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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:21 AM

Nora Ephron Remembered By Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman

Nora Ephron's impact on the world of film — particularly romantic comedies, thanks to her memorable scripts for big-screen classics "When Harry Met Sally ..." and "Sleepless in Seattle" — was felt in the wake of the news that the screenwriter, journalist and director passed away on Tuesday at the age of 71 from pneumonia.

Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, who both appeared in "Sleepless in Seattle" (Hanks also later appeared in Ephron's "You've Got Mail"), recalled the times they spent with her when the cameras weren't rolling. "Nora Ephron was a journalist/artist who knew what was important to know; how things really worked, what was worthwhile, who was fascinating and why," Hanks and Wilson said in a statement to E! News. "At a dinner table and on a film set she lifted us all with wisdom and wit, mixed with love for us and love for life. Rita and I are so very sad to lose our friend who brought so much joy to all who were lucky enough to know her."

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The outpouring of love for Ephron hardly ended there. Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, who starred in two Ephron classics, "Heartburn" and 2009's "Julie & Julia," noted that her interests and intellect touched on all subject matters.

"Nora just looked at every situation and cocked her head and thought, 'Hmmmm, how can I make this more fun?' " Streep said. "You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly. She was an expert in all the departments of living well."

more: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1688495/nora-ephron-death-celebrity-reactions.jhtml

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maddezmom Jun 2012 OP
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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:18 PM

1. What a wonderful way to be remembered.

I like what Streep said.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:47 PM

2. me, too!

Nora has gotten some great coverage today in the press and MSM and I've teared up a few times. She was loved by women and men alike for her talent and her naturally wonderful nature.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:34 PM

3. I got a little teary too.

She was like Dorothy Parker, but with a happier life. It's hard to lose a woman like that from the ranks.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:47 PM

4. thanks for this post. I knew of her for her literary works but just a brief google and I'm amazed

she was one hell of a woman. Wish I had her grits and perseverance.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:01 PM

5. You're welcome, she kicked all kinds of ass.

I kind of hope Carl Bernstein feels about two inches high today.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:05 PM

6. yup, what an asshole

but in someways....I think he helped her realize the woman she was meant to be.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:57 AM

7. "Where's the butter?"

I'll always love her for "Heartburn" - the novel, not the movie (which I haven't seen). In it, she offers the classic definition of a "Prince". To younger readers, a Prince is not someone who rescues you from a dragon, or wakes you from a coma with a kiss, but a man who has been raised to be so entitled that he expects the world to revolve around him.

Hence, the man who while eating dinner asks "Where's the butter?" He knows where the butter is. Hell, everyone in the house knows where the damned butter is! It's right there on the top shelf of the fridge. But instead of getting it himself, which would only be fair because you've just spent over an hour cooking dinner, he asks you where it is in the expectation that you'll put down your own fork and go fetch it for him. And he figures he's being gracious because he didn't just demand "Get me the butter, woman!"

In our house "Where's the butter?" was code for "You're acting like a jerk. Cut it out".

The woman had the gift of turning her pain into pure comedy. I'll miss her.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 03:41 AM

8. She modernized the love story

making it real and to a generation and a time skeptical of fairy tales.

i also love it that she was so close and so adored by the actors who brought her characters to life.

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