I don't really like to do RIP posts. They're sad and it makes me sadder to know that someone who improved the world, improved my world, is no longer here to continue making positive changes to the world in general. But, yesterday, Nora Ephron passed away. She wrote, directed, and produced some of the funniest, most touching, most romantic films for contemporary audiences. A clever and talented woman, she is a remarkable inspiration to anyone who wants to write.
So, even though I know no one really watches clips on blogs, I wanted to post some of my favorite scenes from her movies. You've Got Mail, let me just say, is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's my when-I'm-sick movie. I can start it at any point in the film and find myself laughing within minutes. I can quote practically the entire thing. It is that good. Some people say it's their favorite romantic comedy. Some people say they don't like romantic comedies but they love this movie. One time a friend of mine wrote a quote from it on Facebook. Another friend commented with a different quote. By the next day, there were over 90 comments, all quotes from the film as everyone joined in with their favorite lines. That, my friends, is good writing.
So, without further ado, here, in order are clips from You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie & Julia.
Sorry, a little more ado to talk about the above clip. I showed this movie to my grandparents when I was young and naive and staying with them for the summer and not understanding innuendo and how offensive some people find it. They didn't like the movie, I'm sorry to say. Too much of people living with other people who weren't married to each other. But. They did love this scene. I'd say that's another example of good writing. Now, on to the next.
I know. I've already shared this scene on this blog before. But seriously, it's so good!
A more recent favorite. Like all of her films, this movie deals with life, love, marriage, friendship, hardship, and love of life in the best way.
So, RIP Nora. You will be missed.