Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Rest in Peace Nora
As I got older, I found an appreciation for "You've Got Mail." Whenever I see the word "fox" I still say "F.O.X" to myself. At first I thought the allure was due to the classic Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks duo, but then I began to realize it was the story, not the actors that drew me in and had me watching those movies over and over again, night after night.
When I moved away, having never seen "When Harry Met Sally," I bought it as soon as I saw the name Nora Ephron on the back. I watch it probably once a month, especially on those particularly bad days. "There is too much pepper on my paprikash." is now integrated into my daily vocabulary. "When Harry Met Sally" was released the year I was born. Ms. Ephron truly knew how to tell a story that could transcend time.
Nora Ephron created some of my favorite movies of all time, and I know it's cheesy, but I owed a debt of gratitude to her for helping me to know three things about true love:
1. Sometimes you find it in the most unexpected places.
2. It's so important for your love to be your best friend.
3. It lasts a lifetime.
It's a shame that Nora Ephron had to die. I could watch anything she touched. Now I will leave you with one of my favorite scenes from "When Harry Met Sally."
What is your favorite Nora Ephron film?