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  1. 1. 5 movies that defined Nora Ephron - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:54 PM Like 208k Register Login Businesses Food Movies Events Select a movie Select a cinema Search SG HUNGRYGOWHERE SHOPPING MOVIES EVENTS BEST DEALS TRAVEL NEWS MORE Home > Movies > 5 movies that defined Nora Ephron See what your friends are reading Most Popular Ah Boys To Men: Part 2 - inSing.com... 5 movies that defined Nora Ephron Journey To The West - inSing.com Movies by Wang Dexian Ah Boys To Men: Part 1 - inSing.com... inSing.com - 28 June 2012 6:07 PM A Good Day To Die Hard - inSing.com... Ah Boys to Men Part 2: A perfect... Tweet 1 Like 4 people like this. Be the first of your friends. Subscribe to Newsletter Get e-mail updates on Food, Movies, Shopping and Events in Singapore plus Contests & Giveaways! Given Name Family Name Email Address Celebrated novelist Nora Ephron passed away early on 27 June 2012 at the age of 71 after succumbing to complications of the blood disorder myelodysplasia, a blood disorder she was diagnosed with six years ago. A versatile artist, she was a playwright, screenwriter, journalist and blogger amongst many other things. Her film work, much like her writing, is known for her perceptive observations, which she managed to get through to people the best way she knew how- a self-deprecating and deadpan sense of Experts humour. It was that mix that would lead her to be nominated for three Academy Awards for Food Shopping Movies ‘Silkwood’, ‘Youve Got Mail’ and ‘When Harry Met Sally’. Here, we revisit some of the best movies Beckii Dr Leslie Tay EvelynCOnline Bagaholicboy Movie Lover CinemaChen she was involved with and explore how she earned the title of “Rom-Com Queen”. ‘The Delicacy’: The Prince Coffee All 5 best French bistros Bagaholicboy:stop- Unknown: A tale of Unforgettable House in delectable... Singapore turns Things films twists and Hainanese- motion Fun,... Old school Western ‘ParaNorman’ in When sweet treats Beach Win one delights atcome So many French hot A complicated thriller Besides of these bistros Road in unlikely are Neeson. town - hereLiamthe designer numbers! 5 headed other stop-motion here arebypackages. best spots films that give CG... ‘Heartburn’ (Screenwriter, Novelist) (1986)http://movies.insing.com/feature/5-movies-that-defined-nora-ephron/id-50523f00 Page 1 of 5
  2. 2. 5 movies that defined Nora Ephron - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:54 PM Beckii C Cinema... Movie... Bagaholicb... Featured Series Movie Reviews Movie Reviews ‘Upside Down’: Is... ‘Parker’: A bloody... Food Shopping Critics Reviews New Arrivals Interviews Tech Weekly New Opening Contests and Directed by legendary director Mike Nichols (‘The Graduate’) and starring Oscar winners actors Giveaways Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson, ‘Heartburn’ isnt one of Ephrons best, but is here on this list What’s New because its a deeply personal movie, simply because its loosely based on her own marriage and Movies Events separation from fellow journalist Carl Bernstein who is best known for being one of the two men Trailer Feature Fun For Free Movie Feature Preview Guide who uncovered the Watergate scandal. Movie Reviews Contests Interviews Announcement The movie chronicles the marriage of food writer Rachel Samstat (Streep) and political columnist Weekend Guide Mark Forman (Nicholson). The two of them meet and get caught up in a whirlwind courtship and Art and Performing... eventually marry. ‘Heartburn’ is the first of many of Ephrons works to explore the differences Search for feature articles between men and women – their wants and needs are expressed here through Rachels disappointment in her sacrifice of career for her marriage, only to realize the adultery taking place behind her back. ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (Writer, Associate Producer) (1989) A classic, ‘When Harry Met Sally’ is a true romantic comedy, one that is very romantic and actually very funny. Directed by Rob Reiner (‘This Is Spinal Tap’, ‘The Princess Bride’) and starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, this movie sees Ephron further exploring the subject of men and women together, this time in the form of the question, “Can a man and a woman really be just nothing more than friends?” A simple story about the titular couple told over a period of about 10 years, the film explores sexual tension and friendship between two people with varying ideas about love and relationships. In particular, Harry starts off the movie believing that a man and a woman can never be just friends, because he believes that sex gets in the way of that. That same belief will come to be challenged by Sally and even himself throughout the movie. The chemistry between the two leads is just electric. Plus, there are two iconic scenes in this one movie alone; the deli scene where Meg Ryan famously fakes an orgasm and the ending monologue where Billy Crystal pours his heart out.http://movies.insing.com/feature/5-movies-that-defined-nora-ephron/id-50523f00 Page 2 of 5
