Sadly one of my favorite screenwriters and filmmakers Nora Ephron has passed away on Tuesday night in Manhattan. She was 71…
She made 3 of my favorite romantic comedy movies “Sleepless in Seattle” , “When Harry Met Sally…,” and “You’ve Got Mail” ……Her last movie was “Julie & Julia.”
Her breakthrough as a screenwriter was in 1989 When Harry Met Sally was one of the most quotable comedies in movie history…. This is my favorite line from the movie:
“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s, Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. “
Her second film as writer/director was 1993’s Sleepless In Seattle
, which I love and blogged about here
In 1998 she co-wrote and directed You’ve Got Mail….. my “feel good” movie of all times!!!….I have to add this final scene from the movie…. Yes, it might be cheesy for some…. but I am a hopeless romantic and I love happy endings….Here’s to you, Nora Ephron… Thank you for giving us these moments….May you Rest In Peace
Last night I watched You’ve Got Mail …. I forgot how much I just love this movie!
It’s one of my favorite romanic comedies…It always seems to lift my spirit when ever I watch it…Nora Ephron directed the movie and wrote the screenplay as well. I just love her movies …. She always manages to bring back old hollywood romance to the screen with a modern sense of humor. I like the choices of music in this movie… though I think that she did a much better job with the music in Sleepless in Seattle ( one of my favorite sound tracks )…
And I have to say I don’t think that there is a screen couple more perfect than Tom Hank and Meg Ryan today…
One of my favorite lines in the movie is when Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) types this on her computer:
Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life- well, a valuable , but small- and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it , or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this comic question out into the void. So good night, dear void.
Just thought that I’ll put Sleepless in Seattle as well since its directed by Nora Ephron and stars Hanks and Ryan as well…. and because I love this movie too :p
One of my favorite lines in this movie is when Tom Hanks’s character speaks to Dr Marcia on her radio show:
Dr Marcia Fieldstone: Tell me what was so special about your wife?
Sam Baldwin: Well, how long is your program? ……Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.