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Nora Ephron came to Baltimore for the movie, but she'd have stayed for the food

Nora Ephron came to Baltimore for the movie, but she'd have stayed for the food

Nora Ephron was really all about the food. An acerbic observer of life whose wit translated so easily to the big screen, she was often as interested in the menu as she was in the script, and her appetite for moviemaking and crab cakes brought her to Baltimore in the early 1990s for the filming of "Sleepless in Seattle." Ephron, who died Tuesday after a battle with leukemia, was called in to doctor a screenplay about a long-distance love affair between an architect in Seattle (Tom Hanks) and a woman newspaper reporter (Meg Ryan) in, of all places, Lancaster, Pa. Declaring that she couldn't possibly write a script based in a town without a major-league team, she changed the...

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