Nora Ephron, screenwriter and horrifically unattractive representation of our species, died yesterday at the age of 71 from leukemia. You might know Ephron if you like Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal movies. Or Tom Hanks movies before he started making good movies. LA Times reports:
Nora Ephron, who cast an acerbic eye on relationships, metropolitan living and aging in essays, books, plays and hit movies including “Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally…” and “Julie & Julia,” died Tuesday in New York. She was 71. Ephron died at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was being treated for acute myeloid leukemia and pneumonia…Ephron directed eight feature films, including “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail” (both featuring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) and had screenplay credits on more than a dozen productions. She earned three Oscar nominations — for writing “Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally…” and “Silkwood.” As a playwright, she wrote “Imaginary Friends” and, with her sister Delia, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.”
When aliens finally find the Earth abandoned and destroyed, I don’t think a copy of “You’ve Got Mail” or “Sleepless in Seattle” will be transferred to their artifacts museum, but she died yesterday, so if you read the Internet today, those movies are the greatest movies ever made for the next few days or so. And if you disagree you’re wrong and sexist, so keep that in mind. Also, keep in mind that when Ephron found out her second husband, Washington Post journalist Carl Bernstein, cheated on her, she publicly told anybody who would listen the true identity of Deep Throat, Woodward and Bernstein’s anonymous informant during the Watergate scandal. So, in conclusion, Nora Ephron made some good chick flicks and was kinda a petty cunt. I hope I didn’t miss anything.