John Hughes, RIP:

The movies of John Hughes helped define a generation. I can still recite much of the dialog from "The Breakfast Club" and Ferris Bueller's Day Off" from memory (much to the chagrin of my family). He may have only directed eight films, but he wrote over three dozen. No longer. John Hughes died Thursday of a heart attack. He was 59.

UPDATE: More thoughts from Usha Rodrigues and Larry Ribstein, and Eric Chiappinelli notes that Cameron Frye's house is for sale. How much? . . . Anyone? Anyone? . . . $2.3 million.