Maybe you've heard the news...Nora Ephron has passed, leaving behind a distinct her-shaped mark on popular culture, writing, and film. Ephron was an American filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author, and blogger.
She wrote some treasured films such as Julie & Julia which pulled remarkable talent like Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci and Bewitched. If you poll any real Ephron-lover, however, these two blockbuster hits might not be on even their radars, because Ephron's most notable works are You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, and the ultimate When Harry Met Sally-- all three of which starred Meg Ryan and two of which Ephron directed herself. Claim to even one of those three films would give any screenwriter justifiable cause to cut off his or her arm, 127 Hours style.
Ephron's writing flair and mastery of voice allowed her to enjoy an enviable career worth celebrating. Here, you'll find no details of her personal life or her death, because we only want to focus on what she shared with us-- her gift of writing.
In honor of Nora Ephron, let's all pour a glass of wine and watch "Sally" in that famous diner scene or watch Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks find each other atop the Empire State Building. Whatever you're doing tonight, give a toast to the woman who changed romantic comedies forever. We salute Nora Ephron.
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Thank you, Nora