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P_a_u_l
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a new book on the life and work of John Hughes is released next Tuesday, Feb 9th. from what I can see, contains loads of interviews with actors, writers, crew, critics, in fact just about anyone who might have a valid opinion or information. This cut from the website:

The many people who were interviewed for "You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried" include:

Actors:
Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink)
Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
Anthony Michael Hall (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club)
Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire)
Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire)
Rob Lowe (St. Elmo's Fire)
John Cusack (Sixteen Candles, Say Anything)
Andrew McCarthy (St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink)
Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink)
Eric Stoltz (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Some Kind of Wonderful, Say Anything)
Mary Stuart Masterson (Some Kind of Wonderful)
Lea Thompson (Some Kind of Wonderful)
Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
Andie MacDowell (St. Elmo's Fire)
Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
Mia Sara (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
John Mahoney (Say Anything)
Lili Taylor (Say Anything)
Carlin Glynn (Sixteen Candles)
Gedde Watanabe (Sixteen Candles)
John Kapelos (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club)
Haviland Morris (Sixteen Candles)
Harry Dean Stanton (Pretty in Pink)
Maddie Corman (Some Kind of Wonderful)
Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Filmmakers:
Cameron Crowe, writer, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and writer/director, Say Anything
Joel Schumacher, director and co writer, St. Elmo's Fire
Howard Deutch, director, Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful
Ned Tanen, former president of production, Universal Pictures, and former president of production, Paramount Pictures. Oversaw the making of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink; produced St. Elmo's Fire through his Channel Productions
James L. Brooks, executive producer, Say Anything
Amy Heckerling, director, Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Carl Kurlander, cowriter, St. Elmo's Fire
Lauren Shuler Donner, producer, St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink
Michelle Manning, producer, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and St. Elmo's Fire
Richard Marks, editor, St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink, and Say Anything
David Anderle, music supervisor, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink
Tom Jacobson, producer, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Jackie Burch, casting director, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club
Thomas Del Ruth, cinematographer, The Breakfast Club
R. P. Cohen, first assistant director, The Breakfast Club
Bruce Berman, executive at Universal during the making of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club
Sean Daniel, executive at Universal during the making of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club

Other commentators:
Leonard Maltin, film critic, author, and historian
Neal Gabler, author, cultural commentator, and film critic
Leo Braudy, film historian and professor at the University of Southern California
Dan Aykroyd, actor and John Hughes collaborator
John Parr, co writer and singer, "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)"
Wolfgang Puck, chef and restaurateur
Loree Rodkin, former girlfriend and manager of Judd Nelson
David Blum, author of the New York magazine "Brat Pack" cover story that popularized that phrase
Ed Kosner, editor in chief of New York magazine when "Brat Pack" story ran
Jackson Peterson, childhood friend of John Hughes
Ann Lamas, high school friend of John Hughes
Matty Simmons, founder and former chairman of the board, National Lampoon
Bob Richter, former advertising colleague and friend of John Hughes
Bernie Brillstein, manager of actors, including Rob Lowe; television and film producer; cofounder of Brillstein- Grey Entertainment
Mercedes Hall, mother and former manager of Anthony Michael Hall and cameo actress in The Breakfast Club
Jeffrey and Carol Lampert, then-homeowners of the "Jake Ryan" house featured prominently in Sixteen Candles
Sloane Tanen, artist, daughter of Ned Tanen; was friends with John Hughes while a teen
Nina Blackwood, original MTV video jockey
Holly Robinson Peete, actress and former schoolmate of Emilio Estevez and Rob Lowe
Tony Carey, television executive
Robert Bulman, professor of sociology, St. Mary's College of California
Joshua Gamson, professor of sociology, the University of San Francisco
Bryan Gilliam, professor of music, Duke University
Geoffrey Holtz, attorney and Generation X historian
Rich Lowry, editor in chief, National Review
Colin Larkin, creator of The Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Rob Sheffield, music journalist and author
Eric Hynes, film critic, Reverse Shot
Sasha Frere- Jones, music critic, The New Yorker
Dave Ziemer, creator and program director, Cinemagic movie music channel, Sirius XM
Martin Wong, founder and editor, Giant Robot magazine
Robert Wilonsky, film critic, Village Voice Media
Stephanie Savage, executive producer, Gossip Girl
Etan Frankel, staff writer, Gossip Girl
Nannette Burstein, writer/director, American Teen
Dylan Lauren, founder and CEO of Dylan's Candy Bar
Mark Feuerstein, actor, Royal Pains
Irena Medavoy, writer and philanthropist
Becky Sloviter, vice president of production, MGM
Loren Schwartz, a senior marketing executive at Columbia Pictures
Caleb Deschanel, cinematographer
Paul Wendkos, director of Gidget
Dave MacDowell, artist
Jodie Magid, senior vice president of publicity at Lionsgate
Mike Galaxy, music supervisor, publisher, and promoter
Kelly Farrell, attorney
Ann Suttles, high school student
Danelle Schlegelmilch, public relations executive
India Leval, fashion executive
Matt Smith, film executive
Eric Singletary, musician, The John Benders
Holly Munoz, musician, Aviette
Adam Lindsey, musician, The John Hughes Fan Club
Phil Kominsky, musician, The Lloyd Dobler Effect
Anthony Gonzalez, musician, M83
Ken Davenport, creator and director, The Awesome '80s Prom
Josh Goldstine, a se nior marketing executive at Columbia Pictures
Jay Faires, president of music at Lionsgate
Joel Gallen, director, Not Another Teen Movie

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More info can be found at The Official Book Site

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Sounds like a good read I think I might get a copy.
I don't think much of the cover art I think it makes the book look amateurish but hey maybe because im a illustrator these things seem to bother me

[ 03. February 2010, 13:23: Message edited by: Blake ]

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Paul...it sounds incredible and a must for John Hughes fans. I just wish I knew how to read.
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No Emilio Estevez?
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I don't want to sound too cynical, but this smells of a cash-in. Still... I'm tempted.

Cover sucks, though.

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i will look out for this!
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When you get it! get back to us and tell us if it's woirth a read? I hate the cover art lol
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I agree the cover art sucks, I hope this doesn't reflect the contents of the book cos it does sound a good read.
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