IT is no mean achievement to write yourself into Hollywood legend, to craft a line that people, frankly, give a damn about, words that make them feel they're not in Kansas any more but somewhere different and special.
So here's looking at you, Nora Ephron, for a seismic line in a certain delicatessen scene in When Harry Met Sally– "I'll have what she's having".
Ephron, who died this week, was a journalist who turned to writing and directing films in which recognisable women did and said understandable things, some funny, some smart, some embarrassing, but always authentic. In doing so, as could be seen from the reaction to her passing this week, she became a Hollywood heroine to many. Ephron didn't take a sledgehammer to Hollywood's glass ceiling, it is true, but she had a heck of a good go at it with her pen.
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