Last summer, sad news hit Hollywood with the sudden passing of Sleepless in Seattle director and When Harry Met Sally writer Nora Ephron. Though she won't be making anymore films, her legacy will live on in cinema for years to come. In addition, the life of Ephron will also be getting the film treatment thanks to HBO. Show More Summary
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When writer/director Nora Ephron passed away in June, the industry lost not only an iconic filmmaker, but, it could be said, the grand dame of the romantic-comedy genre. Though she hadn't been as active in recent years, her seminal "Sleepless in Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally..." continue to be archetypes for what a whip-smart [...]
Tom Hanks will make his Broadway debut in a play written by his friend, the late Sleepless in Seattle director Nora Ephron. Hanks will play the late tabloid columnist Mike McAlary in Lucky Guy, Ephron's play about the charismatic and controversial newspaperman, who worked for both the New York Post and its rival the New [...]
In Tuesday morning's round up of news briefs, Nora Ephron planned her memorial, which took place Monday in New York. Also, the latest schedule is out with a packed schedule of Comic-Con events. An Agatha Christie adaptation will get U.S. distribution; and new castings for Sir Anthony Hopkins, Alicia Silverstone and Billy Burke. Social Network [...]
Nora Ephron, the rare writer who transitioned into a successful filmmaker, showcased a generation’s romance in all its passionate, prickly glory. Nora Ephron wrote a great number of highly regarded long-form essays, many of which acquired new readers when dredged up in the fond remembrances that appeared after the writer-filmmaker’s passing, but the piece I [...]
When you go to the barbecue tomorrow, you’re going to need something to talk about with all of your friends. Here are a few suggestions: Did you read my tweet about Nora Ephron? Who is the most fuckable guest in the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? Did the Engineers in Prometheus create us just to punch [...]
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Also in Thursday afternoon's round up of news briefs, the folks at the Academy announced some new rules in various categories governing the Oscars. A comedy and a thriller head to U.S. theaters and a Halle Berry thriller gets some legs. Academy Makes Some Rule Changes for 2013 Oscars The significant changes are in the [...]
Nora Ephron, who died this week of complications from leukemia, knew the formula.
Film critic and author Marsha McCreadie remembers an afternoon spent with the late Nora Ephron discussing life, filmmaking, and the industry for her book The Women Who Write the Movies. So how did I actually get to interview Nora Ephron, who died at the age of 71 two days ago in Manhattan? I had put [...]
The writer/director passed away Wednesday.
Nora Ephron‘s film career – despite three Oscar nominations and credit with re-inventing an entire genre – somehow doesn’t get the legendary status that it probably deserves. She only wrote and/or directed a few more than a dozen movies,...Show More Summary
Though the late Nora Ephron became increasingly ill during her final months due to her battle with leukemia, the famed writer-director had two major projects lined up that would have likely pleased long-time fans of her work. While she wasn't currently in production on either of the films when she passed, both were in the [...]
We'll have what she's having.
Late yesterday afternoon, someone posted on Tumblr that Nora Ephron may have died based on a random tweet from a newspaper columnist about her funeral. This same Tumblr account later posted that Nora Ephron’s agent or editor or representative of some kind denied this and claimed that Nora Ephron was still alive. Soon after this, [...]
On June 26th, writer/director Nora Ephron died at the age of 71. According to CNN, she was undergoing treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. After a stellar career as a journalist and essayist – writing sharply and often with causticShow More Summary
The filmmaker best known for romantic comedies like Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally... passed from leukemia in New York. [...]
Nora Ephron, who wrote and directed iconic modern romantic comedies and served as the wry voice of multiple generations, died Tuesday of pneumonia, a complication from the acute myeloid leukemia she’d been diagnosed with in 2006. Her illness had been a private matter, known to close friends and family only. This meant that those of [...]
It was reported earlier tonight that Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Nora Ephron died at the age of 71 from pneumonia, a complication resulting from acute myeloid leukemia, a condition with which she was diagnosed in 2006. Ephron...Show More Summary