Thank you, Nora Ephron

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Whenever I want to be reminded of smart, funny, poignant, meaningful writing, I read something written by Nora Ephron. Screenwriter, film maker, novelist, essayist and brilliant speaker, she was also a prolific blogger.

Her talent was a constant inspiration to many women pursuing the dream of becoming a writer and a source of tremendous enjoyment to all readers – and viewers – of her work. I love *laugh out loud* moments and Ephron was a master of the art.

The first book of hers that I read was “Heartburn”, back in the 1980′s and I’ve been a fan ever since.

Nora Ephron passed from this life today and she will be missed.

The New York Times has an excellent obituary which can be read by clicking here.

This link will take you to videos of five classic scenes from her movies. The one below is my all-time favourite from When Harry Met Sally.

The following is a list of just her film credits. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Which one was a favourite of yours?

Film Name / TV Show Name (Episode Name)
Role
Category
Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Film
Bewitched  2005
Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Film
Director, Producer
Film
Hanging Up  2000
Producer, Screenwriter
Film
Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Film
Executive Producer
Film
Husbands and Wives  1992 -Dinner Party Guest
Actor
Film
Director, Screenwriter
Film
The Super  1991
Screenwriter
Film
Producer, Screenwriter
Film
Crimes and Misdemeanors  1989 -Wedding Guest
Actor
Film
Cookie  1989
Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Film
Associate Producer, Screenwriter
Film
Heartburn  1986
Screenwriter, Book Author
Film
Voice
TV
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Michael  1996
Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Film
Mixed Nuts  1994
Director, Screenwriter
Film
Director, Screenwriter
Film
Silkwood  1983
Screenwriter
Film
Screenwriter
Film
Screenwriter
Film
Screenwriter
Film
  
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24 responses to “Thank you, Nora Ephron

  1. So saddened by her loss. Thanks for this lovely tribute, Patricia! She paved the way for many, and will be sorely missed.

  2. Soooooo sad!!! Wonderful tribute Patricia. So many on that list are favs of mine. Julie & julia was my inspiration for starting a blog. And there are so many on there I haven’t seen that I’ll definitely make a point to!!!
    So sad….but what a life she lived! Wow.

  3. I’ve known her name, I’ve known her projects, but with so few had I put two + two together. Thanks for the list. Love her humour, so many films on the list are favourites.

  4. Taking a quick break to stop in and say thanks for this tribute to Nora Ephron. Loved her! Saw almost all of her movies and loved her book, I Hate My Neck. She will be missed but will live forever in her stories!
    That scene from When Harry Met Sally is my favorite, too!

    • I hope you take a few breaks, my dear, with all that re-writing going on! I totally agree about Ephron’s “Neck” book = hilarious. I’m going to reread all her work.

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