Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WRITER ~





May 19, 1941 ~June 26, 2012



I didn't at all like hearing that Nora Ephron may be dying. Then moments later in Internet-life, she was gone. That can't be possible — not a writer like Ephron, with her dazzle and humor and bite. I almost like her style and swift delivery as much as I like Saroyan. She writes the size of book that you can go to the library when it opens and find her latest book and have it all read by noon time. Go out (it's raining) and have a pizza slice and a Coke with your sweetheart, then come back and read another book — maybe the one that came out recently about
To Kill A Mockingbird. Another terrific writer. Another woman. It isn't lost on me that these writers are women, and it isn't lost on them that they write like only a woman can. A different verve and tough humor that most men never realize. Spunk, yes, that's what it is.


When Nora Ephron is gone a little bit of spunk will be gone. But she'll never be gone. There are books and her films; and you know, no one looked like her either.







Selected filmography

(1983) Silkwood (writer)
(1986) Heartburn (writer, novel)
(1989) When Harry Met Sally... (writer, associate producer)
(1989) Cookie (writer, executive producer)
(1990) My Blue Heaven (writer, executive producer)
(1992) This Is My Life (director, writer)
(1993) Sleepless in Seattle (director, writer)
(1994) Mixed Nuts (director, writer)
(1996) Michael (director, writer, producer)
(1998) Strike! / The Hairy Bird / All I Wanna Do (executive producer)
(1998) You've Got Mail (director, writer, producer)
(2000) Hanging Up (writer, producer)
(2000) Lucky Numbers (director, producer)
(2005) Bewitched (director, writer, producer)
(2009) Julie & Julia (director, writer, producer)

Awards & Nominations

(1979) Perfect Gentlemen -Best Television Feature or Miniseries- Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Nominated)
(1984) Silkwood -Best Drama Written Directly for Screen- Writers Guild of America Awards (Nominated)
(1984) Silkwood -Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for Screen- Academy Awards (Nominated)
(1990) When Harry Met Sally -Best Screenplay for Motion Picture- Golden Globes (Nominated)
(1990) When Harry Met Sally -Best Original Screenplay- BAFTA Awards (Won)
(1990) When Harry Met Sally -Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for Screen- Academy Awards (Nominated)
(1990) When Harry Met Sally -Best Screenplay Written Directly for Screen- Writers Guild of America Awards (Nominated)
(1994) Sleepless in Seattle -Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for Screen- Academy Awards (Nominated)
(1994) Sleepless in Seattle -Best Original Screenplay- BAFTA Awards (Nominated)
(1994) Sleepless in Seattle -Best Screenplay Written Directly for Screen- Writers Guild of America (Nominated)
(1994) Crystal Award- Women in Film Crystal Awards (Won)
(1999) You've Got Mail -Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical- Satellite Awards (Nominated)
(2003) Ian McLellan Hunter Award - Writers Guild of America Awards (Won)
(2006) Bewitched -Worst Screenplay- Razzie Awards (Nominated)
(2009) Julie & Julia -Best Screenplay, Adapted- Satellite Awards (Nominated)
(2009) Golden Apple Award- Casting Society of America (Won)
(2010) Julie & Julia -Best Screenplay, Adapted- Writers Guild of America Awards (Nominated)[14]

Essay collections

Crazy Salad
Wallflower at the Orgy
(2010) I Remember Nothing: And other Reflections
(2006) I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
(1975) The Boston Photographs

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