According to the Washington Post, the prolific screenwriter, director and author Nora Ephron died of leukemia today at the age of 71, hours after her representative reported that the author was “gravely ill.”
Whether it was through her classic rom-coms like Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail, dramas like Silkwood or her essay collection I Feel Bad About My Neck, three-time Oscar-nominee Ephron almost certainly pulled at your heartstrings at some point in the past two decades. It’s just statistics. To commemorate her amazing heart and wite, we gathered a few of our favorite Ephron movie moments. You know you’re going to cry anyway, so just go ahead. We know we will be too.
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When Harry Met Sally‘s Orgasm Scene (1989): One of Ephron’s most parodied, talked about and beloved scenes would have to be Meg Ryan‘s complete and total enjoyment of a piece of pie at Katz’ deli. May we always have what she’s having, Nora.
Sleepless in Seattle‘s Chick Movie Scene (1993) Tom Hanks‘ wife Rita Wilson memorably breaks down what’s so great about the movie An Affair To Remember. “That’s a chick movie!” Tom’s character declares…before faux-sobbing about The Dirty Dozen. Chick movie? You better believe it, buddy.
Sleepless in Seattle‘s Final Scene (1993): We’re sorry, but if you can watch the last scene of Sleepless in Seattle, starring epic duo Hanks and Ryan on the Empire State Building, without crying, your heart is made out of pure , old stone. “We’re doing okay, aren’t we?” “One of my wife’s favorites.” “It’s me.” Annnnnd there are the tears.