Thursday, June 28, 2012

The idea and reality - Nora Ephron

I heard about the death of Nora Ephron today.  I didn't really know that much about her and didn't realize she did some of my favorite go to movies. When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and Julia and Julie.  The last one I watched this weekend and the color of Julia Child's kitchen inspired me to paint my bedroom teal. It is a hot color right now and apparently a hot color in the "50's".

I will say she had a knack for zeroing in on just how crazy our thinking is and how we are clueless about what is really going on until it hits us in the face.  When Harry Met Sally is my favorite of the three because you get to see the evolution of the characters. How we are never satisfied even when our fantasy is actualized. They sleep together and he freaks out.

Sleepless In Seattle is a little too much of a fantasy for me. He loses his one true love and by some miracle he finds another one true love. It feeds the idea that love is always magic and that one person out there can make all your dreams come true.  That is a lot of responsibility for one person.

I like When Harry Met Sally because it just show people and relationships are more fluid. What we think we want isn't always what we really want or need. The idea of a relationship is sometimes better than the actual relationship. Relationships are messy and people change and sometime they stay together and sometimes they don't.

In the movie Julia and Julie Julia, before she went to culinary school, Julia says " I like the idea of cooking but not sure if I will actually like cooking". It is a good thing she went with the idea.

1 comment:

  1. She was one of the few successful women directors. I am glad she got to make a few films that reflect a women's perspective