Nora Ephron: When Harry Met Sally (kinda May, September – Oona and Charlie, definitely straying into May, January)

[Crying hysterically] And I’m going to be forty!
In eight years!
But it’s there! It’s like a big dead end! And it’s not the same for men — Charlie Chaplin had kids in his 70’s!
Yeah, but he was too old to pick them up.

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  1. Angie
    March 27, 2014

    believe it or not, i’m reading crazy salad right now. love your post!

    • March 28, 2014

      Love that one, too! I think the book by Delia I read as a teenager was How to Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up… xox, Yr. Auntie

  2. March 28, 2014

    Love, absolutely love “When Harry Met Sally”. Nora really was someone to look up to – for this screenplay and so many other reasons.

    I must look up Delia’s book you referenced, “How to Eat Like a Child, etc.” I’m ashamed to say I’ve never read it!

    • March 29, 2014

      I watched it again recently, and it really stands up.

  3. George Kaplan
    March 29, 2014

    “May to January” Cruel! That would mean either he was a corpse or a baby! Reincarnation?!

    • March 29, 2014

      If I’m not getting it jumbled, Salinger went off to war thinking Oona was going to marry him, only to find while overseas that she had married old Charlie…

  4. George Kaplan
    March 29, 2014

    I would guess old Jerome would be less likely to call Charles the Little Tramp than a little… Oh, hush! 🙂

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