  3. 3. 5 movies that defined Nora Ephron - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:54 PM ‘Sleepless In Seattle’ (Director, Writer) (1993) Ms. Ephrons second effort at directing after 1992s ‘This Is My Life’ reunited Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan from the cult comedy ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’. The plot is a little on the dreamy side and revolves around Sam Baldwin (Hanks), a widowed Chicago architect. He is somehow persuaded by his young son, Jonah, to go on air on the radio to talk about how much he misses Maggie, whom he lost to cancer. Women all over the country are touched and start writing to Sam. Annie Reed (Ryan), is a Baltimore Sun reporter who is engaged to Walter (Bill Pullman) but feels there is something missing in their relationship. She writes a letter to Sam on impulse, suggesting they meet on top of the Empire State Building on Valentines Day. She doesnt mail it, but her editor Becky does, sending Annie to Seattle on assignment to do a story on the radio show. The story then revolves around them not meeting before they eventually and quite predictably meet. Much of the movie is inspired by ‘An Affair to Remember’, a movie starring Cary Grant. References to it are everywhere, from the use of its theme song and clips and it being a security guards wifes favourite movie to Tom Hanks character commenting on it. The movie largely rests on the shoulders of the two very likable leads, who share a wonderful chemistry together. The two of them would reunite again in... ‘Youve Got Mail’ (Director, Writer, Producer) (1998) Just like ‘Sleepless In Seattle’, ‘Youve Got Mail’ is also inspired by another film. In this case, its the 1940 film by Ernst Lubitsch, ‘The Shop Around the Corner’.http://movies.insing.com/feature/5-movies-that-defined-nora-ephron/id-50523f00 Page 3 of 5
  4. 4. 5 movies that defined Nora Ephron - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:54 PM Updated to the modern age with email, the film essentially remains the same conceptually; two people corresponding and falling in love through e-mail without realizing that they cant stand each other in real life. Hanks plays Joe Fox, owner of Fox Books, a mega-chain book store while Meg Ryan is his indie counterpart, the owner of the book shop her mom used to run, “The Shop Around The Corner.” The movie is also Ephrons love letter to the Upper West Side of New York, showcasing the tightly knit community the area is renowned for. An enjoyable movie that (once again) works so well because of the leads and also of the simple but charming concept, the film also features Nora Ephron boldly embracing the use of technology as a subject in a rom-com, something she would do again in... ‘Julie & Julia’ (Director, Writer, Producer) (2009) Starring Meryl Streep as celebrity TV chef Julia Child, this culinary dramedy juxtaposes the life of Child during the early stages of her culinary career during the 1950s with the life of ordinary New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams) in 2002. Struggling writer Julie has a pretty crappy job answering phone calls, so she decides to do something she thoroughly enjoys and challenges herself to cook every recipe in the Child’s book ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ within a year. Thats 524 recipes in 365 days; so she starts documenting her progress on her blog, “The Julie/Julia Project”, which would eventually get published in the form of two books. You might also like Paid Distribution ‘Vamps’: All cheese, no ‘A Good Day to Die The bedrock of The 50 Hottest Female bite Hard’: Crash and burn Singapore Olympians of All Time (inSing Movies) (inSing Movies) (inSing News) (Rant Sports) [Powered by Outbrain] Bookmark Email Print Send to Mobile Share... Share 4 Leave a commenthttp://movies.insing.com/feature/5-movies-that-defined-nora-ephron/id-50523f00 Page 4 of 5
  5. 5. 5 movies that defined Nora Ephron - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:54 PM 0 comments Add a comment... Post to Facebook Posting as Dexian Wang (Change) Comment Facebook social plugin Related Content Interviews: Tsui Hark: Precision is vital in 3D Movie Feature: 6 reasons why you must catch ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ Movie Feature: Go See Movies: July 2012 Interviews: James D’Arcy: ‘Hitchcock’ has framed so much of what filmmakers do Movies Features "Harry Potter" producer goes horror "Les Miserables" tops "Argo" at BAFTAs Ahmad Idham goes "Gangster" "The Grandmaster" to release in US Bryan Cranston fights "Godzilla" Catch the latest Singapore movies now Movies inSing.com About inSing Follow inSing RSS Feeds showing at all cinemas. Read movie Now Showing Business Search About Us reviews, check movie showtimes and Coming Soon HungryGoWhere Contact Us book your tickets at inSing.com Movies. Photo Galleries Shopping Careers Trailers Movies FAQ Showtimes Events Subscribe to Newsletter Latest Reviews Super Deals mio TV VOD News Advertise with us Travel Display Advertising SingNet Business Listing Ads HungryGoWhere HungryGoWhere for Restaurants © 2013 , SingTel Digital Media Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use Disclaimers Review Policy Site Map Developer tools Mobile Versionhttp://movies.insing.com/feature/5-movies-that-defined-nora-ephron/id-50523f00 Page 5 of 5