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Nora Ephron 

 

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Director / Screenwriter / Producer
1941 - 2012
Born May 19, New York, New York, USA
Key Production Country: USA 
Key Genres: Romantic Comedy, Comedy, Fantasy Comedy
Key Collaborators: Tom Hanks (Leading Player), Meg Ryan (Leading Player), Delia Ephron (Screenwriter), Jean Stapleton (Leading Character Player), John Lindley (Cinematographer), Richard Marks (Editor), Calvin Trillin (Character Player), Dan Davis (Production Designer),
Recommended: Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Worth a Look: You've Got Mail (1998), Julie & Julia (2009)
Links: [ IMDB ] [ TCMDB ] [ All-Movie Guide ] [ Columbia News Article ] [ Nora Ephron Page ] [ Wikipedia ] [ Guardian Interview (2009) ]
Books: [ The Women Who Write the Movies: From Frances Marion to Nora Ephron ] [ The New York Times Obituary ]
DVD's: [ Amazon ]
 
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)You've Got Mail (1998)Michael (1996)Bewitched (2005)
 
     
  "Nora Ephron is one of the most prolific and profitable female directors in Hollywood today... Overall, Ephron's work to date can be read as a series of sentimental homages to a romantic cinema of the past. The subject matter she deals in  - sensitive women, conservative men, and the formalised hetero-relationship, leading to an idyllic, utopian union - has led some critics to criticise her as a storyteller that deals in the conceit that all women really want is a good man; while they are hardly revolutionary or subversive, their enduring popularity is testament to their appeal." - Peter Homden (Contemporary North American Film Directors, 2002)  
     
  "She makes you laugh, she makes you cry. No doubt about it, the bitter-sweet romantic comedies of Nora Ephron are here to stay." - David Quinlan (Quinlan's Illustrated Guide to Film Directors, 1999)  
     
  "She makes films on just the kind of idea that might appeal to a newspaper columnist - and with a superficiality that even the public now seems to have caught on to... Just because she rates as a successful woman in Hollywood is no reason to omit the feeling that she is the director of at least five supine pictures." - David Thomson (The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, 2002)  
     
 

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