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Remembering Film Critic Richard Corliss (1944-2015)

24 April 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

I wouldn't be who I am today without the recognition, insight and mentoring of Richard Corliss. I first met him when I was a wee Nyu Cinema Studies grad toiling in the publicity bullpen at United Artists at 729 Seventh Avenue. He was looking for photos for Brian De Palma's "Carrie" for Film Comment Magazine. We hit it off. He was smart and witty and loved movies and knew more about them than anyone I have ever met. But he was also curious, and always asked questions. He and then Village Voice columnist Stuart Byron and I would dish on the movie business, the box office and the Oscar race in a neverending quest to understand How Hollywood Works. Now I will have to carry on without him. Richard plucked me from publicity, took me in at Film Comment as Associate Editor, tried to teach me how to write. He'd edit my copy, »

- Anne Thompson

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