Rewrite Man

... screenwriter and script doctor, or “rewrite man,” on four of the top-grossing films
of the 1980s. Bozman's comment, however, was typical of how people reacted to
Skaaren. With his engaging personality, commanding baritone, and 6′2′′ ...

Author: Alison Macor

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477312025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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In Rewrite Man, Alison Macor tells an engrossing story about the challenges faced by a top screenwriter at the crossroads of mixed and conflicting agendas in Hollywood. Whether writing love scenes for Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun, running lines with Michael Keaton on Beetlejuice, or crafting Nietzschean dialogue for Jack Nicholson on Batman, Warren Skaaren collaborated with many of New Hollywood's most powerful stars, producers, and directors. By the time of his premature death in 1990, Skaaren was one of Hollywood's highest-paid writers, although he rarely left Austin, where he lived and worked. Yet he had to battle for shared screenwriting credit on these films, and his struggles yield a new understanding of the secretive screen credit arbitration process—a process that has only become more intense, more litigious, and more public for screenwriters and their union, the Writers Guild of America, since Skaaren's time. His story, told through a wealth of archival material, illuminates crucial issues of film authorship that have seldom been explored.

The Rewrite Man

Maybe I'm being too hard on them : they were well - meaning , though when we
first walked in ( and as it happens we were the last to arrive ) I did get the
impression that Martin was remaking Kind Hearts and Coronets - everybody ,
male and ...

Author: Bryan Forbes

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: UCAL:B3475708

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 356

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Een auteur die een filmtekst moet herschrijven beperkt zijn bewerking niet tot de tekst maar bemoeit zich ook ingrijpend met het leven van de regisseur.

Gimme Rewrite Sweetheart

The cacophony that marks a city room went on, as if unconcerned with the rewrite
man's work. And work it was. He was responsible for everything that went into the
story: names, ages, addresses, all spelled correctly. He needed to know what ...

Author: John H. Tidyman

Publisher: Gray & Company

ISBN: 9781598510164

Category: History

Page: 253

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Fifty five reporters, editors, columnists, critics and copyboys tell stories from the newsrooms and the streets during the golden age of Cleveland newspapers.

Education Manual

22 Give it to a Rewrite Man ! 228 - 239 Read chapter . Distinguish be - | Use time
left after reading , for oral dis tween reporter , rewrite man , leg cussion . See
SHOP TALK , p . 239 . man . Learn duties of rewrite man . Notice telephone
alphabet ...

Author: United States Armed Forces Institute


ISBN: UOM:39015080290599



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Classified Index of Occupations and Industries

... 398 Rewrite editor Rewrite man - - 396 Rewrite man - - 398 Script editor Script
reader Script writer Slot man - - 396 Slot man - - 398 Aerodynamicist - - 268
Aircraft designer Airplane designer Aviation consultant Chief research - - 268
Design ...

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census


ISBN: UOM:39015008703095

Category: Occupations

Page: 383

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Me the People

Praise for Me the People “I would rather read a constitution written by Kevin Bleyer than by the sharpest minds in the country.”—Jon Stewart “Bleyer takes a red pencil to democracy’s most hallowed laundry list. . .

