Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Waitress

The big news of today is that, after reading this, (finally!) a post by one of my all-time heroes, Nora Ephron, it made me wonder if I post too often. I mean, is it not better to come off with a really wonderful post, ala Nora, very occasionally than to blather on just about every day?

I certainly have examples in my own life that more occasional, introspective posting might be better.

'Tis a puzzlement.

In other other blogger news (?), Rob Rummel-Hudson continues to chronicle his experiences being a "fancy pants" (his words) published author. Reading posts like this, demystifies the book deal process. It helps to be a really good writer. The book is scheduled to go on sale in February, 2008.




While trolling around my various favorite movie sites recently, I stumbled across the information that "The Waitress" starring Keri Russell (Felicity) will be released on DVD this month. I saw the movie back in the summer with with my friends, Mary and Christa, and we all all three loved it. While searching for a preview I could grab so I could recommend the movie here, I ran across the news that Adrienne Shelly, who wrote, directed, and co-starred in the film, was brutally murdered in her Manhattan office not long after the movie wrapped, just at a year ago.

I'm surprised I didn't catch this news at the time, I fancy myself at least marginally "up" on these things.

[On the other hand, I have just now finished up Season Three of Grey's Anatomy. ]

In any case, I was very saddened to hear of Shelly's death. I remember thinking as I watched The Waitress that whoever was behind such a clever piece was very talented and likely headed for even greater success. Saddest of all, Shelly left behind a three-year-old daughter, Sophie, who had to have at least partially served as inspiration for a story about having a child.

So do add The Waitress to your queues and must-see lists. Unfortunately, it is the last of its kind.

3 comments:

Patience-please said...

Do NOT post less often! While not every post will be The Best You've Ever Written, it will still feed the habits of those of us who like to check Bizzyville daily, and make us not feel like we missed our dose of crack.
Plus, it's good exercise. When we have reached the artistic level of Nora or One Kentucky Writer, then yeah, we can go slacker for a couple of days, but until...

Patience

Suz said...

I'm with Patience on the posting thing!

And I too found the news about Adrienne Shelly when I saw "Waitress" this summer, and was writing my blog post about it. Stunning, ain't it? Just purely tragic and horrible.

Thanks for the heads up about the DVD release. I want to share this flick with some friends who missed it here this summer.

ChristaD said...

I had no clue about Adrienne Shelly. Very sad. My posting schedule sux mainly due to the fact that I can never get on the computer in my own home. Maybe this week will be better.