SHOPPER: Do you have the “Shoe” books? SALESPERSON: The “Shoe” books? Who’s the author? SHOPPER: I don’t know. My friend told me my daughter has to read the “Shoe” books, so here I am. KATHLEEN: Noel Streatfeild.
It’s coming on Christmas, they’re cutting down trees. Do you know that Joni Mitchell song? I wish I had a river I could skate away on. Such a sad song. And not really about Christmas at all but I was thinking about it tonight as I was decorating my Christmas tree. Unwrapping funky ornaments made of Popsicle sticks and missing my mother so much I almost couldn’t breathe. I always miss my mother at Christmas but somehow it is worse this year since I need some advice from her. I need her to make me some cocoa and tell me that everything that’s going badly in my life will sort itself out.
Last month When Harry Met Sally celebrated it’s 25th anniversary.
“I think the reason why When Harry Met Sally works is that there’s a lot of [screenwriter] Nora Ephron in Sally. It was an idea I had based on the fact that I had been single for 10 years and making a mess of my single life, and started thinking about how men dated and whether sex gets in the way of a friendship.
"I started talking to Nora about it and she said, ‘There’s definitely a film in this.’ I knew I needed to have a woman’s voice, and I was lucky enough to pick the smartest, funniest woman on the planet”. - director Rob Reiner.