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Farewell, Nora Ephron

Last night, Nora Ephron was trending on Twitter, because an obituary had been posted on a website, and then removed. Her people said she was alive. Other tweeters said that she’s alive, but not expected to live through the night. Well, it seems the latter was right. 🙁

It’s now been confirmed that Nora Ephron, screenwriter and director, has died, aged 71, from acute myeloid leukaemia. Sorry to see her go. My thoughts and condolences are with her friends and family.

One of her best known films, and perhaps also most loved, is When Harry Met Sally. I’ve not yet (re-)watched and reviewed that, but here are a couple of other Nora Ephron films you can read my take on:

  1. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  2. You’ve Got Mail (1998)


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6 thoughts on “Farewell, Nora Ephron

  1. hi Traxy – loved all three movies (ea i watched a few times) and am ashamed to admit that i usually give credit to actors before recognizing all other important parties involved in making movies (good or bad). for lack of a more deserving sentiment – condolences to all who loved her.

    1. Same here. Although admittedly, I’m paying more attention to the directors since I started adding the info to my film reviews. Sometimes, you see “written by” and “directed by” being the same, so I tend to point it out when that happens.

      I thought Nora Ephron was behind “Something’s Gotta Give”, but that’s apparently Nancy Meyers. Shows how much I know. 😉

  2. i am in ‘awe’ of the work put in by the whole creative team to give a story a face. it’s a pity that we don’t always appreciate the results, but completely ‘elated’ for our favourites – enough to inspire creativity – fanblogs, fanvids, etc etc etc 😀

  3. I was sorry to hear that she had passed away. I’m not a big fan of her films in general and I wouldn’t give you two cents for her recent efforts(Julie and Julia was execrable–cinematic sawdust), but I did like the screenplay she did for the ’86 film Heartburn, starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. It was a sort of semiautobiographical tale about her marriage to Carl Bernstein. It had some very funny moments.

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