Nora Ephron | Critical Essay by Henry S. Resnik

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Nora Ephron.
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Critical Essay by Henry S. Resnik

Several times in the course of Wallflower at the Orgy, a collection of magazine articles, Nora Ephron captures the true spirit of the popular arts in America perfectly. It is a spirit that grows from the heart of The People. The media didn't need to invent it, for it reflects profound longings, anxieties, and dreams, the most pernicious neuroses of capitalism; the media merely nourish it….

Ephron is at her best when probing and exposing the masscult sensibility, for she brings to the subject just the right combination of camp playfulness and shrewd intelligence. She's dismayed, but not despairing. And she can make good fun of her own role in the masscult-midcult madness…. Unfortunately, several of the pieces are so light that they almost float away, and the interview with Mike Nichols, while interesting, is patently...

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