Rewrite Man

... a screenwriter and script doctor, or “rewrite man,” on four of the top-grossing films of the 1980s. ... With his myriad abilities, some friends wondered why he was spending (wasting, even) his talents rewriting other writers' ...

Author: Alison Macor

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292759459

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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From Hallingdal to Houston -- Hollywood on the Colorado -- Breaking away -- Highway to the danger zone -- Hollywood gothic -- One hit after another -- Batmania -- The man Hollywood trusts -- Conclusion

Gimme Rewrite Sweetheart

Russ Musarra General AssignmentReporter, Press I suppose Don Bean was the easiest guy to work with. He was also the most difficult guy ... I phoned somebody, got the information, called the city desk, and they gave me to a rewrite man.

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

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

Author: United States Armed Forces Institute


ISBN: UOM:39015080290599



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City Room

The man you clobbered was the liquor store owner. He was chasing the robber ... When Artie finished, Finnegan gave his rewrite man the same facts, verbatim. The rewrite man asked Finnegan, with suppressed glee, “Who was Julius Caesar?

Author: Arthur Gelb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101663837

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

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A New York Times Notable Book Arthur Gelb was hired by The New York Times in 1944 as a night copyboy—the paper’s lowliest position. Forty-five years later, he retired as its managing editor. Along the way, he exposed crooked cops and politicians, mentored a generation of our most-talented journalists, was the first to praise the as-yet-undiscovered Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand, and brought Joe Papp instant recognition. From D-Day to the liberation of the concentration camps, from the agony of Vietnam to the resignation of a President, from the fall of Joe McCarthy to the rise of the “Woodstock Nation,” Gelb gives an insider’s take on the great events of this nation's history—what he calls “the happiest days of my life.”

AL CAPONE The Biography of a Self Made Man

I was a rewrite man on the Tribune. He was a police reporter. He had been with the paper six years. Occasionally I would be sent out on stories with him. Generally, our objective would be a police station. If it wasn't, and there was ...

Author: Fred D. Pasley

Publisher: Edizioni Savine

ISBN: 9788899914479

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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The biography of Alphonse Gabriel Capone (born January 17, 1899 – died January 25, 1947), known by the nickname "Scarface". The most famous American gangster, as well as businessman

The Man with the Wooden Spectacles

Vann retorted boldly, knowing at least that 20 rewrite men, all working simultaneously, could amplify a skeleton synopsis into a big story in 1/20th of the time it would take one man to write it up . “Says who?” came back Danielson.

Author: Harry Stephen Keeler

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479429806

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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The trial of the man apprehended with a crimson hatbox containing a skull continues with the shenanigans of the Moffit brothers, Silas and Saul, trying to thwart the efforts of Elsa Colby, the young defense lawyer who must win her first case -- or it will be her last! Elsa finds herself visiting the darkest parts of Chicago in her quest to prove that when her client told the archbishop that the box contained "Wah Lee’s skull," he didn’t know the box actually had a skull inside. This classic mystery tale by webwork master Harry Stephen Keeler is every bit as confusing as it sounds -- until Keeler pulls it all together!

1960 Census of Population

Rewinder man .. Rework man . Rewrite editor . .Mfg . Mfg Ind W ( 828 ) Ind W ... Ind W .268 W ... Ind 075 * Rewrite man .... ..396 075 Rewrite man , 398 075 Rheologist . Ind 140 Rhinologist . .Ind 162 ( 867 ) ..346 673 Ribber .

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census


ISBN: CORNELL:31924002388464

Category: Industries

Page: 649

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Scope of Soviet Activity in the United States

But we are not here concerned with the legal implications of a person's refusal to testify . The Constitution is concerned with criminal ... Words but express ideas and so it follows that the “ rewrite " man works all day with ideas .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary


ISBN: UCAL:$B643255

Category: Communism


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Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board

After 6 p.m. , the staff at the paper's newsroom usually consisted of the night rewrite man , and the night city editor , although on occasion a photographer or the managing editor was there . Bartak testified that the night police beat ...

Author: United States. National Labor Relations Board


ISBN: UIUC:30112105116435

Category: Arbitration, Industrial


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All the President s Men

In 35 years, Lewis had never really “written” a story; he phoned the details in to a rewrite man, and for years the Washington Post did not even have a typewriter at police headquarters. The five men arrested at 2:30 A.M. had been ...

Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416589501

Category: History

Page: 352

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“The work that brought down a presidency...perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history” (Time)—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Final Days. The most devastating political detective story of the century: two Washington Post reporters, whose brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened. One of Time magazine’s All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books, this is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters. All the President’s Men is a riveting detective story, capturing the exhilarating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in US history as it unfolded in real time.

All the President s Men

In 35 years, Lewis had never really “written” a story; he phoned the details in to a rewrite man, and for years the Washington Post did not even have a typewriter at police headquarters. The five men arrested at 2:30 A.M. had been ...

Author: Carl Bernstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476770512

Category: History

Page: 368

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The two Washington Post reporters present the inside story of their inquiry into the persons involved in the Watergate scandal that resulted in the resignation of President Nixon.

The Executioner s Men

Martinez crawled from under a desk to find Iaime Orozco Tey, a forty-year-old rewrite man and father of three, bleeding profusely. He had taken several rounds in the abdomen and back during the early evening onslaught.27 Days after the ...

Author: George W. Grayson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351296021

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Los Zetas represent a new generation of ruthless, sadistic pragmatists in Mexico and Central America who are impelling a tectonic shift among drug trafficking organizations in the Americas. Mexico's marines have taken down the cartel's top leaders; nevertheless, these capos and their desperados have forever altered how criminal business is conducted in the Western Hemisphere. This narrative brings an unprecedented level of detail in describing how Los Zetas became Mexico's most diabolical criminal organization before suffering severe losses. In their heyday, Los Zetas controlled networks of American police, politicians, judges, and businessmen. The Mexican government is losing its "war on drugs," despite the military, technical, and intelligence resources provided by its northern neighbor. Subcontracted street gangs operate in hundreds of US cities, purchasing weapons, delivering product, executing targeted foes, and bribing the US Border Patrol. Despite crippling losses Los Zetas still dominate Nuevo Laredo, the major portal for legal and illegal bilateral commerce. They also work hand-in-glove with the underworld in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, as well as with gangs like the Maras Salvatruchas.

Investigation of Communist Propaganda

Hamilton Fish , jr . , Activities in the United States , 370 Lexington Avenue , New York In reply to your telegram of July 18 , I desire to state that I never made to paper , and the rewrite man makes it a little stronger sometimes ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Communist Activities in the United States


ISBN: UCAL:B4910529

Category: Communism


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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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The Good Times

I soon learned to distinguish them so as not to waste the rewrite men's time on busy nights. Phoning the desk, I might say, “I've got a little murder.” To which the rewrite man might say, ...

Author: Russell Baker

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781626813250

Category: Humor

Page: 416

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A “superb [and] often hilarious” memoir of a life in journalism, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Growing Up (The New York Times Book Review). “Baker here recalls his years at the Baltimore Sun, where, on ‘starvation wages,’ he worked on the police beat, as a rewrite man, feature writer and White House correspondent. Sent to London in 1953 to report on the coronation, he spent the happiest year of his life there as an innocent abroad. Moving to the New York Times and becoming a ‘two-fisted drinker,’ he covered the Senate and the national political campaigns of 1956 and 1960, and, just as he was becoming bored with routine reporting and the obligation to keep judgments out of his stories, was offered the opportunity to write his own op-ed page column, ‘The Observer.’ With its lively stories about journalists, Washington politicians and topical scandals, the book will delight Baker's devotees—and significantly expand their already vast number.” —Publishers Weekly “Aspiring writers will chuckle over Baker's first, horrible day on police beat, his panicked interview with Evelyn Waugh, and his arrival at Queen Elizabeth's coronation in top hat, tails, and brown-bag lunch.”—Library Journal “A wonderful book.” —Kirkus Reviews


From 1924 to 1929 , I was feature writer for the Chicago Daily News . From 1929 to 1930 and maybe 1931 , part of 1931 , I was a rewrite man for the Chicago Evening American . I was a public relations man in Chicago for a year or two .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate


ISBN: UOM:35112104249109



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