Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Farewell Nora Ephron

Writer and director Nora Ephron passed away yesterday from leukemia. She was 71. She wrote screenplays from Silkwood (1983) to the delightful Julie & Julia (2009) which she also directed.

But her greatest work was her screenplay for When Harry Met Sally... (1989) It was an insightful look at how difficult it is for men and women to be platonic friends because the sex thing would get in the way. Funny in Woody Allen way but more romantic than Allen could ever be, it is a classic of cinema. I love the way the film combined rich jazz standards with New York, to create the ultimate romance. Farewell Nora. You will be missed.

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