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« on: June 26, 2012, 08:42:48 PM »

Nora Ephron, famed screenwriter and director, dies at 71 

"When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Silkwood" screenwriter Nora Ephron has died, according to the Washington Post and CBS News. She was 71 years old and was said to be suffering from leukemia.

Known as a prolific writer spanning film, stage, novels, works of journalism and blogs, Ephron was also an accomplished filmmaker, having both written and directed "Julie & Julia" (2009), "Bewitched" (2005), "You've Got Mail" (1998), "Michael" (1996), "Mixed Nuts" (1994), "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993) and "This Is My Life" (1992). She was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay...

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 03:24:09 AM »

She's dead? That's sad.

I'm not going to say that I admired her body of work, because I don't. But here's a thing, a friend of mine took a college course of female directors, and there are so few of them. It's true, there is an incredible deficit of female directors.

It reminds me of the Bechdel Test, which is explicated here:

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You don't think about the lack of female presence in cinema because nobody does.

I can't celebrate Nora Ephron, because I didn't like her movies, but I find it intriguing that women are still systematically denied a presence in almost all movies.

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 10:11:02 AM »

Sad to see anyone have to go from cancer.  I genuinely like When Harry Met Sally and You've Got Mail.

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 10:59:22 AM »

Her movies are hit-and-miss for me storywise (I love WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, YOU'VE GOT MAIL and half of JULIE AND JULIA, the rest not so much) but she was better than most when it came to writing dialogue.  I'm sorry to see her go.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 12:28:14 PM »

What a shame....she did a good deal of quality work. My favorite will always be

I thought that should have won Best Picture.

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