‘All her movies are nonfiction’: remembering the life and work of Nora Ephron
you can’t chart the whole of Nora Ephron with just the name-making
hits that placed her atop the end-of-the-century romcom boom, but you can’t do so without them, either.
The polymath writer’s best-known traits – her barbed wit,
her particular taste mistaken by some for pickiness,
her profound and enduring love of food – course through scripting
gigs like When Harry Met Sally … as well as such directorial projects as Sleepless
in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.
Lovelorn and loquacious, this is the Nora fans feel
they know well enough to assume the first-name basis, a characterization that only covers one side of a many-splendored woman.