First of all, I do not want you to blame me that I mention in the posts the people who passed away this year of 2012. I do not speculate the names at all. It happens against and beyond my will. Nora Ephron died. The only things that I knew about her before were the movies of hers. "Michael" (John Travolta) is my favourite. There were others as well. Just a month ago I showed "Michael" to my young students and they applauded in the end. But this was a movie, a text played by actors, a wonderful plot. Strangely, but when people die we sharpen our interest in them. So did I in Nora Ephron. And what a vast field for the thoughts was her life!
"It's nice to be fluent in more than one language" ... Nora Ephron.
Photograph: Frank Baron
Her inspirations were:- Actress, screenwriter, producer, director, journalist, playwright.
- After Ephron graduated, she worked briefly as an intern in the White House of President John F. Kennedy.
- In 1966, she broke the news in the Post that Bob Dylan had married Sara Lownds in a private ceremony three-and-a-half months earlier.
- Ephron was married three times. Her first marriage, to writer Dan Greenburg, ended in divorce after nine years. Her second was in 1976 to journalist Carl Bernstein, involved in exposing Watergate. Ephron had an infant son, Jacob, and was pregnant with her second son, Max, in 1979 when she found out that Bernstein was having an affair with their mutual friend, the married British politician Margaret Jay. These events inspired (???? TT remark) Ephron write the 1983 novel 'Heartburn', which was made into a 1986 film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep with a screenplay by Ephron. Ephron was married for more than 20 years to her third husband, screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, with whom she lived in New York City until her death.
· Songs for Swingin' Lovers by Frank Sinatra
· Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
· Broadway Boogie Woogie by Mondrian
· Audrey Hepburn's black turtle-neck sweater in Funny Face
We all have the things that we will miss and won't. They say a lot (see it in bold I made). She had them too stating:
*I do not know a lot about this woman yet. I think she changed herself through many fightings and disappointments. She was very imaginative and creative. She had a neat appearance. And specific humour. She went to rest in peace these days. That's all know, so far.What I won't miss
Bad dinners like the one we went to last night
Technology in general
Washing my hair
Polls that show that 32 percent of the American people believe in creationism
The collapse of the dollar
The sound of the vacuum cleaner
E-mail. I know I already said it, but I want to emphasize it.
Panels on Women in Film
Taking off makeup every night
What I will miss
The concept of waffles
A walk in the park
The idea of a walk in the park
Shakespeare in the Park
Reading in bed
The view out the window
Dinner at home just the two of us
Dinner with friends
Dinner with friends in cities where none of us lives
Next year in Istanbul
Pride and Prejudice
The Christmas tree
One for the table
Taking a bath
Coming over the bridge to Manhattan
Interview (silly distorted subtitles though; her passion with books 5:15):