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"The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years,
permitting no pause for perspective."

"[D.W. Griffith's] belief was that if the traditional art form would not find room for him,
then he would make an art form of his own."

— Richard Schickel


     B I O
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Film Critic for Time Magazine since 1972. Before that, he was film critic for "Life" Magazine
won the William K. Everson Film History Award from National Board of Review in 2004
Schickel was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1964

Richard Schickel's official website
Richard Schickel entry at Wikipedia
Richard Schickel credits [since 1971] at Internet Movie Database


Books  About  Cinema  by  Richard Schickel
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"The Stars" [1962]

"Movies: The History of An Art and An Institution" [1964]

"The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art & Commerce of Walt Disney" [Ivan R. Dee 1967]
by Richard Schickel 1-56663-158-0 rev 1984, 1997

"Second Sight: Notes On Some Movies, 19651970" [1972]

"His Picture In The Papers: A Speculation On Celebrity In America Based On
The Life of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr." [1974]

"Harold Lloyd: The Shape of Laughter (1974)

"Douglas Fairbanks: The First Celebrity" [1976]

"Cary Grant: A Celebration" [1983]

D.W. Griffith bio by Richard Schickel  "D.W. Griffith: An American Life" [1984] by Richard Schickel
won the British Film Institute Book Prize in 1985
Limelight Editions 9x6 pb [7/2004] for $15.30
S&S hardcover [4/84] out of print/used

see also Magic Lantern's D.W. Griffith [1875-1948] Page

"Intimate Strangers: The Culture of Celebrity" [1985, rev 2000]
aka "Common Fame: The Culture of Celebrity"

"Lena" [1986] by Lena Horne & Richard Schickel

"James Cagney: A Celebration" [1986]

"Gary Cooper" [1986] ISBN 0-316-77307-7

"Schickel On Film: Encounters - Critical and Personal - With Movie Immortals" [1989]

"Brando: A Life In Our Times" (1991)

DI script  

"Double Indemnity" feature film [1944]
script by Billy Wilder & Raymond Chandler

B.F.I. critical textbook (with script) [1992] by Richard Schickel
British Film Institute 7½x5¼ pb [9/92] for $11.66

"Clint Eastwood: A Biography" [1996]

"Hollywood At Home: A Family Album, 19501965" [1998]

"Matinee Idylls: Reflections On The Movies" [1999]

"Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip: Movies, Memory, and World War II" [2003]

"Woody Allen: A Life In Film" [2004]

"Elia Kazan: A Biography" [2005]

Essential Chaplin edited by Richard Schickel  "The Essential Chaplin: Perspectives On The Life & Art of The Great Comedian" [2006] Edited by Richard Schickel
Ivan R. Dee, Publr 8½x5½ pb [7/2006] for $13.22
Ivan R. Dee, Publr 8½x6 hardcover [7/2006] out of print/used

see also Magic Lantern's Charlie Chaplin [1889-1977] Page

Humphrey Bogart authorized biography by Richard Schickel & George Perry  "Bogie: A Celebration of The Life & Films of Humphrey Bogart" [2006]
by Richard Schickel & George Perry, Foreword by Stephen H. Bogart

Thomas Dunne Books 11½x9&fgrac2 hardcover [12/2006] for $28.00

see also Magic Lantern's Humphrey Bogart [1899-1957] Page

Library of America American Movie Critics book edited by Phillip Lopate  "American Movie Critics: An Anthology From The Silents Until Now"
[2006] Edited by Phillip Lopate

Library of America 9¼x6 pb [1/2008] for $14.96
Library of America 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2006] for $30.12
critics and writers included are James Agee, John Ashbery. James Baldwin, Vincent Canby, Manohla Dargis, Roger Ebert, Ralph Ellison, Manny Farber, Otis Ferguson, Brendan Gill, Molly Haskell, Pauline Kael, Vachel Lindsay, Carl Sandburg, Andrew Sarris, Richard Schickel, Susan Sontag, Edmund Wilson (and others)

You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story book by Richard Schickel   "You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story" [2008]
by Richard Schickel & George Perry

Running Press 11½x10 bargain price hardcover [9/2008] out of print/used
Running Press 11½x10 hardcover [9/2008] for $35.00
basis for the 5-part TV documentary project narrated by Clint Eastwood
Warner Home Video color DVD [4/2009] 2 disks for $26.99
see also Magic Lantern's Warner Brothers Studios Page

