Nora Ephron’s legacy and the state of romantic comedy

Jeremy Hobson and Jeff Horwich Jun 27, 2012
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Nora Ephron’s legacy and the state of romantic comedy

Jeremy Hobson and Jeff Horwich Jun 27, 2012
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We received the sad news yesterday that filmmaker and screenwriter Nora Ephron has passed away.

She left behind her a legacy of romantic comedy classics, like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally.”

She redefined the genre through her use of honesty, and made new classics out of movies that really borrowed from the past. In an age when seemingly dozens of lackluster romcoms are released each year, can the genre return to its previous glory?

Here to talk with us in today’s Mid-day Extra about the rise and fall of the romantic comedy is Scott Beggs, managing editor of Film School Rejects.

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