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It's always a shame when someone so influential to the world leaves us behind. It's easy to say that the world is a darker place because of their absence. I would argue that the world is a much brighter place because she was here. She written and directed some fantastic and funny movies. As one whose international gender symbol comes equipped with an arrow rather than a plus sign, I was often mocked for enjoying Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, but I did, I still do, and I thank her for how much fun those movies were.
I haven't seen Julie and Julia. I intended to, because, y'know, I always found Julia Child entertaining. Now I think I'll have to go rent it and toast a glass of scotch to Ms. Ephron while I watch.
Thank you, Nora Ephron, for great, smart, funny movies, strong messages for women, and this: