Tue Jun 26, 2012, 08:38 PM
maddezmom (131,279 posts)
x-post from LBN- Nora Ephron Dead at 71
Nora Ephron Dead at 71
Nora Ephron, the American author, director and Oscar-nominated screenwriter best known for a string of iconic romantic comedies, died Tuesday evening at the age of 71, the Washington Post and CBS News report.
The exact cause of her death was not immediately clear, although reports earlier in the day suggested she was battling leukemia.
Ephron was, in the words of the Post, "one of America's warmest and most acute chroniclers of contemporary culture and society," someone who was known since her earliest years as a journalist and essayist "for a keen cultural barometer, channeling her interest in the zeitgiest to the screen, the page and the theater."
She was nominated for the Academy Award for original screenplay three times: Silkwood, which lost out to Tender Mercies at the 1984 awards ceremony; When Harry Met Sally..., which lost to Dead Poets Society in 1990; and Sleepless in Seattle, which was defeated by The Piano in 1994.* She earned her most recent movie credit in 2009 with Julie & Julia, which starred Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.
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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:23 PM
Gormy Cuss (26,775 posts)
4. Some Nora Ephron quotes
"One of the things people always say to you if you get upset is, don't take it personally, but listen hard to what's going on and, please, I beg you, take it personally. Understand: every attack on Hillary Clinton for not knowing her place is an attack on you. Underneath almost all those attacks are the words: get back, get back to where you once belonged. When Elizabeth Dole pretends that she isn't serious about her career, that is an attack on you. The acquittal of O.J. Simpson is an attack on you. Any move to limit abortion rights is an attack on you -- whether or not you believe in abortion. The fact that Clarence Thomas is sitting on the Supreme Court today is an attack on you."— '96 Wellesley commencement address
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim."— '96 Wellesley commencement address