For the words of When Harry Met Sally, I thank you. Nora Ephron left a legacy of great movies and writings. She had a witty way of looking at well everything including her neck.
I've seen When Harry Met Sally about 15 times. It never gets stale, it always works. I remember briefly meeting Rob Reiner who came to a performance at the Bottom Line. John Hiatt, who I was working with at the time was performing. Rob came with his new girlfriend who I think is the woman he later married. At that point he had directed one wonderful movie after another: Spinal Tap, The Sure Thing ("We speak each others unspoken language"), Stand By Me and The Princess Bride. At that time, he was filming a movie in NY with Meg Ryan (who I remembered as Betsy from As The World Turns) and Billy Crystal. I thought it was interesting that Billy was staring in a romantic comedy. The basis was that a man and a woman can't just be friends without wanting to have sex.
When the movie finally came out I was so excited to see it. Nora's screenplay had everything. It was heartwarming, sassy, witty, brash and ugly. It had it all. Sally, "Are you saying I am the dog?" It's still one of my top 5 movies.
Nora wrote for the Huffington Post which has a front page tribute to her. She wrote, directed and above all it seems she was a great friend to many. Nora Ephron died at age 71.