Goodnight, Mr. Hughes

Sad, sad news, especially for anyone who grew up (as I did) in the 1980s.

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UPDATE: Matt Zoller Seitz offers a good tribute, though I think he overplays the "escapism" aspect of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  For an explanation of what I mean by that, it's useful to read Scott Murray's great essay on the film, in which he argues (and which I've believed for a decade or more) that Ferris is an intentional force for moral good and that his smugness is a facade for something much deeper.  Murray's piece, written before Hughes' death, also serves as a wonderful tribute.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation, RogerEbert.com, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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