Author: Kevin Bleyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679604129

Category: Humor

Page: 352

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The United States Constitution promised a More Perfect Union. It’s a shame no one bothered to write a more perfect Constitution—one that didn’t trigger more than two centuries of arguments about what the darn thing actually says. Until now. Perfection is at hand. A new, improved Constitution is here. And you are holding it. But first, some historical context: In the eighteenth century, a lawyer named James Madison gathered his friends in Philadelphia and, over four long months, wrote four short pages: the Constitution of the United States of America. Not bad. In the nineteenth century, a president named Abraham Lincoln freed an entire people from the flaws in that Constitution by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Pretty impressive. And in the twentieth century, a doctor at the Bethesda Naval Hospital delivered a baby—but not just any baby. Because in the twenty-first century, that baby would become a man, that man would become a patriot, and that patriot would rescue a country . . . by single-handedly rewriting that Constitution. Why? We think of our Constitution as the painstakingly designed blueprint drawn up by, in Thomas Jefferson’s words, an “assembly of demigods” who laid the foundation for the sturdiest republic ever created. The truth is, it was no blueprint at all but an Etch A Sketch, a haphazard series of blunders, shaken clean and redrawn countless times during a summer of petty debates, drunken ramblings, and desperate compromise—as much the product of an “assembly of demigods” as a confederacy of dunces. No wonder George Washington wished it “had been made more perfect.” No wonder Benjamin Franklin stomached it only “with all its faults.” The Constitution they wrote is a hot mess. For starters, it doesn’t mention slavery, or democracy, or even Facebook; it plays favorites among the states; it has typos, smudges, and misspellings; and its Preamble, its most famous passage, was written by a man with a peg leg. Which, if you think about it, gives our Constitution hardly a leg to stand on. [Pause for laughter.] Now stop laughing. Because you hold in your hands no mere book, but the most important document of our time. Its creator, Daily Show writer Kevin Bleyer, paid every price, bore every burden, and saved every receipt in his quest to assure the salvation of our nation’s founding charter. He flew to Greece, the birthplace of democracy. He bused to Philly, the home of independence. He went toe-to-toe (face-to-face) with Scalia. He added nightly confabs with James Madison to his daily consultations with Jon Stewart. He tracked down not one but two John Hancocks—to make his version twice as official. He even read the Constitution of the United States. So prepare yourselves, fellow patriots, for the most significant literary event of the twenty-first, twentieth, nineteenth, and latter part of the eighteenth centuries. Me the People won’t just form a More Perfect Union. It will save America. Praise for Me the People “I would rather read a constitution written by Kevin Bleyer than by the sharpest minds in the country.”—Jon Stewart “Bleyer takes a red pencil to democracy’s most hallowed laundry list. . . . Uproarious and fascinating.”—Reader’s Digest “I knew James Madison. James Madison was a friend of mine. Mr. Bleyer, you are no James Madison. But you sure are a heck of a lot more fun.”—Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Team of Rivals From the Hardcover edition.

Play Pause Rewind Rewrite

PROMISE LAND I have heard that someone has seen the promise land In a
dream, a vision that he once had A freer world, the life for a better man Follow this
man he wants you to hold his hand Standing on the hill with the plan in his head
He ...

Author: Joseph Szakaly


ISBN: 9781300759409

Category: Poetry

Page: 102

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This is a collection of Poetry. Poetry is a written account of events, where words become the emotions of record, both real and imagined. This collection contains those experiences that have occurred during the last 30 plus years. Some are personal while others are stolen from the lives of others.

1990 Census of Population and Housing

Sports announcer - Exc 440 Stunt man - ( 800 ) Stunt performer Index editor
Journalist - ( 171 ) Law reporter - ( 841 ) Leg ... 172 , 440 Reporter - News
syndicate 741 Reviewer - 171 - 172 Rewrite editor Rewrite man Copy editor
Copy reader ...



ISBN: MINN:31951D016913785

Category: Government publications

Page: 267

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1980 Census of Population

Rewrite editor Rewrite man Scientific publications editor Script editor Script
reader Script writer Slot man - C , 172 Society editor - C , 172 Society reporter - C
, 172 Sports editor- ( C ) Sports writer Story editor Story reader - ( 800 ) Telegraph



ISBN: IND:30000102915232

Category: Industries


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The Poet

... “The Rewrite Man,” which described a style of over-the-top journalism that
might be called “yellow.” It was certainly sensationalist: It served the bastard right,
of course, As philosophers will note, For being a rewrite man at all When he
could ...

Author: Steven Travers

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597978552


Page: 288

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Meet the best sportswriter of the twentieth century

Death out of Thin Air

Just at the moment when he was telling a rewrite man that the Invisible Man had
failed to keep his promise, things began happening on 55th Street. The first thing
was the clerk who ran white-faced from Nathan Ziegler's shop, pushed through ...

Author: Clayton Rawson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453256909

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Two tall tales of mystery, the occult, and death-defying escapes The women of London have taken to wearing thin black bands around their necks. Is it a fashion accessory—or a stylish way of hiding bite marks? A string of strange deaths has struck the town, and witnesses claim to have seen a vampire bat fleeing the scene. The London police can rest easy, for the vampire has left for New York. He makes his first appearance in a Broadway dressing room, piercing the neck of a woman who had come to speak to Don Diavolo, magician and escape artist. The police suspect Diavolo of killing her, forcing him to catch the vampire or face the chair. For his next trick, Diavolo confronts the murder of a police detective who is found shot to death in a locked office, where the sole trace of the killer is a mocking voice on the telephone. Only Don Diavolo, the Scarlet Wizard, can prove how the gunman made his escape.

