John Hughes

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  • Humor In The Breakfast Club

    “I don’t think of kids as a lower form of the human species.”-John Hughes. The films of the late John Hughes culminated the influence of a generation in comedy, while marking an advent of cinematic ingenuity during the 1980’s. Selling jokes and working in the offices of National Lampoon Magazine, Hughes arrived on-screen in his early 30’s. Ushering in a series of teen hits such as, Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), and Pretty in Pink (1986), Hughes established himself as a storyteller by attracting an array of audiences. In exploring the limitations of comedic cinema, he created a masterpiece with The Breakfast Club; a simple, yet powerful film that projected humor through teenage drama in a…

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  • Cliques In The Breakfast Club

    Directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club, is a film that follows the events of five teenagers serving their time -and shenanigans- in detention, while lifelong friendships are made by the simple act of understanding and relation. In the opening of the movie, the teenagers quickly group together based on what they know: the ‘popular’ and ‘athletic’ together, against the ‘rebel’, ‘nerd’ and ‘odd-ball’, who are all ultimately against the covetous Vice Principal. As detention drags on, the…

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  • Social Issues In John Hughes's The Breakfast Club

    In the John Hughes’ 1984 film, The Breakfast Club, there were a lot underlying social issues that are very relatable to teens in high school of that age range. The early 80’s film was centered around five teens who have in some way been stereotyped by not only their peers but also by their parents and other authority figures. The main theme for the film is to overcome stereotypes and develop a voice for one’s self. As we as self-confidence and self-acceptance. At the end of the film each…

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  • High School Stereotypes In John Hughes's The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club, directed by John Hughes, displays that stereotypes do not define an individual because each person is far deeper than their outer shells show. He delves into the importance of external and internal identity by introducing five different characters, each embodying a specific high school stereotype. All five students are seen by others ‘in the simplest of terms’ and by the most convenient definitions. As the film progresses each character realizes that they are more complex…

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  • Women In The 1980s

    business, film producers sought to expand their audience. Because of this, coming-of-age movies that explored teenagers’ issues were particularly popular. Screenwriter and director John Hughes produced numerous films, including Weird Science (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986), among others. The films’ success is credited with presenting teenagers as relatable protagonists, instead of mere background characters. Furthermore, these films seek to portray youth after the…

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  • Character Analysis Essay On The Breakfast Club

    Brian: The Relatable Nerd High school: the time in everyone’s life where they can experience new things about themselves and the world around them. “The best four years of your life” people say. But is it really? For Brian Johnson, that is not the case necessarily. Between juggling the weight of his multiple academic clubs, his academic success, and maintaining his reputation in his parent’s eyes Brian seems to have a pretty busy life. But one Saturday that all changes. Surrounded by a group of…

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  • Social Barriers In The Breakfast Club

    We all have our favorite movies. We chose them because maybe we can relate to the plot on a personal level, or they take us to a different world on an adventure for a while. In The Breakfast Club, the director John Hughes uses music, dialogue and backstory to bring out the similarities the kids have behind social barriers because he wants people watching to see how no matter how different people seem, we may have more in common than meets the eye. Music plays a big role throughout this classic…

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  • Movie Analysis: The Breakfast Club

    Breakfast Club (1985) directed by John Hughes, illustrates the contrasting personalities of teenagers Allison, Andrew, Brian, Claire and John, as they spend their Saturday morning in detention. From early on, each character is portrayed to belong to a certain clique within their high school. Through this, the film highlights the different labels put on each individual, their more or less hostile interactions, and what factors influence the nature of these interactions. From the beginning,…

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  • The Breakfast Club Movie Analysis

    The Breakfast Club is a well-known 1980’s movie directed by John Hughes. It follows five teenagers who end up in detention on Saturday due to their actions during the school week. Each of these teenagers come from a different social group and immediately judge one another but after getting to know one another they realize that they are more similar than they first thought. Each character in this film commits deviant behaviors. A deviant behavior is a behavior that/…. Andrew Clark is a…

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  • Stereotypes In John Hughes's The Breakfast Club

    “Dear America, we accept the fact that we’re different and live with certain labels not necessarily willfully obtained by our own accord. But we think you’re crazy for making us live them, telling us who you think we are. You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that in each and every one of us is a brain. And a jock, and a loser, a rich girl, and a nerd. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast…

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