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The Human Comedy (2012)
Voice for the audiobook of William Saroyan's book about a boy becoming the man in the midst of a war.
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Director and actor Rob Reiner will receive the Chaplin Award on April 28th at the Lincoln Centre in NYC on Monday April 28th. Meg is listed as one of the celebrities scheduled to make an appearance.
The event will celebrate the range of Reiner’s work from the pure comedy of This Is Spinal Tap and The Princess Bride to the intense drama of Stand by Me, the romantic comedy of When Harry Met Sally…, as well as his extensive on-screen work highlighted with the role of Michael “Meathead” Stivic in the landmark television series All in the Family.
The annual Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s major fundraising event, helping to support the organization’s ongoing work in education, artist development, and cross-cultural film outreach.(…)
With appearances by Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Robin Wright, Meg Ryan, James Caan.
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“When Nora [Ephron] brought up the issue of women faking orgasms during sex, Rob [Reiner] couldn’t believe it. ‘Well, they haven’t faked one with me,’ he said. It was Meg [Ryan’s] idea to have a scene where Sally tells Harry about this, and, like Rob, Harry can’t believe it, so she fakes one in a public place. I said, ‘Like a restaurant,’ and then Rob said it should be a loud orgasm, with everyone watching her, and then I said, ‘When it’s done, an older woman says to a waiter, ‘I’ll have what she’s having.’ And that’s how it happened. In retrospect, it may be the longest orgasm in history.(…)”
Other then several sightings of Meg, John Mellencamp and Daisy on Martha’s Vineyard, there really isn’t much news right now, so it’s time for another edition of throwback thursday #tbt! It’s a picture from a photoshoot for When Harry Met Sally from 1989. Check out the movies-section in the gallery for more pictures from this photoshoot!
Q: Can you shed some light on “When Harry Met Sally 2”? How did you get involved in that?
A: [Laughs] “Oh, Billy Crystal rung me up and asked me and I just thought it’d be a funny thing to do. It taught me a lesson on how brilliant Meg Ryan was. Because when you’re trying to recreate what she did it was sort of impossible. Because she was so good at it! Her timing and everything was so brilliant. She is a great comedienne and it was very difficult to emulate her.”
Very very sad news today: Nora Ephron died last night in New York at the age of 71. She had been suffering from accute leukemia, her family has revealed. Norah Ephron was famous and succesful as a writer and director. She wrote the script for When Harry Met Sally and directed Meg and Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.
Meg was one of the many celebrities, including Billy Crystal, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, who have reacted on the news of her death. Here is Meg’s statement:
“Nora was an era. We pictured ourselves inside her dreams and they became ours. All wisdom, wit and sparkle lights, what a treat she was, what a blessing. I marvel again and again, what a life… To have created a simple happiness in people, to have added to the sum of delight in the world.”
Entertainment Weekly’s Popwatch website has several of the best movie scenes from a.o. You’ve Got Mail and When Harry Meg Sally up at their site. Visit their website with this link. Here’s one example (yes, it’s been posted before, but you can never see this scene too many times!):
Meg’s bf John Mellencamp also paid tribute to Nora Ephron last night. He dedicated one of the songs that he played at his concert in Thunder Bay, Canada to her, called ‘Longest Days’.
The website Starring NYC has a great feature about the restaurants featured in some of Meg’s most famous movies. Check out their article and see pix and moviefootage from When Harry Met Sally (Katz’s Delicatessen), You’ve Got Mail (Cafe Lalo) and others!!
“Before Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston started vying for the crown, Meg Ryan held the uncontested title of America’s sweetheart. Two of her most successful movies, When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail, featured memorable New York City restaurant scenes. The eateries have changed in appearance since then, but even more than a decade later, they still attract plenty of Meg Ryan fans.(…)” SEE THE FOOTAGE AND PHOTOS
Another ‘golden oldies’ photos post today! Someone was kind enough to send me these photos of Meg with Billy Crystal and director Rob Reiner from back when When Harry Met Sally was filmed in the late eighties. I hope you enjoy seeing these! Made me want to re-watch WHMS.