Bette Davis Larger than Life biography by Richard Schickel & George Perry  "Bette Davis: Larger Than Life" biography [2009]
by Richard Schickel & George Perry

Running Press 12¼x9¼ bargain hardcover [10/2009] for $12.98
Running Press 12½x9½ hardcover [10/2009] for $25.20

"Clint: A Retrospective" [3/2010] by Richard Schickel /1402774729/ Spanish=/8498014719/

new book "Conversations With Scorsese" [3/2011] by R Schickel


Books  on  Other  Topics

"The World of Carnegie Hall" [1960]
"The World of Goya, 17461828" [1968]
"The Museum" [1970]
"The World of Tennis" [1975]
"Another I, Another You: A Novel" [1978]
"Singled Out: A Civilized Guide To Sex and Sensibility For The Suddenly Single Man - or Woman" [1981]
"Striking Poses: Photographs From The Kobal Collection" [1987]
"Carnegie Hall: The First One Hundred Years" [1987] by Richard Schickel & Michael Walsh


Movies & TV  of  Richard Schickel
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Richard Schickel credits [since 1971] at Internet Movie Database

            

"The Men Who Made The Movies: Frank Capra" [1973 TV] /tt0070070/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: George Cukor" [1973 TV] /tt0070103/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: Howard Hawks" [1973 TV] /tt0070199/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: Alfred Hitchcock" [1973 TV] /tt0069686/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: Vincente Minnelli" [1973 TV] /tt0070882/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: King Vidor" [1973 TV] /tt0070272/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: Raoul Walsh" [1973 TV] /tt0070591/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: William A. Wellman" [1973 TV] /tt0070922/

Men Who Made The Movies interviews book by Richard Schickel  "The Men Who Made The Movies: Interviews With Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh & William A. Wellman" [1975]
by Richard Schickel

Ivan R. Dee, Publr 9x6 pb [4/2001] for $19.95
Atheneum 10¼x7¼ hardcover [1975] out of print/used
            

"Life Goes to the Movies" [NBC-TV 1976] Emmy nomination

"Funny Business" [CBS-TV 1977]

"The Making of Star Wars: As Told By C-3PO and R2-D2" [1977]
'The Making of Star Wars' 1977 video  50-minute TV special hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2, with additional voiceover narration by William Conrad; includes: behind-the-scenes footage from "Star Wars Episode IV"; interviews with writer/-director George Lucas, producer Gary Kurtz, and cast-members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford & Alec Guinness; several deleted or reworked scenes
Co-produced & directed by Robert Guenette; written by Richard Schickel
Fox Home Ent. color VHS [1977] out of prodn/40+ used

"The Horror Show" [CBS-TV 1978]

"Into The Morning: Willa Cather's America" [PBS 1978]

"SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back" [PBS-TV 1980]

"James Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy" [PBS-TV 1982]

"From Star Wars To Jedi: The Making of A Saga" [PBS-TV Dec 1983]
'From Star Wars to Jedi' 1985 video  Tagline: "Behind-the-scenes secrets of the most spectacular trilogy in motion picture history!" 65-minute documentary filmed at Skywalker Ranch, Industrial Light & Magic, and EMI Elstree Studios in England; narrated by Mark Hamill; interviewees include George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, composer John Williams, Frank Oz, director Irvin Kershner Co-produced & written by Richard Schickel
Fox Home Ent. color VHS [8/95] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDb

"Minnelli on Minnelli" [PBS-TV 1987] Emmy nominated

"Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond"
[MGM/UA / ABC-TV May 1987]
Produced & directed by Mel Stuart; written by Richard Schickel; hosted by Roger Moore; featuring Timothy
Dalton {as the next James Bond} DVD/Blu-ray not available Fox color VHS [1998] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb see also Magic Lantern's Agent 007 James Bond Pages

"Cary Grant: A Celebration" [ABC-TV 1988]

"Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend" [TNT 1989]

"Myrna Loy: So Nice To Come Home To" [TNT 1990

"Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire" [TNT 1991]

"Eastwood & Co: Making Unforgiven" [ABC-TV 1992]

"Hollywood On Hollywood" [AMC-TV 1993]

