Ida Tarbell

Synopsis: Ida Minerva Tarbell was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is thought to have pioneered investigative journalism.
Year:
2015
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IDA:

You might want to check your spelling.

“Parallel” is two l’s, one r. Even a

secretary knows that.

She walks off. Lowry stares at his text, frowns. She’s right.

HALLWAY -- FOLLOWING

A stencilled sign on a glass door reads: S.S. McClure.

Publisher. Ida approaches, gives a timid knock.

SAM MCCLURE (O.S.)

Not now, Phillips!

Ida knocks again, a little louder this time. Finally, a head

pokes out.

SAM MCCLURE:

Oh, for Christ’s sake, what is it now?

SAM MCCLURE is a compact ball of energy in his early 40’s. Of

Scots-Irish descent, with the red hair and fiery temperament

to match. He is impeccably well-dressed for a publisher. He

looks like what he is: a cyclone in a frock coat.

IDA:

Mr. McClure? I’m Ida Tarbell. We had an

appointment?

SAM MCCLURE:

(totally forgot)

Ah, Miss Tarbell! Of course! Welcome.

Please, come in.

She enters McClure’s office.

6.

INT. MCCLURE’S OFFICE - CONTINUOUS

The place is a chaos of books, magazines, unread manuscripts.

He deftly sweeps a bottle of Scotch under a coat.

SAM MCCLURE:

You must pardon our appearance, I’m afraid

we’re still moving in. Thank you for

coming, please have a seat. I trust you had

a pleasant journey from...

IDA:

Titusville. Pennsylvania.

SAM MCCLURE:

Pennsylvania? Good Baptist folk down there,

are they?

IDA:

Some of them. We’re Methodist.

(drily)

Less singing. More penance.

SAM MCCLURE:

(finding a file)

I read your CV, it’s very impressive. First

woman to graduate from Allegheny College.

Editor of the Chautauquan. Masters in

French literature from the Sorbonne.

IDA:

Pending...

SAM MCCLURE:

I see you’ve written well-reviewed bios on

Madame Roland, Napoleon and Abe Lincoln.

You’re quite ambitious, aren’t you?

IDA:

You mean “for a woman”?

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Mark McDevitt

Mark McDevitt grew up in Sligo on the northwest coast of Ireland, and later attended University College Dublin. In 1995, he moved to the United States after winning a green card "in the lottery." As a writer and journalist, his work has appeared in The Irish Times, The New York Times, The Irish Independent and The Examiner. In 2001, he moved to New York to pursue a career in film. He went on to work on several movies and TV shows as a camera assistant and operator, while writing film scripts on the side. In 2015, his spec screenplay about pioneering investigative journalist Ida Tarbell landed on the Hollywood Blacklist. It is currently in development as a feature film with Amazon Studios. Mark lives in New Jersey with his wife and son. more…

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