Ernest Ralph Tidyman (January 1, 1928 – July 14, 1984) was an American author and screenwriter, best known for his novels featuring the African-American detective John Shaft.
Ernest Ralph Tidyman (January 1, 1928 – July 14, 1984) was an American author and screenwriter, best known for his novels featuring the African-American detective John Shaft. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film version of Shaft with John . His screenplay for The French Connection garnered him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as a Golden Globe Award, a Writers Guild of America Award, and an Edgar Award.
Ernest Tidyman’s 1975 novel was the writer’s first foray into the disaster genre
Ernest Tidyman’s 1975 novel was the writer’s first foray into the disaster genre. Indeed a screenplay was developed simultaneously in the hope of cashing in on the success of movies such as Airport and The Poseidon Adventure. It also resonates closely with The Towering Inferno in its skyscraper setting. The first half of the book is taken up by slowly introducing a sleazy set of celebrity characters in Las Vegas. All the genre elements are played out through this familiar VIP cast, which include Ernest Tidyman’s 1975 novel was the writer’s first foray into the disaster genre.
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screenwriter author film producer. Tidyman, Ernest was born on January 1, 1928 in Cleveland. Son of Benjamin and Catherine (Kascsak) Tidyman. Ernest Tidyman, American screenwriter, author, film producer. award 1971, Writers Guild award 1971, Mystery Writers American award 1971, for best screenplay The French Connection, North. A; award for motion picture Shaft 1971, Peabody award 1980, Gavel award for television movie Dummy, American Bar Association. Children by previous marriage-Benjamin, Nathaniel.
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