Kazan, A Director's Journey documentary film by Richard Schickel  "Kazan: A Director's Journey" [Lorac/First Run Features Aug 1995]
75-minute docufilm written & directed by Richard Schickel; narrated by Eli Wallach
DVD/Blu-ray not available First Run Features color VHS [4/2000] out of prodn/used
credits at IMDb

see also Magic Lantern's Elia Kazan [1909-2003] Page

Ray Harryhausen Chronicles  "The Harryhausen Chronicles" [A.M.C. TV documentary Jan 1998]
Produced & directed by critic Richard Schickel
WEA color DVD [7/2002] for $17.99
WEA color VHS [7/2002] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
see also Magic Lantern's Ray Harryhausen Page
Shooting War Combat Cameramen documentaryby Richard Schickel  "Shooting War: World War II Combat Cameramen"
[DreamWorks/A.B.C. TV documentary Dec 2000]
Written & directed by Richard Schickel, nominated for Emmy Award

Universal DVD [5/2004] for $17.99
full credits from IMDb
Woody Allen: A Life in Film book  "Woody Allen: A Life In Film" 90-minute TV documentary
[DreamWorks / Turner Classic Movies aired May 2002]

Co-produced, written & directed by Richard Schickel
video/DVD not available; full credits at IMDb
companion book [2003] Transcription of the four-hour interview that Schickel conducted with Allen that was cut down to the 90-minute television documentary.
Ivan R. Dee 8¼x5½ pb [9/2004] for $14.95
Ivan R. Dee 8½x6 hardcover [9/2003] for $22.50
Life & Art of Charles Chaplin docufilm  "Charlie: The Life & Art of Charles Chaplin" [Warner Home Video Feb 2004]
A dazzling two-hour-plus documentary by critic Schickel, with clips from Charlie Chaplin's films and interviews of Woody Allen, Richard Attenborough, Claire Bloom, Geraldine Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Milos Forman, Marcel Marceau, composer David Raksin, critic Andrew Sarris, Martin Scorsese, Jeffrey Vance and others.
Written & directed by Richard Schickel; narrated by Sydney Pollack full credits from IMDb
MK2 / Warner Home Video widescreen color/b&w DVD [3/2004] for $29.95

Richard Schickel's 2005 TV movie "Watch The Skies"

"For The Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism"
[festival circuit 2007]
For the Love of Movies / American Film Criticism  80-minute docufilm written & directed by Gerald Peary {critic at The Boston Phoenix}; narrated by Patricia Clarkson; featuring Richard Corliss {Time Magazine}, David D'Arcy, Roger Ebert {The Chicago Sun-Times}, Otis Ferguson, Molly Haskell, Pauline Kael [1919-2001], Stanley Kauffmann, Stuart Klawans {The Nation Magazine}, Leonard Maltin, Janet Maslin, Elvis Mitchell, John Powers, Rex Reed, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Andrew Sarris, Richard Schickel, Lisa Schwarzbaum {Entertainment Weekly}, A.O. Scott {The New York Times}, David Sterritt, Mike Szymanski, Kenneth Turan {The Los Angeles Times}, Scott Weinberg & Michael Wilmington
DVD/Blu-ray not available full credits at IMDb official movie site
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $5.99

You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story book by Richard Schickel  "You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story" [PBS-TV 2008]
5-part TV documentary project narrated by Clint Eastwood
Warner Home Video color DVD [4/2009] 2 disks for $26.99
based on the book by Richard Schickel & George Perry
Running Press 11½x10 bargain price hardcover [9/2008] out of print/used
Running Press 11½x10 hardcover [9/2008] for $35.00

"The Eastwood Factor" [Feb 2010 short] from film critic Richard Schickel /tt1661274/


Other Media

"The Big Red One" [1980] /tt0080437/
Directed by Sam Fuller from his 1980 novel; cut-down 116-minute version in 1980; restored & re-released Nov 2004
Richard Schickel & WB exec Brian Jamieson received Special Citations from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.
and the Seattle Film Critics for the 160-minute reconstruction of 2004

Samuel Fuller's Big Red One novel  "The Big Red One" [1980 novel]
by Samuel Fuller, Introduction by Richard Schickel

Thunder's Mouth Press 8¼x5 pb [7/2005] for $12.44


Works About Richard Schickel

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L i n k s

Richard Schickel's official website
Richard Schickel entry at Wikipedia
Richard Schickel credits [since 1971] at Internet Movie Database
browse books by Richard Schickel at Amazon
browse DVDs by Richard Schickel at Amazon


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