The New York Stories

The Mirror had quite a vicious little story by a man named Walter Herbert,
describing the gay foursome and the solitary man at the ... I doubt it, and nobody
will sue, but either the News has a very good rewrite man or they may have

Author: John O'Hara

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698136250

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Collected for the first time, the New York stories of John O'Hara, "among the greatest short story writers in English, or in any other language" (Brendan Gill, Here at The New Yorker) Collected for the first time, here are the New York stories of one of the twentieth century’s definitive chroniclers of the city—the speakeasies and highballs, social climbers and cinema stars, mistresses and powerbrokers, unsparingly observed by a popular American master of realism. Spanning his four-decade career, these more than thirty refreshingly frank, sparely written stories are among John O’Hara’s finest work, exploring the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of flawed, prodigally human characters and showcasing the snappy dialogue, telling details and ironic narrative twists that made him the most-published short story writer in the history of the New Yorker. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Census of Population 1970 Alphabetical Index of Industries and Occupations

Rewinder man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C , 107 - 299 , 327 - 348 , 357 -
398 . . . . . . . . . . . 681 Rework man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 690 Rewrite editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Rewrite man .

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census


ISBN: STANFORD:36105019636138



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The Professional Journalist

What a Rewrite Man Can Do A competent rewrite man , who knows the
background of his story and has a good idea of the scene and the principal
characters , can illuminate the bare details of a reporter's work with considerable
newsworthy ...

Author: John Hohenberg

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: CORNELL:31924080084209

Category: Journalism

Page: 532

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On Camera

I digress to explain that I used the word “man” deliberately because there were
almost no women on the city side of the paper. In those days, they were seldom
allowed to venture very far from the "society" department. The rewrite man was ...

Author: Nancy Reardon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136033940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Want access to the best-kept secrets and tips for sounding and looking professional while presenting on-camera for television? This is your toolkit. Reardon's On Camera: How to Report Anchor and Interview teaches you how to become professional and effective on camera. Learn how to appear, and feel, at ease-whether doing an interview or reporting in the field, or whether reading copy from a prompter or giving a video presentation. Read about what tricks the pros use to get the best interview answers from their subjects. . Nancy Reardon reveals a career's worth of inside stories from the world of reporting-insights toward helping you develop your professional skills . Get the scoop on job techniques and essentials: how to anchor, report & interview with the hallmarks of a pro . The CD-ROM is a course in itself, with video examples of how to interview on-camera, prompter copy for you to practice your reading and breathing techniques These are the nuts and bolts of how to do the job at the network level or as a backpack journalist so that when you're standing in front of the camera, in the studio, or out on location-you know what you're doing. Nancy gives you techniques behind professional on camera presentation, with exercises drawn from her years of teaching. The book, co-written by Tom Flynn with decades of experience at the networks, provides tricks of the trade and some surprising-but-true stories from inside the business. Presenting on camera is not limited to television. Today, most businesses require you to be media savvy. You have to learn how to comfortably present yourself in video conferences, as well as videotaped messages to large and small groups. Whether you are new to television or have experience in front of the camera, you can improve on your current skills by reflecting on the career-focused tips and tried-and-true principles inside this book's cover-all oriented to skills development. The book's CD-ROM contains instructional videos, an interactive feature story that allows you to write, edit and read your script, as well as vocal technique demonstration videos led by the author. Included is prompter copy that you will get nowhere else. It gives you the experience of reading a script from the prompter just as the pros do in the studio. We hope you enjoy the witty drawings by New Yorker cartoonist W. Miller, which illustrate on camera positioning!

One Man s Opinion A Suggested Rewrite for the Constitution of the United States

The genius of man that enabled him to formulate the American Constitution of
1787 gave rise to the world's first great democracy. For over two hundred years, it
functioned in a manner that provided for its people and fended off external threats

Author: William Kuehler, Jr.

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434957887

Category: Political Science

Page: 48

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Modern News Reporting

them with reporters , but most of their work is behind the scenes and anonymous
While his credit may be scant and he may win no awards , the rewrite man is a
highly skilled artisan , paid as well or better than the average reporter .

Author: Carl Nelson Warren


ISBN: UCAL:B4876836

Category: Reporters and reporting

Page: 480

View: 386


Nose for News

The type of writing a man does best does not, however, interfere with his own
personality. One of the most vivid things I remember in the newspaper business
goes back to the days when I was a copy boy. One of the crack rewrite men was
in ...

Author: Elliott Arnold


ISBN: STANFORD:36105049182319

Category: Reporters and reporting

Page: 64

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Collier s

He handed “ I just want to ask him some ques- man's name . ... It doesn't make “
So the Old Man was murdered , " Arty ? ... Her spare the bottle . ” Remember ,
whoever shot the Old Man “ And shorten it up . Rewrite it . And lips moved slightly



ISBN: UOM:39015057048038



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