Film / The Paper
is a 1994
comedy about 24 hours in the life of a New York City tabloid: New York Sun
. Starring Michael Keaton
and Glenn Close
This film provides examples of:
- Da Editor
- Day in the Life: The film is based around one day.
- Intrepid Reporter: An entire cast full.
- I Always Wanted to Say That: A very well-done one occurs when Henry wants to stop the paper from going out bearing an incorrect front-page article:
Henry: We stop and replate. Go upstairs and write up what you've got. Tell Lou to send down "They Didn't Do It".
Michael McDougal: Hey Henry, are you going to say it? You gotta say it.
Henry: Use the same art they used for "Gotcha!"
Michael McDougal: Come on, how often do you get the chance? You can't just do it and not say it, come on!
Henry: I - Stop the presses!
- Local Angle: A Running Gag, foreign news reports will only get published in the newspaper, if they were observed or involved with anyone from New York.
- Scandal Gate: One reporter has driven his colleagues mad with his constant assertion that he is about dig up a major story.
- Yet Another Baby Panda: The paper always looks for a funny story to end on.