List of The Way We Were Movie Writers

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This is a list of writers who wrote the film The Way We Were. Often times there are multiple writers for a film like this, so here’s a list of everyone who wrote The Way We Were. From the people who did re-writes on The Way We Were to those who wrote the original screenplay for The Way We Were, this is a list of everyone with a writing credit in the movie The Way We Were. List writers include Francis Ford Coppola, Arthur Laurents and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who wrote The Way We Were?" and "Which writers wrote The Way We Were?"
Arthur Laurents is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of The Way We Were Movie Writers
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Arthur Laurents (July 14, 1917 – May 5, 2011) was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter.After writing scripts for radio shows after college and then training films for the U.S. Army during World War II, Laurents turned to writing for Broadway, producing a body of work that includes West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), and Hallelujah, Baby! (1967), and directing some of his own shows and other Broadway productions. His early film scripts include Rope (1948) for Alfred Hitchcock, followed by Anastasia (1956), Bonjour Tristesse (1958), The Way We Were (1973), and The Turning Point (1977). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 94 (1917-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Films Written: Gypsy, The Way We Were, The Turning Point, Caught, Rope, + more

Subjects: Ballet, Ballet company, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia

Dalton Trumbo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of The Way We Were Movie Writers
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James Dalton Trumbo (December 9, 1905 – September 10, 1976) was an American screenwriter and novelist who scripted many award-winning films including Roman Holiday, Exodus, Spartacus, and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. One of the Hollywood Ten, he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee's investigation of Communist influences in the motion picture industry. He, along with the other members of the Hollywood Ten, and hundreds of other industry professionals were subsequently blacklisted by that industry. His sheer talent as a screenwriter enabled him to continue working clandestinely on top films, writing under other authors' names ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1905-1976)

Birthplace: USA, Montrose, Colorado

Nationality: United States of America

Films Written: Career, Road Gang, The Way We Were, Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman, The Sandpiper, + more

Subjects: Spartacus, Jungle, Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Prison, Bombing of Tokyo, + more

David Rayfiel was an American screenwriter and frequent collaborator of director Sydney Pollack. Born in Brooklyn, New York and educated at Brooklyn College, his father was congressman Leo F. Rayfiel. His first marriage ended in divorce. His second wife was actress Maureen Stapleton, from 1963 to 1966, before that union also ended in divorce. His former house at Day, New York, known as David Rayfiel House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1923-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Films Written: The Way We Were, Round Midnight, The Firm, Sabrina, The Slender Thread, + more

Subjects: Espionage, Terminal illness, World War II, Death, Law

Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of The Way We Were Movie Writers
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Francis Ford Coppola (, Italian: [ˈkɔppola]; born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, film composer, and vintner. He was a central figure in the New Hollywood filmmaking movement of the 1960s and 1970s. After directing The Rain People in 1969, Coppola co-wrote Patton (1970), earning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay along with Edmund H. North. Coppola's reputation as a filmmaker was cemented with the release of The Godfather (1972). The film revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre, and was adored by the public and critics alike. The Godfather won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay (shared with ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 79

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Films Written: The Way We Were, Youth Without Youth, One from the Heart, The Cotton Club, Apocalypse Now, + more

Subjects: El Guettar, Gangster Film, George S. Patton, American Mafia, War, + more

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