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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

last weekNews : 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

3 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

5 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

6 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.

Great Job, Internet!: How When Harry Met Sally breaks from the rom-com standard

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

When Romantic Comedies Met Nora Ephron

How ‘When Harry Met Sally’ defies as many genre conventions as it embraces. Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

How the Film ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Challenged Conventions of the Romantic Comedy Genre

6 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

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 […]

Good Girls Revolt Creator Confirms the Show Is Dead

7 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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...

How This Wacky Product Can Takes Decades Off Your Aging Neck In Seconds

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

Newlyweds turn traffic jam into their own real life rom-com.

9 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

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

Inside 'Sleepless in Seattle' screenwriter Nora Ephron's pivotal role on Amazon's 'Good Girls Revolt' (AMZN)

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

Mini Review: Crosstalk by Connie Willis

10 months agoGenres / Fantasy : Fantasy Cafe

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 ONL…

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.

Great Job, Internet!: The You’ve Got Mail website lives on as a tribute to love and outdated web design

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

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