Lessons from the Screenplay looks at how the late screenwriter Nora Ephron gave us a refreshing romantic comedy in When Harry Met Sally. By focusing on internal conflict, the story was able to go on a leisurely pace without becoming aimless.
When Harry Met Sally, written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner, is generally acknowledged as one of the greats of the rom-com form. But a close look by filmmaker Michael Tucker of Lessons From The Screenplay shows that the 1989 romantic comedy is actually groundbreaking as well. Show More Summary
How ‘When Harry Met Sally’ defies as many genre conventions as it embraces. Continue reading on Film School Rejects »
Filmmaker Michael Tucker of Lessons from the Screenplay discussed the concept of recognizable genres. Tucker used the example of the the wonderful 1989 Nora Ephron film When Harry Met Sally to show how writers encompass audience expectation while seeking to put unique spin on familiar conventions...[E]very once in a while, a film like When […]
The creative team behind Good Girls Revolt, which chronicled the the story of three young women (including Nora Ephron) working at a Newsweek-like magazine in 1969, started a revolution when Amazon canceled the show late last year, and pitched the second season to several other networks. Unfortunately, creator Dana… Read more...
Certain body parts show signs of aging more overtly than others, and one of them is the neck. As the late, great Nora Ephron once wrote, "Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth. You have to cut open a redwood tree to see howShow More Summary
Reality beat rom-coms to a romantic gesture coming out of unfortunate circumstances so obvious it's crazy that it was never in a Nora Ephron movie. Newlyweds Jeff and Rebecca Payne of Centreville, Ohio en route to their reception after being wed in holy matrimony, got stuck in traffic on the US-35. Show More Summary
Note: Spoilers if you haven't watched the premiere episode of Amazon's "Good Girls Revolt." The late Nora Ephron plays a pivotal role in Amazon's new drama "Good Girls Revolt," which debuted Sunday on the company's streaming video service. The...Show More Summary
Book Description: Science fiction icon Connie Willis brilliantly mixes a speculative plot, the wit of Nora Ephron, and the comedic flair of P. G. Wodehouse in Crosstalk a genre-bending novel that pushes social media, smartphone technology,...Show More Summary
WELL, THIS HEADLINE SHOULD MAKE THE WAR ON MEN GO TO DEFCON ONE: GENDERS DIVIDED IN THE US — IF ONLY MEN VOTED, DONALD TRUMP WOULD WIN BY A LANDSLIDE. It’s probably for the best that Nora Ephron isn’t around to see this.
Pretty much everybody who was alive in 1998 fondly recalls You’ve Got Mail, both the email notification noise and the Nora Ephron film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. We’re specifically talking about the movie, though, which updated...Show More Summary
Weiner, who considers Nora Ephron one of her biggest influences, evokes an Ephronian kind of raw humor, cynicism, commiseration, and straight talk in Hungry Heart: “You fall, you get hurt, you get up again.” The post Author Jennifer Weiner Tackles Sexism and Self-Doubt in New Memoir appeared first on Rewire.
Amazon has released the first trailer for their upcoming original television series Good Girls Revolt starring Anna Camp (True Blood, Pitch Perfect) as Jane Hollander, Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot, The Newsroom) as Nora Ephron and Jim Belushi as Wick McFadden. Show More Summary
Richard Cohen reminisces about Nora Ephron, not always to her advantage, in “She Made Me Laugh.”
Richard Cohen's 'She Made Me Laugh' recalls the writer/director.
Wrote Nora Ephron, a while back. I'm finding that this morning, because Dick Gephardt is in the news today, blogged here, where William asked "How did Gephardt spend so many years in public life without being relentlessly mocked for his orange hair. Show More Summary
I’m a big fan of Nora Ephron’s movies and books (books like Heartburn, Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble, I Feel Bad about My Neck; movies like When Harry Met, Sleepless in Seattle). In fact, I just recommended Heartburn for my monthly...Show More Summary
THIS SEEMS LIKE A SAFE PREDICTION: HuffPo Will Be Just As Freakin’ Nuts Without Arianna. Nora Ephron certainly wrapped up her career in grand style there.
In the wake of all the recent "women aren't funny" nonsense surrounding Paul Feig's Ghostbusters, just imagine what it must have been like to be a woman trying to direct comedies thirty years ago. Before Nora Ephron and Penny Marshall...
The video features a recording of an interview that took place in 1975 between Nora Ephron and Studs Terkel.