John Hughes — the JD Salinger of movie directors — dies, age 59August 6, 2009 By admin A shame. Now snobs will admit they always loved the movies they made fun of when he was alive. What an ear. Yes, John Hughes worked best depicting a very slender slice of humanity during a particular era; so did Jane Austen and Woody Allen. Lots of melancholy 40-somethings out there tonight…. UPDATE: John Hughes Seven Greatest Cinematic Moments More from my siteJews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership condemns ‘dirty scoundrels’‘Last night I had a terrible dream…’Attorney General Holder calls spending on prisons ‘unsustainable’‘Violent retards’ alert!