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KISS OF DEATH (Film, 1995)

Directed by Barbet Schroeder Screenplay by Richard Price, adapted from the original 1947 screenplay by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer; story by Eleazar Lipsky Kiss of Death, based on the renowned 1947 film noir of the same name, marks the … Continue reading

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MAD DOG AND GLORY (Film, 1993)

Directed by John McNaughton Screenplay by Richard Price “I was a prolific screenwriter in the late ’80s and early ’90s,” Richard Price says in this Washington Post profile from 2006. “Hollywood had room for the $25 million movie then. And … Continue reading

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NIGHT AND THE CITY (Film, 1992)

Directed by Irwin Winkler Screenplay by Richard Price, based on the Jo Eisinger screenplay adapted from the novel by Gerald Kersh Following in the tradition of Bloodbrothers, Streets of Gold and “Arena Brains,” Night and the City is the final … Continue reading

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CLOCKERS (Novel, 1992)

If Richard Price had retired in 1992 he would have already been leaving behind an impressive body of work: Four critically acclaimed novels, an Oscar nomination for his screenwriting, a #1 box office hit, even a credit on a Michael … Continue reading

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SEA OF LOVE (Film, 1989)

Directed by Harold Becker Screenplay by Richard Price The novel Clockers is probably Richard Price’s most emblematic work, the one most commonly associated with his identity as a writer. The Wire looms large on his resume as well and is … Continue reading

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NEW YORK STORIES (Film, 1989)

Directed by Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese Screenplay by Richard Price, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola and Sofia Coppola This may just be me, but when I think of anthology movies I generally think of scary story … Continue reading

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“ARENA BRAINS” (Short Film, 1987)

Directed by Robert Longo Screenplay by Eric Bogosian, E. Max Frye, Robert Longo, Emily Prager and Richard Price Richard Price had his name on two projects released in 1987. One was the short film “Bad,” possibly the most-viewed, highest-profile project … Continue reading

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