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In Memoriam: Nora Ephron

by habituallychic

06 . 27 . 12
Yesterday ended on a very sad note for many people around the world.  It was announced that the writer Nora Ephron passed away. I think The Los Angeles Times described her perfectly as, A rare author and screenwriter whose works appealed to highbrow readers and mainstream moviegoers.” I grew up watching her films Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, and my favorite You’ve Got Mail. And more importantly quoting them verbatim. Sometimes it’s nice to watch a moody, broody foreign film that ends ambiguously but more often I prefer to watch one her films that end neatly tied up in a ribbon.  I’m a sucker for a happy ending and her films always leave you feeling that maybe you too will find your happy ending. 

Above all, be the heroine of your lifenot the victim.” 
– Nora Ephron


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  1. dervla Kelly June 27, 2012 | 5:46 pm

    I’m so sad about her passing.

  2. Karena June 27, 2012 | 8:50 pm

    Such an extraordinary woman. Rest in Peaceful bliss knowing you inspired so many women Nora!

    Art by Karena

  3. Donna in Potomac June 27, 2012 | 11:06 pm

    She not only told a good story, she lived one as well…and we’re the lucky beneficiaries of her comedic wit and wisdom. Thank you Nora for sharing so much with us!

    In the last chapter of her book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, she came up with a few instructions for her funeral reception, so I’m hoping there’ll be lots of champagne, and “those little finger sandwiches from William Poll”. Afterall, her life IS something to celebrate.

  4. gp June 28, 2012 | 10:04 am

    A great loss. Is there a better combination that smart and funny?

  5. LiveLikeYou June 28, 2012 | 10:30 am

    She inspired a whole generation of women to write and share their funny stories on the big screen! I will be eternally grateful to her.

  6. Victoria June 28, 2012 | 11:22 am

    Yesterday was a very sad day for me. I am a big fan of her films and her books. I gave “I Feel Bad About My Neck” to a number of friends. She told the stories of her life in a way that related to so many of us. She made us laugh and cry. I have watched “Sleepless in Seattle” too many times to count, but I still cannot get through it without tears. Last night I watched “Heartburn” which is the story of her life with Carl Bernstein. She deserved Nick Pileggi. Many will miss her; maybe that is the best tribute any of us can hope for.

  7. Tish June 28, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    So sad…think I might have to have a Nora marathon of movies this weekend. Only right…