In celebration of love and You've Got Mail, Vanity Fair gathered a team from the movie to discuss Nora Ephron, her writing, and her taste. For one thing, she hated blue, she hated blue so much she forbid it from appearing in her movies:Dianne Dreyer (associate producer): Nora as I say, all within her specific... More »
Well, well, they're both writers now, and everyone's mind is valuable no matter what's in it, or whatever the all-flattening faux-populist ontological miasma is whispering in our ears these days. Anyway, a tiny troll who lives underShow More Summary
(Photo by Christopher Taylor) I have recently fallen in love with the turtleneck. It's a fairly new relationship, inspired by Nora Ephron. It elongates my neck, keeps me warm and has a simple elegance to it. It's a perfect winter staple...Show More Summary
Nora Ephron's movie Julie & Julia is based on a book by Julie Powell about her making every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Some genius took the movie and cut all the Julie parts out of it, leaving just a...Show More Summary
In this special Pretty Hurts series, the Cut explores women’s complicated relationships to beauty standards and the efforts required to meet them. Nora Ephron didn't just feel bad about her neck. She called breasts, or her lack of them, “the hang-up of my life.” In a 1972 Esquire essay, she wrote, “If... More »
by Jazmine Hughes Last week, I had a piece published in the New Yorker. Aside from getting my first job and meeting Nora Ephron's editor (he said I had a "very similar spirit" to her), seeing my name in the New Yorker was, easily, the...Show More Summary
Nora Ephron was planning to direct the Peggy Lee biopic before she passed away in 2012, with Reese Witherspoon set to star and produce. [...]
Considering she won an Academy Award for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk The Line, it’s unsurprising that Reese Witherspoon would want to take on the role of another famous singer. Reportedly she and Nora Ephron had long been...Show More Summary
My Nora Ephron Sunflowers As longtime readers know, I used to work in Hollywood as Kevin Costner's assistant. I never met Robin Williams, but in 1991 Kevin was nominated by the Directors Guild of America as best director for Dances....
"Liz, you do your column with minor mistakes, so your readers will respond!" said my friend, the late Nora Ephron. She liked to josh with me about making corrections, saying, "You're the only one who does this!" So we were ahead of "social media" all along and didn't know it. • Regarding Elaine Stritch doing only one movie for Woody Allen, September. Show More Summary
Riot grrrl turned comedienne Carrie Brownstein has been winning frenzied praise for her sketch show with Fred Armisen, Portlandia. But now this fierce and funny lady is going solo to tackle a promising movie project. Variety reportsShow More Summary
Also: Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein will complete Nora Ephron's unfinished screenplay for Lost in Austen; finalists for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year are announced.
The dream of the 1790s is alive in Meryton. Read more...
It's been over two years since filmmaker Nora Ephron passed away. The director of films like Sleepless in Seattle and writer of When Harry Met Sally was one of the best known female filmmakers in the business. When Ephron left this world, she left behind in incomplete screenplay. Show More Summary
Calling all "You've Got Mail" obsessives: Nora Ephron's work will return to the big screen once more. Two years after the celebrated writer and director's death, "Portlandia" star Carrie Brownstein will complete Ephron's unfinished adaptation of U.K. Show More Summary
Long ago, Carrie Brownstein went from being a furiously talented punk rock singer and guitarist and songwriter to a furiously talented punk rock all-around media presence. At this point, Brownstein is more famous for Portlandia than for any of her musical pursuits, and she’ll soon make her feature acting debut in the Todd Haynes film [...]
Today it was announced that Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein will be brought on to finish Nora Ephron's adaptation of the British miniseries Lost in Austen, which the late writer and filmmaker had been developing as a feature film for Columbia Pictures. This will be Brownstein's first time writing a feature film,... More »
Carrie Brownstein will finish the 'Lost in Austen' screenplay started by the late Nora Ephron before she passed away in 2012. [...]
Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice is a book in a unique position. It has remained consistently popular for centuries, yet nobody is especially interested in seeing an adaptation of it that doesn’t involve some kind of wacky twist. It’s been recreated in the present day, it’s been turned into a YouTube series, and it’s been invaded by the undead. Show More Summary