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Writer, Director Nora Ephron Dead at 71
ABC News ^ | June 26, 2012 | Colleen Curry

Posted on 06/26/2012 5:43:54 PM PDT by EveningStar

Nora Ephron, the writer and director of American film classics such as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," died today at the age of 71.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: chickflicks; cinema; film; leukemia; movies; noraephron; obituary; sleeplessinseattle; whenharrymetsally
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nora_Ephron
1 posted on 06/26/2012 5:44:07 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 06/26/2012 5:45:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: EveningStar

Leukemia, BTW.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 5:47:09 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: EveningStar
"You can never have too much butter – that is my belief. If I have a religion, that's it," she quipped in an NPR interview

But in the end, some people may find that they have too little real religion.

5 posted on 06/26/2012 5:48:12 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: EveningStar

Oh no. Poor woman. She was married to Watergate Bernstein. He ruined their marriage with an affair. He claimed he was at the dentist having root canals when, in fact, he was drilling some babe all the time.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 5:48:53 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: EveningStar

Carl Bernstein’s ex.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 5:49:20 PM PDT by floozy22
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To: EveningStar

Them are classics?


8 posted on 06/26/2012 5:59:54 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Mandrake gestures hypnotically)
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To: EveningStar

Nora Ephron’s Rage and Hatred
April 21, 2008

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2008/04/21/nora_ephron_s_rage_and_hatred

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RUSH: Nora Ephron today at the Huffington Post: another example of how stupid and racist liberals are. She begins this way: “Here’s another thing I don’t like about this primary: Now that there are only two Democratic candidates, it’s suddenly horribly absolutely crystal-clear that this is an election about gender and race.” Well, Nora, it’s always been about gender and race and sex and bigotry and so forth. This is identity politics! That’s what the Democrat Party’s known for. She correctly then asserts, “This may have always been true, but weeks ago it wasn’t so obvious — once upon a time there were eight candidates, and although six of them withered away, their presence in the campaign managed to obscure things. Even around the time of Ohio, when there were primarily three candidates, the outlines were murky, because Edwards was still in there, picking up votes from all sectors. But now there are two and we’re facing Pennsylvania and whom are we kidding? This is an election about whether the people of Pennsylvania hate blacks more than they hate women. And when I say people, I don’t mean people, I mean white men.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 6:02:04 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: EveningStar

R.I.P.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 6:03:09 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: EveningStar
I do like When Harry Met Sally. Not sure I've seen her other stuff.
11 posted on 06/26/2012 6:04:49 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

Sure they are classics.


12 posted on 06/26/2012 6:05:06 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: EveningStar

Star journalist Dustin Hoffman’s ex?


13 posted on 06/26/2012 6:06:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: EveningStar

This thread is worthless without the Meg Ryan fake orgasm scene....


14 posted on 06/26/2012 6:14:23 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: ladyjane

I laughed myself sick reading that book!

Talented woman...gone so soon.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 6:23:03 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: SMGFan
Writer, Director Nora Ephron Dead at 71

NE: "Whom are we kidding? This is an election about whether the people of Pennsylvania hate blacks more than they hate women. And when I say people, I don’t mean people, I mean white men."


16 posted on 06/26/2012 6:35:48 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ladyjane
The movie, Heartburn, based on her book and directed by Mike Nichols, was a hoot.
17 posted on 06/26/2012 6:40:34 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Talisker

It must suck to die that stupid.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 6:44:00 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: EveningStar; a fool in paradise

Sad news. I happen to have known her well for a long time. For being known. Now I’ll know her for being known and dead.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 6:57:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Pharmboy

It was....my favorite scene is when Jack Nicholson complains....( paraphrasing) “every day, millions of single men do a laundry. They wash tens of millions of pairs of socks each day. And each day millions of socks go missing. Now just where do they all go?”


20 posted on 06/26/2012 7:00:49 PM PDT by ken5050 (FRACK Obama!!!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Yup!


21 posted on 06/26/2012 7:08:20 PM PDT by old school
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To: BunnySlippers

Bad way to go, no matter who it is. 71 is too young to die, these days.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 7:10:57 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: EveningStar

Sorry for her death. The “Big L” is tough on you before it kills you. Hope she had her affairs in order with the Lord.
Bless her and her family.

BUT, I never heard of her. How is this national news?

Oldplayer


23 posted on 06/26/2012 7:54:14 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: ken5050

And then there was this (from IMDB.com):

Mark Forman: It’s just that there’s no door to the kitchen.
Contractor Laszlo: The back door.
Mark Forman: The back door. Yes. It’s true. You can get into the kitchen... through the back door. This, we know is a kitchen. But you can’t get inside the house from the kitchen! Now, how the f*** did this happen?
Rachel Samstat: Mark. For God’s sake. Laszlo, we thought that you could put a door here.
Contractor Laszlo: She’s a piece of cake. He’s a piece of cake.
Rachel Samstat: It’s a piece of cake.
Contractor Laszlo: You are Hungarian?
Rachel Samstat: No. You are Hungarian.
Contractor Laszlo: Yes.
Rachel Samstat: Yes. Hungarians have no pronouns.
Mark Forman: Apparently they don’t have f***ing doors, either.
Contractor Laszlo: She is very angry at me.
Rachel Samstat: He is very angry at you. Yes.


24 posted on 06/26/2012 8:10:26 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: oldplayer

She’s written and/or directed a lot of popular films.


25 posted on 06/26/2012 11:55:46 PM PDT by Borges
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To: oldplayer

You have never heard of Sleepless in Seattle or You’ve Got Mail? If you haven’t then you have missed two good movies. If you need a good laugh and enjoy movies about dating and relationships I recommend you rent these.


26 posted on 06/27/2012 12:19:08 AM PDT by dupree
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To: EveningStar
I've always liked, and watch 'You've Got Mail' whenever it's on the TV.

I like 'The Shop Around the Corner' (1940) better though.

27 posted on 06/27/2012 1:05:46 AM PDT by Daaave ("How many times must we tell the tale?")
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To: ladyjane

I recently saw Bernstein’s wife at an event. She was just as Ephron described her - amazingly tall with the biggest feet of any woman I ever saw.

RIP, Nora. You weren’t the greatest director but you wrote some funny books back in the 1970s.


28 posted on 06/27/2012 4:02:27 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: EveningStar

The word classic gets tossed around a bit loosely these days.

AMC (American Movie Classics now shows Predator).


29 posted on 06/27/2012 8:32:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: a fool in paradise
NE list of things she won't miss when she's gone, apparently this was from her last book, foretelling of her eminent demise

very telling

“What I Won’t Miss”
Dry skin
Bad dinners like the one we went to last night
E-mail
Technology in general
My closet
Washing my hair
Bras
Funerals
Illness everywhere
Polls that show that 32 percent of the American people believe in creationism
Polls
Fox
The collapse of the dollar
Joe Lieberman
Clarence Thomas
Bar mitzvahs
Mammograms
Dead flowers
The sound of the vacuum cleaner
Bills
E-mail. I know I already said it, but I want to emphasize it.

30 posted on 06/27/2012 11:26:21 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: All

“What I Won’t Miss”

Fox
Joe Lieberman
Clarence Thomas

Nora, I won’t be missing you much either.


31 posted on 06/27/2012 2:05:25 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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