I'll Have What She's Having: How Nora Ephron's Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy by Erin Carlson

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In I'll Have What She's Having entertainment journalist Erin Carlson tells the story of the real Nora Ephron and how she reinvented the romcom through her trio of instant classics. With a cast of famous faces including Reiner, Hanks, Ryan, and Crystal, Carlson takes readers on a rollicking, revelatory trip to Ephron's New York City, where reality took a backseat to romance and Ephron--who always knew what she wanted and how she wanted it--ruled the set with an attention to detail that made her actors feel safe but sometimes exasperated crew members.

Along the way, Carlson examines how Ephron explored in the cinema answers to the questions that plagued her own romantic life and how she regained faith in love after one broken engagement and two failed marriages. Carlson also explores countless other questions Ephron's fans have wondered about: What sparked Reiner to snap out of his bachelor blues during the making of When Harry Met Sally? Why was Ryan, a gifted comedian trapped in the body of a fairytale princess, not the first choice for the role? After she and Hanks each separatel balked at playing Mail's Kathleen Kelly and Sleepless' Sam Baldwin, what changed their minds? And perhaps most importantly: What was Dave Chappelle doing ... in a turtleneck? An intimate portrait of a one of America's most iconic filmmakers and a look behind the scenes of her crowning achievements, I'll Have What She's Having is a vivid account of the days and nights when Ephron, along with assorted cynical collaborators, learned to show her heart on the screen.



Title : I'll Have What She's Having: How Nora Ephron's Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy
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ISBN : 0316353906
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Reviews


Jaksen rated it ★★★★☆

August 25, 2017

Light-hearted and witty, a little of this, a lot of that. The talent of Nora Ephron and her influence on the rom-com movies so many of us love. (Yeah, I love them, I'm just not into romantic novels.) I found it an easy read, a lot of the information covered here was included in the television spec...


Deb rated it ★★★★☆

August 30, 2017

4.5 stars. I love the three movies (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, & You've Got Mail) that this book is focused on, romcoms, and movies in general. I am also an entertainment trivia junkie. It's not so much the gossip that I am interested in, it's more the behind-the-scenes glimps...


Vikki rated it ★★★★★

August 26, 2017

This is exactly what you think it is- a fascinating and very detailed look at how WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE & YOU'VE GOT MAIL came to be. An absolute must-read for Nora Ephron fans. I've read many of her essays, but reading various friends, coworkers and admirers' first-hand...


Laurel-Rain rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

In I'll Have What She's Having entertainment journalist Erin Carlson tells the story of the real Nora Ephron and how she reinvented the rom-com through her trio of instant classics. With a cast of famous faces including Rob Reiner, Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and Billy Crystal, Carlson takes readers on...


Becky rated it ★★★★☆

September 04, 2017

If you love When Harry Met Sally , Sleepless in Seattle , You've Got Mail , or all three, then this book is a must-read! I'll Have What She's Having takes you behind the scenes at all three movies, sharing how they each came to be, including the origins of some of our favorite lines and scenes...


Kari rated it ★★★☆☆

September 01, 2017

I am a huge fan of When Harry met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. Both are fun and really romantic movies. So, I was really interested in reading this book. I'll Have What She's Having is a look at the iconic writer behind the screenplays of both movies, Nora Ephron. She was a great writer during...


Maine Colonial rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 04, 2017

I so enjoyed the insider stories about the making of these movies and about the development of Nora Ephron’s filmmaking career that I was willing to overlook some elements that grated. In particular, I was often taken aback by Erin Carlson’s seeming assumption that the book’s readers are all mill...


Pat rated it ★★★★☆

September 06, 2017

This was a great story of movies and some of the issues that go into making them. The backstage scoop about the actors and other workers. The best thing, of course, was that it was about Nora Ephron. She was my favorite writer. The audiobook reader was very pleasant but she mispronounced so many...


Zoann rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 07, 2017

I was disappointed in this book. I had hoped for an analysis of Nora Ephron's films, but this reads more like a long People magazine article. I love Ephron's iconic films (Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally and You've Got Mail) so there was just enough inside info about the movie-making p...


Rochel rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 23, 2017

This book was all over the place. The writing was so bad; there was no flow. Dnf





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