19th May 1941 – 26th June 2012
“My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.”
Nora Ephron wrote one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time; When Harry Met Sally. The film includes cinema’s greatest declaration of love as Harry details everything he loves about Sally:
I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
For this speech alone Ephron will be greatly missed.