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Jay Cocks is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 12 january 1944

Jay Cocks

Jay Cocks
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Birth name John C. Cocks, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 12 january 1944 (74 years)

Jay Cocks (born John C. Cocks, Jr.; January 12, 1944) is a film critic and motion picture screenwriter.

He is a graduate of Kenyon College. He was a critic for Time, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone, among other magazines, before moving into film writing.

As a screenwriter, he worked on Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence and Gangs of New York — a screenplay he started working on in 1976 — as well as Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days. Cocks also performed an uncredited rewrite of James Cameron's screenplay for Titanic.

Best films

Gangs of New York (2002)
(Scriptwriter)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
(Scriptwriter)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
(Scriptwriter)

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Filmography of Jay Cocks (8 films)

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Silence
Silence (2016)
, 2h41
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films
Actors Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Javier Bardem, Benicio del Toro, Adam Driver, Gael García Bernal
Rating71% 3.599073.599073.599073.599073.59907
Au Japon, au XVII siècle, des missionnaires jésuites portugais sont victimes de persécution religieuse en se rendant sur les traces de leur mentor.
De-Lovely
De-Lovely (2004)
, 2h5
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally, Sandra Nelson, Allan Corduner
Roles Author
Rating65% 3.2990453.2990453.2990453.2990453.299045
As he is about to die, Porter's life flashes before him in the form of a musical production staged by the archangel Gabriel in the Indiana theater where the composer first performed on stage.
Gangs of New York, 2h47
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, La précarité, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Political films, Erotic thriller films, Gangster films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Henry Thomas, Jim Broadbent
Rating74% 3.748723.748723.748723.748723.74872
On February 6, 1846, at Paradise Square in Lower Manhattan's Five Points, a territorial battle of hand-to-hand combat between Bill "the Butcher" Cutting's U.S.-born nativist gang, the Natives, and "Priest" Vallon's Irish Catholic immigrant gang, the Dead Rabbits, concludes when Cutting kills Vallon, witnessed by Vallon's young son, Amsterdam. Cutting declares the Dead Rabbits outlawed but orders that Vallon's body be buried with honor. Amsterdam seizes the knife used to kill his father, races off, and buries it along with a medal his father gave him. He is later raised at Hellgate orphanage.
Strange Days, 2h25
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Rape in fiction, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Vincent d’Onofrio, Michael Wincott
Rating71% 3.5990353.5990353.5990353.5990353.599035
In the last two days of 1999, Los Angeles has become a dangerous war zone. As a group of criminals rob a Chinese restaurant, the event is recorded by a robber wearing a 'SQUID', or "Superconducting Quantum Interference Device", an illegal electronic device which records events directly from the wearer's cerebral cortex, and when played back through a MiniDisc-like device called a "deck", allow a user to experience the recorder's memories and physical sensations. Lenny Nero is a former LAPD officer turned black marketeer who deals in bootleg SQUID recordings. His main supplier, Tick (Richard Edson), tries to sell the robbery clip to him. Lenny eventually agrees to buy it at a reduced price, having to cut out the last part where the rig records the robber's death by falling; clips that record the wearer's death are known as "blackjack" (snuff) clips, because the experience is described as "jacking into the big black" by Tick.
The Age of Innocence, 2h19
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Alexis Smith, Géraldine Chaplin, Mary Beth Hurt
Rating71% 3.599043.599043.599043.599043.59904
Newland Archer (Daniel Day Lewis) is planning to marry the respectable May Welland (Winona Ryder). May's cousin, the Countess Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer) has returned to New York which causes a shock in society circles. The Countess unwisely married a Polish Count, who took her fortune and mistreated her; she left him to return to New York.
Made in Milan, 20minutes
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes La mode, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Roles Writer
Rating64% 3.242583.242583.242583.242583.24258
The Last Temptation of Christ, 2h44
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Demons in film, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Alternate history films, Films about virginity
Actors Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, Steve Shill, David Bowie
Rating75% 3.798243.798243.798243.798243.79824
The film begins with a man whispering in despair, "The feeling begins. Very tender, very loving. Then the pain starts. Claws slip underneath the skin and tear their way up. Just before they reach my eyes, they dig in. And I remember. First I fasted for three months. I even whipped myself before I went to sleep. At first it worked. Then the pain came back. And the voices. They call me by the name: Jesus." Jesus of Nazareth is a carpenter in Roman-occupied Judea, torn between his own desires and his knowledge that God has a plan for him. His conflict results in self-loathing, and he collaborates with the Romans to crucify Jewish rebels.