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‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ is a Wonderful Love Letter to Nora Ephron, But a Short Postscript to Rom-Coms

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

When I first saw When Harry Met Sally the summer after middle school, I thought it was revolutionary. No romantic comedy I’d seen before was so frank, so funny, so real. Admittedly, my rom-com education had been lacking up until then, primarily filled by early Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lopez schmaltz. Show More Summary

25 Famous Women on Their Hair

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Grace Coddington, Solange, Nora Ephron, and more on everything from embracing their natural hair to getting bangs.

Falling for Nora Ephron: We’ll All Have What She’s Having

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

A new book about the beloved late director’s re-invention of the romantic comedy shows how fun on the set of ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ translated into fun on screen.

Did Nora Ephron save the rom-com? A new book says yes

We review 'I'll Have What She's Having,' a new book that explores the making of 'When Harry Met Sally' and more.        

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Nora Ephron on the advantages of revision.

Non-Fiction: Affairs to Remember: Nora Ephron’s Classic Rom-Coms

In “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” Erin Carlson argues that Ephron took a Hollywood genre and made it her own.

Books: Daniel Handler goes Philip Roth, Nora Ephron is celebrated and a look at the controversial history of John Smelcer

Welcome to books this week! First, a couple of stories that you can find only online: THE BIG STORY John Smelcer’s YA book “Stealing Indians” is a finalist for the recently announced PEN Center USA awards. Questions about Smelcer have been raised since 1994, when he was teaching at the University...

The new book 'I'll Have What She's Having' looks at what made Nora Ephron's three best films great

Romantic comedies aren’t for everybody. It takes a certain kind of person to watch “Pretty Woman” whenever they come across it on TV, argue that “Boomerang” is an overlooked classic, and make fun of Adam Sandler films but defend “The Wedding Singer” to the death. Today, thanks to films like “The...

Revisiting Nora Ephron on the Artifice of the ‘Battle of the Sexes’

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Ephron’s 1973 New York piece, “Bobby Riggs, the Lady-Killer,” displays her deadly aim and clear-eyed skepticism.

Apparently Tom Hanks Was Super Cranky On The Set Of Sleepless In Seattle

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan didn't get to that point where they hated each other, but in a new book about Nora Ephron's Rom-Com contributions, it's revealed that Hanks was a bit of a pill while filming the legendary Sleepless in Seattle.

How Nora Ephron 'Saved the Romantic Comedy' with cranky Tom Hanks

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Legendary nice guy Tom Hanks was kind of a jerk on the set of “Sleepless in Seattle.”

Nora Ephron Died. Smart New York Humor Didn’t. Meet Jenny Allen.

Jenny Allen’s musings range fluidly from the personal to the philosophical. She writes with the familiarity of someone telling a dinner party anecdote, forgoing decorum for candor and comedy. To read Would Everybody Please Stop? is to experience life with imaginative and incisive humor. The post Nora Ephron Died. Show More Summary

Writer Nora Ephron Set Her Sister Delia Up With A Man When They Were 18, And 54 Years Later, They Got Married

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

But, writer Delia Ephon notes, this isn't a romantic comedy. A cancer diagnosis intruded into the story.

American Beauties: Eve Babitz, a Glamour Girl Who Refused to Be Dull

In “Eve’s Hollywood,” a Los Angeles-born adventuress’s prose reads like Nora Ephron’s by way of Joan Didion, with more lust, drugs and tequila.

The Last Word Will Make You Miss Carrie Fisher and Nora Ephron More Than Normal

8 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Last Word Will Make You Miss Carrie Fisher and Nora Ephron More Than Normal by Megan Burbank T he Last Word, starring Shirley MacLaine as a miserable old woman and Amanda Seyfried as the ornery journalist writing her obituary ahead of time, could’ve been a celebration of lady curmudgeons. Show More Summary

Movie Review: They should have taken the You’ve Got Mail route with this Lubitsch remake, Frantz

When Nora Ephron decided to remake Ernst Lubitsch’s 1940 classic The Shop Around The Corner, she chose to update the story as well, setting it in what was then the present day. That seems a bit funny now, as few Hollywood movies from the late ’90s feel more dated than You’ve Got Mail. Show More Summary

Ethan Coen Wants to Be U.S. Poet Laureate in Recognition of Many a Donald Trump-Centric Verse

Joining a rare class that includes the late Nora Ephron, Barbra Streisand, and many a college application-padding high school student, Ethan Coen is a blogger for The Huffington Post. Beginning with Donald Trump’s inauguration, Coen — contributing under the bio “Ethan Coen is a totally overrated filmmaker. Sad!” — has ... More »

This Nora Ephron Speech Is For Women Who Think Feminism Doesn't Apply To Them

8 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Nora Ephron, the celebrated author, screenwriter and director, has been gone almost five years ? but her legacy continues to grow along with the values she championed. Women around the world on Wednesday marked International Women’sShow More Summary

When Harry Met Sally & Genres

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.

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