Tuesday, June 26, 2012
MAY WE HAVE WHAT SHE HAD: After a six year stuggle with leukemia, Nora Ephron died earlier today. Of course, her best-remembered works are When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless In Seattle, and You've Got Mail, which still shape romantic comedies today, but her first film--This Is My Life--the story of a mother (played by Julie Kavner in one of her few live action roles) trying to make it as a standup comic and how that changes her relationship with her daughters--is a small gem that's unfortunately not available much of anywhere. Her influence will continue to be felt, and the Times does a better job than we ever could of talking about her accomplishments.
Posted by Matt at 10:58 PM