This week we lost a true matriarch of screen-writing, the acclaimed Nora Ephron. Perhaps best known for her award-winning films including When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and others, Nora’s lifelong career spanned multiple industries and mediums including print journalism, novels, directing, theater and blogging. New York Times writer Charles McGrath penned a wonderful obituary in her tribute this week, which well spells out her full and dynamic life. Later in the week, Times writer Alessandra Stanley published a piece “Nora Ephron’s Hollywood Ending” in the Fashion & Style section that makes you want to travel back in time and work tirelessly to meet Nora even once. Friends, collaborators and admirers have also turned to the internet to share their great memories and love for Nora. One of our favorite findings so far this week has been an interview conducted by MAKERS with Nora last year. It is inspiring to hear from Nora herself about her life’s work- inspirations, challenges and accomplishments. (How she didn’t let any of that slow her down). She is a woman to be admired and revered. May she inspire us all.
MAKERS also includes a list of wonderfully iconic Nora quotes on their website. To read those, click here