I was stunned to hear the news last night that Nora Ephron died at the age of 71. I immediately started thinking about all the classic movies–and movie houses–we have to thank her for. I’ve featured many of them in my Movie Mondays series over the years. Here are 5 of my favorites:
#1. You’ve Got Mail
Who could forget Meg Ryan’s charming brownstone in You’ve Got Mail?
#3. Hanging Up
She worked with her sister Delia Ephron on the screenplay for Hanging Up in 2000, about sisters dealing with their difficult father (played by Walter Matthau). The kitchen with all the open shelving was kind of an unusual thing to see at the time.
#4. Sleepless in Seattle
The movie Sleepless in Seattle, which she wrote and directed in the early ’90s, had us all wishing we could live on a houseboat!
#5. Julie & Julia
Julie & Julia was Ephron’s final film as a writer and director, and she received a nomination for it from The Writers Guild of America (Best Adapted Screenplay). All of the sets were wonderful, but I especially enjoyed the recreation of Julia Child’s famous kitchen (the original is now in the Smithsonian, btw).
P.S. Check out the original posts I wrote about each one to see more: