Hughes Day Tuesday: Kirk Honeycutt’s ‘John Hughes: A Life in Film’ (2015) is a solid starter biography (Book review)

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offee-table books are a risky proposition, as they can lure you in with nice design and colorful photos only for you to later discover that the prose was the least concern of the publishers. Luckily, “John Hughes: A Life in Film” (2015), by film critic and reporter Kirk Honeycutt, puts the writing first, and also features decent design. Since there’s (surprisingly) a dearth of Hughes biographies out there, Hughes superfans will want to have this in their collection, with the caveat that deeper scholarship might be published in the future.

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