RICHARD NELSON CORLISS (March 6, 1944 – April 23, 2015) was an
American film critic and magazine editor for Time . As a publisher, he
mainly focused on movies, with occasional articles on other subjects.
He was the former editor-in-chief of
Film Comment and author of
several books, including Talking Pictures, which, along with other
publications, drew early attention to the screenwriter, as opposed to
* 1 Personal life and background
* 2 Career
* 3 Conflict and criticism
* 4 Number Ones from Corliss\' Top-Tens
* 5 Bibliography
* 5.1 Books
* 5.2 Articles
* 6 References
* 7 External links
PERSONAL LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Corliss was born in 1944 in
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, the son of
Elizabeth Brown (née McCluskey) and Paul William Corliss. He
attended St. Joseph\'s College,
Philadelphia (now Saint Joseph\'s
University ), obtaining a bachelor 's degree, before progressing to
Columbia University to earn a master 's degree in film studies .
Corliss resided in New York City with his wife, Mary, whom he married
on Sunday, August 31, 1969. Mary was formerly a curator in the Film
Stills Archive of the
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art .
In a 1990 article, Corliss mentions his mother clipping movie ads
with quotes of his and posting them to her refrigerator door.
On April 23, 2015, Corliss died under hospice care in New York City
after suffering a stroke.
Corliss wrote for many magazines—
National Review from 1966–1970,
New Times , Maclean\'s and SoHo Weekly News in 1980. At Film Comment,
Corliss helped draw attention to the screenwriter in the creation of
movies. Corliss challenged
Andrew Sarris 's idea of the Director as
author or auteur of this work. Corliss was one of Sarris' students at