Around the Net

The Art Of The Obit: Covering Nora Ephron's Death

We've always appreciated the witty, insightful work of author, screenwriter and director Nora Ephron. So we read of her death with real sadness. (If you don't know anything else about her, you probably know the most famous movie scene she ever wrote: the fake orgasm, "I'll have what she's having" deli scene in "When Harry Met Sally.")

The New York Times did a wonderful job of reporting Ephron's death, with fond quotes from such luminaries as Meryl Streep and Mike Nichols, a sharp analysis and appreciation of her writing and filmmaking,  and anecdotes that provide a vivid sense of her personality.

To that last point, we're fairly certain this is the only Tmes obit ever to feature the detail that the deceased "was also fussy about her hair and made a point of having it professionally blow-dried twice a week." Then comes a great quote: “It’s cheaper by far than psychoanalysis and much more uplifting,” Ms. Ephron said.



Read the whole story at New York Times »

Next story loading loading..