The Info List - 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. He was a film critic for Time magazine from 1965–2010, and also wrote for Life magazine and the Los Angeles Times Book Review. His last writings about film were for Truthdig. He was interviewed in For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film
Criticism (2009). 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 addition to film, Schickel also critiqued and documented cartoons, particularly Peanuts.[1]


1 Personal life 2 Honors 3 Books 4 Documentaries 5 DVD commentaries 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Personal life[edit] Schickel was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Helen (née Hendricks) and Edward John Schickel.[2][3] Schickel died on February 18, 2017 in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
after suffering multiple strokes eight days after his 84th birthday.[4] Honors[edit] Schickel received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1964. He has also lectured at Yale University
Yale University
and University of Southern California's School of Film
and Television. Books[edit]

The World of Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
(1960) The Stars (1962) The Gentle Knight (1964) Movies: The history of an art and an institution (1964) The World of Goya, 1746–1828 (1968) The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney (1968); revised editions: 1984, 1997 The Museum (1970) Second Sight: Notes on Some Movies 1965–1970 (1972) His Picture In The Papers: A Speculation on Celebrity in America Based on the Life of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
(1974) Harold Lloyd: The Shape of Laughter (1974) The World of Tennis (1975) Douglas Fairbanks: The First Celebrity (1976) Another I, Another You: A Novel (1978) Singled Out: A civilized guide to sex and sensibility for the suddenly single man—or woman (1981) Cary Grant: A Celebration (1983) D.W. Griffith: An American Life (1984); British Film
Institute Book Prize, 1985 Intimate Strangers: The Culture of Celebrity (1985) (aka Common Fame: The Culture of Celebrity); revised 2000 Lena by Lena Horne
Lena Horne
and Richard Schickel James Cagney: A Celebration (1986) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1986) ISBN 0-316-77307-7 Striking Poses: Photographs from the Kobal Collection (1987) Carnegie Hall: The First One Hundred Years by Richard Schickel and Michael Walsh (1987) Schickel on Film: Encounters—Critical and Personal—With Movie Immortals (1989) Brando: A Life in Our Times (1991) Double Indemnity (BFI Film
Classics) (1992) Clint Eastwood: A Biography (1996) Hollywood at Home: A Family Album 1950–1965 (1998) Matinee Idylls: Reflections on the Movies (1999) Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip: Movies, Memory and World War II
World War II
(2003) Woody Allen: A Life in Film
(2004) Elia Kazan: A Biography (2005) Bogie: A Celebration of the Life and Films of Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
(2006) ISBN 0-312-36629-9 The Essential Chaplin: Perspectives on the Life and Art of the Great Comedian (2006) (editor) Conversations with Scorsese (2011) Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective (2012) Keepers: The Greatest Films - and Personal Favorites - of a Moviegoing Lifetime (2015)


The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998, writer and director), PBS [5] The Men Who Made the Movies (1973), eight-part series, PBS, Emmy nominated Life Goes to the Movies (1976), NBC, Emmy nominated Funny Business (1977), CBS The Making of Star Wars
The Making of Star Wars
(1977, writer)[6] The Horror Show (1978), CBS Into the Morning: Willa Cather's America (1978), PBS SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980, writer),[7] PBS James Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy (1982), PBS From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga (1983, writer),[8] PBS Minnelli on Minnelli (1987), PBS, Emmy nominated Cary Grant: A Celebration (1988), ABC Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend (1989), TNT Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To (1990), TNT Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991), TNT Eastwood & Co: Making Unforgiven
(1992), ABC Hollywood on Hollywood (1993), AMC Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey (1994), AMC, Emmy nominated Shooting War: World War II
World War II
Combat Cameramen (2000), ABC, Emmy nominated You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008), three-part series, PBS Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)

DVD commentaries[edit]

The Big Red One The Big Trail City for Conquest Dirty Harry La Dolce Vita Double Indemnity East of Eden El Dorado, with actor Edward Asner
Edward Asner
and author Todd McCarthy Gentleman's Agreement, with actresses Celeste Holm
Celeste Holm
and June Havoc Gilda The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Hangover Square The Hustler, with actor Paul Newman, film historian Jeff Young, and other participants Leave Her to Heaven, with actor Darryl Hickman The Mark of Zorro On the Waterfront, with Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
biographer Jeff Young Once Upon a Time in America Pin Up Girl The Purple Heart Rebecca Rio Bravo, with filmmaker John Carpenter Ryan's Daughter, with director David Lean's wife Lady Sandra Lean, actress Sarah Miles, and other participants Side Street Somebody Up There Likes Me, with director Robert Wise, actors Paul Newman and Robert Loggia, and filmmaker Martin Scorsese Strangers on a Train, with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, Psycho screenwriter Joseph Stefano, Patricia Highsmith
Patricia Highsmith
biographer Andrew Wilson, and other participants Sudden Impact Titanic Unforgiven Whirlpool

See also[edit]

Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(2015 PBS film)


^ Michaelis, David (2007). Schulz and Peanuts: a Biography. Harper. p. 343.  ^ Schickel, Richard (April–May 2006). "My Milwaukee". American Heritage. Vol. 57 no. 2.  ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/72/Richard-Schickel.html ^ Carmel Dagan, "Richard Schickel, Influential Time Magazine Film Critic, Dies at 84," Variety.com ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325525/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt ^ The Making of Star Wars
The Making of Star Wars
on IMDB ^ SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back on IMDB ^ From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga on IMDB

External links[edit]

Official website (archived in 2015) Richard Schickel on IMDb 1989 audio interview with Richard Schickel at Wired for Books by Don Swaim

Authority control

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