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Richard Schickel (1933–2017)


Richard Schickel was born on February 10, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Richard Warren Schickel. He was a writer and director, known for Eastwood on Eastwood (1997), The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998) and Shooting War (2000). He was married to Carol Rubenstein and Julia Carroll Whedon. He died on February 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California,... See full bio »

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 2013 Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story (Documentary)
 2010 The Eastwood Factor (Video documentary) (written by)
 2008 Ron Howard: 50 Years in Film (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (written by - 1 episode)
 2007 Spielberg on Spielberg (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 2004 Scorsese on Scorsese (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (Documentary) (a film by)
 2002 The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Woody Allen: A Life in Film (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 Shooting War (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 The Harryhausen Chronicles (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
 1997 Eastwood on Eastwood (TV Movie documentary) (book "Clint Eastwood: A Biography") / (screenplay)
 1995 Arthur Penn (Documentary)
 1995 Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey (Documentary) (written by)
 1992 Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven' (TV Short documentary)
 1991 Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1991 Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1989 Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend (Documentary) (writer)
 1987 Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1987 Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1983 From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1980 SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1979 The Horror Show (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
 1978 Funny Business (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1977 Making Star Wars (TV Movie documentary)
 1976 The Coral Jungle (TV Series) (1976)
 1976 Life Goes to the Movies (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1973 The Men Who Made the Movies: George Cukor (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 The Men Who Made the Movies: King Vidor (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 The Men Who Made the Movies: Raoul Walsh (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 The Men Who Made the Movies: Vincente Minnelli (TV Movie documentary)
 1971 The Movie Crazy Years (TV Movie documentary)
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Personal Quote:

[on Robert Redford] Redford is adorable, but when they enriched that handsome hunk of white bread they somehow left out the mythic minerals. See more »

Trivia:

In the first of his many film books, "Movies" (published in 1965), he referred to King Vidor dismissively as a hack director who had "ground out pot-boilers" until his death. In fact, the eminent director was still very much alive at the time (he did not die until 1982) and, some ten years later, Schickel interviewed him at length for a TV documentary. In his book "The Men Who Made The Movies", ... See more »

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