Aug 6, 2009

John Hughes

My professor at SCAD produced "The Breakfast Club," and told us the story of how he met John Hughes.

Hughes had submitted the script for what would be "National Lampoon's Vacation," and Meyer flew out to finalize the contract. Hughes worked at an advertising agency, and when he met with the producers, he mentioned that he had a few other scripts. He wanted to direct eventually, but knew that likely no one would give him much money on the first film, so the story took place in one room: "The Breakfast Club." Meyer was really impressed with and acknowledged how intuitive the man was. Then Hughes showed off his other scripts: all the movies he would eventually direct in the 1980's he had already mapped out before the start of his career.