  3. bleuaméricaine August 11, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    The Breakfast Club – despite its shortcomings – is my favorite Hughes film, and Cameron Frye is my favorite Hughes character, so thanks for giving both credit. (I’m just gonna ignore your Cameron-dissing, Rick)

  4. Ricky August 11, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Simon, I just have to point out something now that I listened to the show. You can be a Ferris hater all you want but what really bugged me about Cameron was that he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and instead of taking advantage of that and doing something with his life, he opted to just stay home in bed feeling sorry for himself. Thus the reason why Cameron never appealed to me. Ferris Bueller made the best of every minute of his life and never let anyone get the best of him. I am actually somewhat thankful that I could never relate to Cameron.


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