John Hughes is truly amazing. First, he wrote the tune Cwm Rhondda This is the backbone for a number of classic hymns, including “Guide me ever great redeemer” and “God of grace and God of glory.” It’s a wonderfully evocative tune.
Beyond that, he wrote and directed most of the 80s: Home Alone, Beethoven, Uncle Buck, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller, Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and the National Lampoon movies.
And if that weren’t enough, he’s the author of a nice structuring idea for computation, called Arrows. His paper setting out these ideas is very nice, though the later tutorial is probably a better start.