Search Results: "Richard Schickel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2003

"Warm but wooden."
In his memoir-cum-career-retrospective, Time film critic Schickel (Matinee Idylls, 1999, etc.) compares his feelings about war movies he saw as a boy with his take on those flicks today. Read full book review >

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KEEPERS by Richard Schickel
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 23, 2015

"Schickel found writing this collection 'a rather playful business'; readers will find it infused with his joy."
A noted critic celebrates the pleasure of movies. Read full book review >

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ELIA KAZAN by Richard Schickel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"These appraisals, notable for their broad critical vision, may persuade some to reconsider Kazan's work, if not his political behavior."
Time magazine film critic Schickel seeks to bolster Kazan's reputation as a major American film and theater talent. Read full book review >

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BRANDO by Richard Schickel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1991

"Loving, worthy, absorbing, at times wonderfully revisionist about acting, the Brando book we've waited for. Now let Brando bring coherence to his life in his forthcoming autobiography."
The best Brando biography ever, focusing on his films and acting, by Time film critic Schickel (Intimate Strangers, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

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CONVERSATIONS WITH MARTIN SCORSESE by Richard Schickel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2011

"A feast for cineastes."
In the manner of Hitchcock/Truffaut (1967) and Cameron Crowe's Conversations with Wilder (1999), movie critic and documentarian Schickel (Clint: A Retrospective, 2010, etc.) gabs collegially with Martin Scorsese. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2008

"An enjoyable bedside companion for cinephiles of a classic bent, as well as amateurs who want to learn a bit more about the history of film without lugging home a library."
Seasoned Time film critic Schickel (Elia Kazan: A Biography, 2005, etc.) devastates a few dozen books about the movie industry, offering his own wittily informative insights in their stead. Read full book review >

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MATINEE IDYLLS by Richard Schickel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Though some arguments reveal their armature and a few essays read long, Schickel lays his words out cleanly and is ready for the parry. Read it when you want a conversation with an ideal common viewer."
Garbo to Fargo spans the range of this prickly grab bag by the Time reviewer. Read full book review >

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CLINT EASTWOOD by Richard Schickel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 1996

"While Schickel's not on Clint's payroll, his book reads like the longest publicity release in history. (24 pages photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000)"
A veritable hagiography of actor, auteur, and man's man Eastwood. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >

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MAD RICHARD by Lesley Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entrancing portrait of artistic minds confounded by the Victorian Age."
On a cold January day in 1853, diminutive and curious Charlotte Brontë traveled to Bedlam to interview a broken Richard Dadd, one of the most celebrated artists of her day. A correspondence between their minds haunted her and perhaps altered her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >