Screen Junkies » The Jackal http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 02 Dec 2014 04:50:24 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 RIP Screenwriter Kevin Jarre (NOT ‘Jaffe’, TMZ) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rip-screenwriter-kevin-jarre-not-jaffe-tmz/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rip-screenwriter-kevin-jarre-not-jaffe-tmz/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:40:52 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=208308 The screenwriter of 'Glory' and 'Tombstone' has died.

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More sad news from Hollywood – screenwriter Kevin Jarre, who penned the scripts for such popular films as Tombstone, The Mummy, and Glory, has died of heart failure at the age of 57. He was a producer as well, on the 1997 action movie The Jackal.

Jarre was known as a history buff, which explains why such a good portion of his screenwriting credits involve different periods of American history. Glory, in particular, has an inordinately strong connection with the topic, being about the Civil War. A lot of people a certain age even saw that movie for the first time in history class (like me).

Oh, there’s one other thing: The crack journalists at TMZ got Jarre’s name wrong as “Kevin Jaffe,” which is getting picked up by lots of other sites. Classy, TMZ. Classy.

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