Sunday, 8 July 2012

When Nora met Rob ...

Sad news recently, with the passing of screenwriter Nora Ephron, aged just 71, from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia.

Queen of the RomCom, Nora's writing was always fresh and elegant yet also poignant and tear inducing - and laugh out loud funny. She had the ability to write beautiful characters you could sympathise and empathise with, whose ups and downs you could share, especially curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a packet of chocolate digestives.

Sleepless in Seattle is one of my all time favourites; it has me blubbing and cheering at the same time. Meg Ryan's engaged-but-not-sure-it's-the-right-thing-for-her character agonises over chasing Tom Hanks's widower, with them finally brought together by the actions of the motherless Jonah.

But it's one particular scene in her award winning script, When Harry Met Sally, her collaboration with director Rob Reiner, and again starring Meg Ryan, which contains the line she'll be forever remembered for: "I'll have what she's having ... "

1 comment:

A-kasse said...

Empathizes with, whose ups and down you could share, particularly curled up on the couch with a cup of tea and a packet of chocolate digestives.