04:15 PM EDT 07/15/2014
Originally posted 07/14/2014 01:45PM
Long before Ted Mosby wanted to woo Robin on How I Met Your Mother, When Harry Met Sally... was there to teach audiences about the drama and dangers that can arise from woman and men trying to be friends.
It's been 25 years since the romantic comedy first hit theaters, and deli sandwiches still aren't the same. The story of a guy and girl who met, hated each other, became friends, stopped being friends and then finally fell in love, When Harry Met Sally... continues to inspire other films in its genre.
Originally posted 07/11/2014 05:45PM
It's curious how the single best line in Nora Ephron's script for When Harry Met Sally..., released July 14, 1989, is spoken by neither Harry nor Sally. Instead, it's an unnamed character who reacts to Sally's fake orgasm in Katz's Deli with, "I'll have what she's having."
Originally posted 12/31/2013 10:00AM
When real life fails again and again to provide us with any valuable lessons, we turn to film. And as we bid 2013 a farewell (fond or otherwise), we're looking to New Year's Eve parties from the silver screen for guidance.
Originally posted 11/13/2013 12:15AM
When Harry Met Sally posed many timeless questions. For example, can men and women ever really just be friends? And more importantly, how will fellow restaurant patrons react when one diner proceeds to moan ecstatically and pound her fists against the table, eventually emitting high-pitched screams of pleasure?
NYC stunt collective Improv Everywhere attempted to answer the latter question, enlisting a flash mob of 20 women to recreate the 1989 rom-com's infamous scene in Katz's Delicatessen (you know, that one). According to the group's website, the prank was staged unbeknownst to the deli's staffers, whose candid expressions are pretty priceless.
Originally posted 06/27/2012 09:55AM
A true trailblazer, Nora Ephron leaves behind a legacy of always knowing the right (and wittiest) thing to say. She was "an expert in all the departments of living well," according to Meryl Streep – one of many paying tribute to the late author-journalist-screenwriter-director, who died Tuesday at 71.
"You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches, or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly," Streep – who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Julia Child in Ephron's Julie & Julia (2009) – wrote in an email to The New York Times. "Nora just looked at every situation and cocked her head and thought, ‘Hmmmm, how can I make this more fun?'"
Streep wasn't the only celebrity to remember Ephron fondly.
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