[Photographer: Jonathan Wenk for Columbia Pictures - Meryl Streep withNora Ephron and crew on a film set].
When Harry Met Sally the film for single adults about faking an orgasm as comedy, and its writer, who penned When Harry Met Sally around email coms invention – once inspired the world about dating and romance. Her name wasNorah Ephron.
The New York Times, takes the time today to honor a thinker.Charles McGrathbrings the report:
“Nora Ephron, an essayist and humorist in the Dorothy Parker mold (only smarter and funnier, some said) who became one of her era’s most successful screenwriters and filmmakers, making romantic comedy hits like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally,” died Tuesday night in Manhattan. She was 71.”
The paper adds: “The cause was pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia, her son Jacob Bernstein said.
In a commencement address she delivered in 1996 at Wellesley College, her alma mater, Ms. Ephron recalled that women of her generation weren’t expected to do much of anything. But she wound up having several careers, all of them successfully and many of them simultaneously.”
She’s an example of how women are often so much more capable and smarter than us dumb blokes, surviving on much less credit, thus being way more efficient and effective in many societies as our unsung heroes of the world.
If you’re a Sleepless in Seattle fan, more at the screenwriter’s tap.
[Thank you for the idea of romantic possibilities with much humor].
[Photo - Aunty Elvi's typewriter, Westwood, California. Photo: Author's Own].
Norah died the day after Facebook announced they’ve appointed their first female director to their board to address the gender inequality in their company’s management structure. Facebook has 600 million people on their “books,” with the most of these being women.
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Kurt Schlosser writes for MSNBC today, “Jennifer Aniston became the first member of the “Friends” television series to be immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Corinne Heller writing for On The Red Carpet, reported Jen saying, “This is crazy. I mean, literally. I mean, I walk the streets of Hollywood Boulevard,” from 6270 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of The W Hotel, where her star is located.
It must be a very surreal moment for Jen, especially when she jets up the elevator at the W for a night cap after Hollywood events.
Los Angeles CBS reports that celebrating the special moment with Aniston was her boyfried, actor Justin Theroux, her dad John (see photo) and comedic actor peers, box office heavyweight Adam Sandler, Malin Akerman and Kathryn Hahn.
Her journey in entertainment is best summed up in the titles of the projects she’s worked on. Some of them being: Molly, Ferris Bueller comedy series, The Edge comedy series for Fox, CBS’ Muddling Through, the breakthrough role - Friends, Then There Was You, Pefect Picture, Dreams For an Insomniac, She’s The One, Rock Star, The Object of My Affection, Bruce Almighty and The Good Girl. In 2004, Jen then launched into filmwork on Rumor Has It, Derailed, Friends With Money, Marley & Me, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Bounty Hunter, Love Happens, Just Go With It, The Switch and Horrible Bosses.
There’s something for everyone in Jennifer Aniston’s stellar career moves across Hollywood’s starwalk empire. Her gift to the American concept of stardom is ‘bad hair is totally unacceptable,’ if your star fades ever, ‘just throw in a batch of cute puppies,’ ’be sweet and forgiving no matter what,’ ‘don’t take yourself too seriously, as the chances are – nobody cares as much as you do,’ even when you plan, ‘hold things in your world lightly as precious gifts are always on loan.’ She also learned from the tabloid industry, ‘being cast in America’s longest running and most favorite Hollywood tabloid triangle can lead to type casting in real life - but what can you do? Just go with it.’
Most of all through the pain and joys of life, in her onscreen role as Rachel Green, Jen gifted America the concept of although it is often ’a thankless task,’ one should ‘always endeavor to be a good friend.’
[Photographs - Chris Pizzello for Associated Press].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.2.12~
In Hollywood movie development news: What happens when you cast a Hawaiian Superman with Hercules and a Friends’ cast member, then add Chick Magnet star Kristy Swanson?
You get a movie for potassium deprived gym freak romantics of LA with big overseas Swiss bank account fantasies… that’s what happens! Just kidding. You get a fun movie for still-single grown ups.
In Hollywood Rom Com news: Matthew Perry, Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson and Dominique Swain have joined Kevin Sorbo, Stelio Savante and Jeffrey Vincent Parise in the romantic comedy based on Deb Norton’s play, The Whole Banana. MoreAboutThePlay@TheFinkeHub.
Perry workshopped Deb’s play with his dad John Bennett Perry at West Hollywood’s Court Theater, after Norton’s Ojai ‘Theater 150′ debut went well. The Perrys boardwork in Hollywood was enough to get moviemakers onboard for a film makeover.
In The Whole Banana, Sorbo reinacts a modern day Hercules appearing for Kristy Swanson’s Fran character whose desperately seeking assurance of Herc’s romantic advice in Fran’s journey of love.
Magik Shoppe Pictures are bringing the story to life with Stephen Wallis directing and Perry Sr., Savante and Tom Fox joing him in the producing role.
This is a movie that will be a hit.
[Kristy Swanson photo - IMDB]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.2.12~
Aniston says, ”I’m really happy, really. My version of happiness is sitting where I’m sitting right now.”
On learning from dating and her relationships Aniston says, ”I learned from every single one of them.” she says. “I think I’m just sort of a late bloomer. Whatever is supposed to be my destiny, my life person, I think I just had to go through all these stages first. There’s no part of me that doesn’t know that everything is happening the way it’s supposed to be happening.”
“I think people honestly just want to see me as a mom and married and barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, and I just want to say, ‘Everybody, relax! It’s going to happen. I know myself at the moment,” she says. “I’m not against doing it on my own, if it really led to that place. I just don’t think that’s going to be the case.”
She’s always such a sweetheart – how could you not include Aniston in celebrity news in 2011. Out of Jen’s original cast mates and peers in that Friends TV show, it is Aniston that is still proving that she’s a Hollywood fit, savvy survivor!
Jen’s new film Just Go With It with 7th highest box office earning Hollywood figure Adam Sandler proves that comedies and engendering laughter in cinema – is not a bad recipe for success as a star. Laughter is needed in these times. If a rom-com spreads the joy – it’s getting major press on this blog. Why not!
Of Just Go With It, the Los Angeles Times’ John Horn says the movie “plays to the demographics” a bit. “It’s a bawdy comedy for randy guys starring a nearly naked swimsuit model. Or it’s a smart romance for women about finding the perfect man. If you believe Sony‘s advertising campaign for “Just Go With It,” this weekend’s Adam Sandlermovie might be both of those things.
Movie studios sometimes use slightly divergent marketing tactics to attract different demographics to their films, but Sony’s double-barreled sales effort for “Just Go With It,” a movie about a plastic surgeon who pretends to be miserably married to attract single women, provides a good study in how pitches for the same film can be dramatically distinct depending on who’s being courted.
When the audiences like what they see, romantic comedies — especially those opening on Valentine’s Day weekend — can deliver box-office fortunes. A year ago, New Line’s fittingly titled Valentine’s Day opened to $56.3 million, eventually grossing more than $110 million in domestic theatrical release (a follow-up, New Year’s Eve, is due later this year).”
Go Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler and new hottie Brooklyn Deckler.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.9.11~