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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

last weekHumor / 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

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.

3 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

4 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

Author Jennifer Weiner Tackles Sexism and Self-Doubt in New Memoir

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.

‘Good Girls Revolt’ Trailer: Grace Gummer is Nora Efron In This True Story Turned Amazon TV Series

5 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

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

Nonfiction: I’ll Have What She Had: A Friend’s Competitive Memoir About Nora Ephron

Richard Cohen reminisces about Nora Ephron, not always to her advantage, in “She Made Me Laugh.”

Nora Ephron, a funny friend with sharp edges

Richard Cohen's 'She Made Me Laugh' recalls the writer/director.        

"Jolen cream bleach turns the mustache on your upper lip to the exact color of Richard Gephardt's hair, which is better than its looking like Frida Kahlo's mustache, but it's still slightly hairier than you mean it to be."

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

A Little Happier: Sisters Nora and Delia Ephron, and the Intimacy of “I’ll Take Food from Your Fridge.”

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 E…

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.

52 Films By Women: It's a Moral Imperative That We Talk about Martha Coolidge's 'Real Genius'

7 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

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...

Blank on Blank Creates a Nora Ephron Video

7 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The video features a recording of an interview that took place in 1975 between Nora Ephron and Studs Terkel.

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