This day last year the great Nora Ephron passed away at the age of 71. She was a force to be reckoned with and could come up with a cracking one liner. She was the writer and director of some of my favourite movies, including When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. I make no apologies for loving feel-good movies and she was a genius when it came to making genuinely funny and riveting romantic comedies. Her characters were believable and lovable and she always added the right amount of poignancy in her films.
Nora also wrote a number of books and I read ‘I feel sorry about my neck‘ on holiday last year. Whilst the book is mostly about the perils of getting older (she was in her late 60s when she wrote it) I was enthralled and laughed my way through it. I knew my mum would relate to the book even more than me so I immediately bought her a copy on my arrival home.
“In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind” ~ Nora Ephron
As a young woman
With the wonderful Meryl Streep
On the ‘You’ve Got Mail’ set with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan