Jay Cocks

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John C. "Jay" Cocks, Jr. (born January 12, 1944) is an American film critic and screenwriter. He is a graduate of Kenyon College.[1] He was a critic for Time, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone, among other magazines, before shifting to screenplay writing.[1] He is married to actress Verna Bloom.

As a screenwriter, he worked on Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence[2] and Gangs of New York[3] — a screenplay he started working on in 1976 — as well as Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days.[4] He did an uncredited rewrite of James Cameron's screenplay for Titanic and was, with Scorsese, the co-screenwriter of Silence.

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  1. ^ a b Some Notable Alumni, kenyon.edu; accessed August 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Vincent Canby (1993-09-17). "Review/Film: The Age of Innocence; Grand Passions and Good Manners". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  3. ^ A.O. Scott (2002-12-20). "Gangs of New York - FILM REVIEW; To Feel A City Seethe". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Jay Cocks' filmography". Movies.nytimes.com. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 

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