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?