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I'm an Australian author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Action/Adventure, and Historical fiction. I live in Brisbane, Australia. Visit my website at www.noelleclark.net

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nora Ephron - thanks for the fun

Some of my favourite movies are romantic comedies – sometimes called chick flicks. Today, the world lost one of the best writers of movies in this genre. Nora Ephron left this world, but has left a legacy of her wonderful writing, and a legion of fans who will never tire of watching her craft play out across the movie screens, with such wonderful actors as Meryl Streep, Billy Crystal, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

As a lover of the genre that Nora did so well, I feel very sad. But her philosophy on writing, and on life, show how writing, and reading, was an intrinsic part of her life.
"Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.” ~ Nora Ephron
Thank you Nora, for some of my favourite films. You will be missed.

Julie and Julia
Silkwood
Heartburn
When Harry met Sally
Sleepless in Seattle
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