This sucks. Writer/director/rom-com revolutionary Nora Ephron passed away yesterday from pneumonia stemming from acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71. A few years ago, when The Guardian asked her how she’d liked to be remembered, she answered, “As the greatest nightclub singer ever.” So be it. Likely she’ll be remembered as the writer and director of many movies that changed the romantic comedy genre and comedy in general. Personally, she wrote my favorite movie ever, When Harry Mat Sally, a film that influenced everything that came after it. Her writing was so sharp, so honest, SO funny. She also seemed like a really cool woman. She was the greatest nightclub singer ever.
Below watch the time she was awesome on The Colbert Report in 2006 and read the list she wrote in her last book, I Remember Nothing, of things she won’t and will miss. She will be missed.
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What I Won’t MissDry skinBad dinners like the one we went to last nightE-mailTechnology in generalMy closetWashing my hairBrasFuneralsIllness everywherePolls that show that 32 percent of the American people believe in creationismPollsFox TVThe collapse of the dollarBar mitzvahsMammogramsDead flowersThe sound of the vacuum cleanerBillsE-mail. I know I already said it, but I want to emphasize it.Small printPanels on Women in FilmTaking off makeup every nightWhat I Will MissMy kidsNickSpringFallWafflesThe concept of wafflesBaconA walk in the parkThe idea of a walk in the parkThe parkShakespeare in the ParkThe bedReading in bedFireworksLaughsThe view out the windowTwinkle lightsButterDinner at home just the two of usDinner with friendsDinner with friends in cities where none of us livesParisNext year in IstanbulPride and PrejudiceThe Christmas treeThanksgiving dinnerOne for the tableThe dogwoodTaking a bathComing over the bridge to ManhattanPie