Nora Ephron Dies At 71

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, right, on the set of RECOiL with co-writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, center. There is still debate over who actually wrote the famous exchange:

Nester: “I’ve got it all up here.”
Macuzak: “That’s what worries me.”

Ephron claimed it was a regular exchange between DiMaio and herself on the set of RECOiL, and that DiMaio never really got the joke. When asked DiMaio replied, “What joke?”

New York—Famed journalist, screenwriter and director Nora Ephron died last Tuesday from pneumonia, a complication from acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71.

Best known as the writer of the 1989 hit romantic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally,” Ephron graduated from Wellesley College in 1962 and moved to New York to begin her journalism career.

She made a name for herself as a writer and essayist during the 1970s, and after doing some re-writes on the script for “All the President’s Men” at the request of her then-husband, Carl Bernstein, Ephron caught the attention of Hollywood and found herself writing more and more Hollywood fare.
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J.J. Abrams Confirms He’s Going To Direct Remake Of “When Harry Met Sally”

When Harry Met Sally

Leaked promotional materials from the previously unannounced J.J. Abrams remake of When Harry Met Sally.

Los Angeles—“Lost” co-creator and director of “Star Trek: The Bloated Reboot” J.J. Abrams confirmed yesterday that he will be directing yet another Hollywood remake, this time of the Billy Crystal-Meg Ryan-before-her-lips-exploded romantic classic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally.”

The original, released in 1989, catapulted Meg Ryan into the national consciousness like “Joe Vs. The Volcano” could only have dreamed, and made her into a bankable A-list actress while showing America that Billy Crystal could do more than just a good impression of Sammy Davis, Jr.

The film also starred Carrie “Don’t call me Princess Leia” Fischer and the late Bruno Kirby as Sally’s and Harry’s best friends, respectively.
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