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John Hughes or Cameron Crowe

 
Old 08-02-10, 09:54 PM
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John Hughes or Cameron Crowe

Music play heavily into both directors' films, and neither directed a film written by another writer. While both wrote and directed strong teenaged characters, they each were able to break out of the High School mold and make a film with living, breathing adult characters (Jerry Maguire vs. Planes, Trains and Automobiles).

As much as I love Almost Famous, John Hughes gets my vote for creating characters that you could feel living and breathing.
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Old 08-02-10, 10:01 PM
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Re: John Hughes or Cameron Crowe

Hughes basically for Planes. Ferris isn't that funny and virtually everyone is funnier than Ferris himself but i guess it's still da bomb mama jama.
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Old 08-02-10, 10:21 PM
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Re: John Hughes or Cameron Crowe

The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, weird Science, Planes, Trains and Automobiles...

Hughes in a landslide
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Old 08-02-10, 10:23 PM
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Re: John Hughes or Cameron Crowe

Hughes made films that an entire generation clung to. Cameron Crowe just makes movies. Hughes wins.
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Old 08-02-10, 10:26 PM
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Re: John Hughes or Cameron Crowe

Hughes. I'm not a fan of Crowe.
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Old 08-02-10, 10:36 PM
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Re: John Hughes or Cameron Crowe

I love Almost Famous and Vanilla Sky but have little use for Crowe's other films. I vote for Hughes. A stronger overall body of work.
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Old 08-02-10, 10:41 PM
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Re: John Hughes or Cameron Crowe

Singles/Almost famous were great..but Hughes runs awa.
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Old 08-02-10, 10:43 PM
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Re: John Hughes or Cameron Crowe

Originally Posted by Joe Buck View Post
I love Almost Famous and Vanilla Sky but have little use for Crowe's other films. I vote for Hughes. A stronger overall body of work.
Not even Fast times at Ridgemont high???
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Old 08-02-10, 11:04 PM
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Re: John Hughes or Cameron Crowe

This one was VERY difficult for me to answer. In fact -- my answer kind of makes me hurt a little. As much as I LOVE John Hughes films, I went with Cameron Crowe who created one of my Top 5 of all time favorites: Almost Famous. It was one of the movies that made me fall in love with film and I truly connect to it more so than most any other film I have seen. Both are great masters, but I have more of a personal connection to Crowe.
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Old 08-02-10, 11:31 PM
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Re: John Hughes or Cameron Crowe

Cameron Crowe. Almost Famous is a damn near perfect movie in my opinion.
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