Cameron Crowe & John Hughes Review Assignments (March 8 due)

51fjc51ecylWatch one of the Cameron Crowe or John Hughes films using this aw-filmmakers-evaluation-rubric and evaluation guidelines. This evaluation should be turned in by Wednesday, March 8 at noon. You may review a wildcard film from your “Final Project Filmmaker” if you’d prefer. You will discover most trademarks from reading the articles and watching the videos. However –here are a few more for each.

Cameron Crowe (extra trademarks)

  • A Lead Character at a Crossroads of life
  • The unforgettable female lead
  • The Girl “he” Never Saw Coming
  • Heartbreaking love monologues
  • Quote worthy dialogue
  • Cute kids
  • Incredible (or memorable) soundtracksay-anything-poster-jpg-html
  • Frequently has films featuring single parents
  • Male protagonists are sometimes outcast or considered “uncool”
  • Characters face major loss and have to find themselves again (and change in the process)
  • Teenage or relationship angst

Cameron Crowe Film Options

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) -Writer

Say Anything (1989)

Singles (1992)

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Almost Famous (2000)almost-famous

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Elizabethtown (2005)

We Bought a Zoo (2011)


John Hughes (extra trademarks)

  • Movies are often set in Illinois
  • Teen films will feature scene in lunchroom, library, or school hallway
  • References to art or artists
  • Close-up shots of two characters looking into each other’s eyeso-breakfast-club-570
  • Many of his films end with a freeze frame shot
  • Ensemble casts shine or provide great support for lead characters
  • Uses “Beatles” songs as support for some films
  • Often worked with acting talent John Candy, Molly Ringwold, Anthony Michael Hall, and Chevy Chase.
  • Cute and crazy kids
  • Slapstick comedy


John Hughes Film Options

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) – Writer

Mr. Mom  (1983) – Writerwhich-do-you-prefer-sixteen-candles-pretty-pink

Sixteen Candles (1984) – Writer, Director

The Breakfast Club (1985) – Writer, Director

Pretty in Pink (1986) – Writer

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – Writer, Director

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) – Writer, Director

She’s Having a Baby (1987) –Writer, Directorvjme9h

The Great Outdoors (1988) – Writer

Uncle Buck (1989) – Writer, Director

Home Alone (1990) – Writer (THIS IS NOT A VIEWING CHOICE)

Career Opportunities (1991) – Writer

Curly Sue (1991) –Writer, Director

Only the Lonely (1991) – Producer

Beethoven (1992) – Writermv5bmjazmzi1otg1ov5bml5banbnxkftztcwodkwndaxmw-_v1_sy500_cr00693500_al_

Dennis the Menace (1993) – Writer

Baby’s Day Out (1994) –Writer

Maid in Manhattan (2002) -Writer




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