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A 1999 interview with John Hughes

A blast from the past: This 1999 chat is apparently the last interview writer-director John Hughes ever gave. Talks about his films, the music for them, and some of the people influenced by him, like Kevin Smith:
I brought up Kevin Smith, writer/director of Clerks and Chasing Amy, who has more than once mentioned Hughes as an influence, even going so far as to base his upcoming Dogma around a quest by his recurring characters, Jay and Silent Bob, to find Shermer, Illinois (a mythical Chicago suburb where many of Hughes' teen films were set). "Someone mentioned that to me," Hughes says. "I saw Clerks, and it made me a little jealous. I wanted to do something similar. I like how he stays in New Jersey and retains that regional flavor. I admire what he's doing."
Via Kevin Smith, in fact; someone passed him along the link on his Twitter feed.

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