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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm sick, so time for some heresy to spark discussion...

People like to complain about how Spielberg and Lucas created a generation of films aimed at overgrown men-children. But I wonder how much of the youth-oriented nature of films today are the fault of John Hughes. All his generic teens and their generic issues, the films in the end coming down on the side of the conformists and middle-class whitebread midwesterners, preparing us for a crop of faux-rebellious teen flicks that are scared of real diversity or class difference.

Who's your vote for director/film-maker most responsible for the immature crop of pictures the American film industry puts out?

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