- Aug 7, 2009
Ferris Bueller director John Hughes dead at 59 [w/VIDEO]
Click above to watch the video after the jump – *warning, explicit language
One of the great commercial writers and directors of our time, John Hughes, died yesterday of a heart attack at the age of 59. According to reports, Hughes suffered a heart attack while taking a walk in Manhattan. You may not know Hughes by name, but chances are you've seen plenty of his movies. Hughes wrote, produced, and or directed Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, National Lampoons Vacation, the Home Alone trilogy, as well as Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
That's just about every major comedy of the Eighties and early Nineties, but there is one more John Hughes classic that is closest to our hearts. Ferris Bueller's Day Off was a teenage classic that had all the suspense, drama and comedy we could ever ask for, and it also contained a damn good copy of a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California in a rather prominent role. The real 1961 California had a total production count of 55 units, making it one of the most sought after Ferrari models ever made. If you've ever seen the movie, you know that it's a good thing the red roadster from the movie was actually a replica.
While Hughes has passed, we're lucky enough to have his movies for the rest of time. If you don't mind a bit of explicit language with your movie (and who does?), hit the jump to watch every scene from Ferris Bueller that contained the gorgeous little faux Ferrari. And remember – as Ferris himself noted: "Life moves pretty fast... if you don't stop and look around for a while, you could miss it."
[Sources: ABC News; YouTube]