Richard Schickel

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Richard Warren Schickel (February 10, 1933 – February 18, 2017) was an American film historian, journalist, author, documentarian, and film and literary critic.wikipedia
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Robert E. Sherwood

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In this documentary film he discusses early film critics Frank E. Woods, Robert E. Sherwood, and Otis Ferguson, and tells of how, in the 1960s, he, Pauline Kael, and Andrew Sarris, rejected the moralizing opposition of the older Bosley Crowther of The New York Times who had railed against violent movies such as Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
In that film Time critic Richard Schickel discusses, among other topics, how Sherwood was the first New York critic invited to Hollywood by cross-country train to meet the stars and directors.

For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism

For the Love of Movies
He was interviewed in For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2009).
Among them: Jami Bernard, Manny Farber, Andrew Sarris, Molly Haskell, J. Hoberman, Harlan Jacobson, Stanley Kauffmann, Stuart Klawans, Leonard Maltin, Janet Maslin, Wesley Morris, Rex Reed, B. Ruby Rich, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Richard Schickel, David Sterritt, Pauline Kael, Richard Corliss, and Gene Siskel.

The Disney Version

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The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney is a 1968 book by Richard Schickel.

Cary Grant

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Cary Grant: A Celebration (1983)
Biographer Richard Schickel claims that Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford were aboard the same ship, returning from their honeymoon, and that Grant played shuffleboard with him.

The Making of Star Wars

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It was written by Richard Schickel and directed and produced by Robert Guenette.

Otis Ferguson

In this documentary film he discusses early film critics Frank E. Woods, Robert E. Sherwood, and Otis Ferguson, and tells of how, in the 1960s, he, Pauline Kael, and Andrew Sarris, rejected the moralizing opposition of the older Bosley Crowther of The New York Times who had railed against violent movies such as Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
His film criticism is praised and discussed by critics Richard Schickel and Wesley Morris in the documentary film For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2009).

Time (magazine)

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He was a film critic for Time magazine from 1965–2010, and also wrote for Life magazine and the Los Angeles Times Book Review.
Richard Schickel, film critic from 1965 through 2010

SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back

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The special was written by Richard Schickel and directed by Robert Guenette, who had both previously worked on the 1977 special The Making of Star Wars.

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga

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From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga (1983, writer) PBS
Narrated by actor Mark Hamill, the documentary was written by Richard Schickel who had written the previous television documentaries The Making of Star Wars (1977) and SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin is a 2003 American biographical documentary film written and directed by film critic Richard Schickel.

Bosley Crowther

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In this documentary film he discusses early film critics Frank E. Woods, Robert E. Sherwood, and Otis Ferguson, and tells of how, in the 1960s, he, Pauline Kael, and Andrew Sarris, rejected the moralizing opposition of the older Bosley Crowther of The New York Times who had railed against violent movies such as Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
In this 2009 documentary film contemporary critics who appreciate his work, such as A. O. Scott, appear, but also those who found his work to be too moralistic, such as Richard Schickel, Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris.

Lena Horne

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Lena by Lena Horne and Richard Schickel
In her as-told-to autobiography Lena by Richard Schickel, Horne recounts the enormous pressures she and her husband faced as an interracial couple.

Walt Disney

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The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney (1968); revised editions: 1984, 1997
According to his biographer Richard Schickel, Disney hid his shy and insecure personality behind his public identity.

Charlie Chaplin

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The Essential Chaplin: Perspectives on the Life and Art of the Great Comedian (2006) (editor)
Praising the character, Richard Schickel suggests that Chaplin's films with the Tramp contain the most "eloquent, richly comedic expressions of the human spirit" in movie history.

Woody Allen

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Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2004)
Apart from Wild Man Blues, directed by Barbara Kopple, there are other documentaries featuring Woody Allen, including the 2001 cable-television documentary Woody Allen: a Life in Film, directed by Time film critic Richard Schickel, which interlaces interviews of Allen with clips of his films, and Meetin' WA, a short interview of Allen by French director Jean-Luc Godard.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
It is listed in Time's "100 Greatest Movies of the Last Century" as selected by critics Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel.

The Big Red One

The Big Red One
Film critic Richard Schickel — who praised the 1980 version in Time magazine when it was released — took the lead on the restoration, which relied on footage found in a old Warners Brothers vault in Kansas City.

Dirty Harry

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Dirty Harry
The commentator on the 2008 DVD is Clint Eastwood biographer Richard Schickel.

On the Waterfront

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On the Waterfront, with Elia Kazan biographer Jeff Young
According to Richard Schickel in his biography of Kazan, Marlon Brando initially refused the role of Terry Malloy, and Frank Sinatra (a native of Hoboken, where the film was being made) then had "a handshake deal"but no formally signed contractto play the part, even attending an initial costume fitting.

Walt Disney (film)

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Richard Schickel (historian; film critic)

Once Upon a Time in America

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Once Upon a Time in America
In the DVD commentary for the film, film historian and critic Richard Schickel states that opium users often report vivid dreams, and that these visions have a tendency to explore the user's past and future.

Ryan's Daughter

Ryan's Daughter, with director David Lean's wife Lady Sandra Lean, actress Sarah Miles, and other participants
According to James Wolcott, at a gathering of the National Society of Film Critics, Time critic Richard Schickel asked Lean "how someone who made Brief Encounter could make a piece of bullshit like Ryan's Daughter."

The Mark of Zorro (1940 film)

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The Mark of Zorro
Both contain the short film "Tyrone Power: The Last Idol" as seen on Biography on the A&E Network, with a commentary by film critic Richard Schickel.

History of film

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Richard Warren Schickel (February 10, 1933 – February 18, 2017) was an American film historian, journalist, author, documentarian, and film and literary critic.

Film criticism

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Richard Warren Schickel (February 10, 1933 – February 18, 2017) was an American film historian, journalist, author, documentarian, and film and literary critic.