Sunday, August 19, 2012

Nora Ephron | 1941 - 2012

You would think someone writing a blog about Screwball Comedies, Rom-Coms and Comedies would have been all over the passing of Nora Ephron.  And you're right.  A good blogger would have.

But this blog has me.  Poor thing.

The thing is, I hesitated because I've always been somewhat conflicted about Nora Ephron's work.  It's not that I'm ashamed to admit I enjoy her films.  I write this blog, I have no shame.  After thinking it all over, I determined my problem with her is that when she's good, she's very good, but...  y'know.  Once I realized that, I knew I had to write this post ASAP, because when you like someone, you have to accept them good and bad.

But then I read Nora Ephron's Potato-Chip Legacy by Matt Weinstock (The Paris Review Daily, June 28, 2012), and it kind of nailed much of what I'd been thinking.  And so I hesitated again.  I took some time to kick it all around for a few weeks, hoping that I could come up with something to add to what Mr. Weinstock wrote...

To date, I got nothin'.

If/when I do, I'll be sure and write it all down here for your reading amusement.

Until then, here's to Nora Ephron!  Because, really, there's nothing wrong with silly love songs, and there's nothing wrong with silly movies about love.