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‘One of the fathers of American film criticism’: Time critic Richard Schickel dies at 84 – LA Times

Richard Schickel, whose erudite prose and piercing critiques made him one of America’s most important film critics in an era when cinema became increasingly ingrained in the cultural consciousness, died Saturday in Los Angeles from complications after a series of strokes, his family said. He was 84.

Source: ‘One of the fathers of American film criticism’: Time critic Richard Schickel dies at 84 – LA Times

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4 comments on “‘One of the fathers of American film criticism’: Time critic Richard Schickel dies at 84 – LA Times

  1. ksbeth
    02/20/2017

    i always enjoyed his well-written reviews

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    • First Night Design
      02/20/2017

      To be honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever read his reviews except when quoted in books but I’ve always known he was a biggie.

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  2. beetleypete
    02/21/2017

    I read this on another blog yesterday. Like you, I have seen quotes, but never read any of his reviews. 84 was a fair run, and he seems to have led a life doing what he loved best. Can’t ask for much more than that, I suppose.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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