Category Archives: Films

CHILD 44 (Film, 2015)

Directed by Daniel Espinosa Screenplay by Richard Price, adapted from the novel by Tom Rob Smith In my “Epilogue” post last year, I said that I didn’t want to keep reviewing Richard Price’s work contemporaneously as it was released because … Continue reading

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FREEDOMLAND (Film, 2006)

Directed by Joe Roth Screenplay by Richard Price, adapted from his novel Like Spike Lee’s Clockers, the film version of Richard Price’s 1998 novel Freedomland looks promising on paper: It’s an adaptation of an inherently cinematic crime thriller, scripted by … Continue reading

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SHAFT (Film, 2000)

Directed by John Singleton Screenplay by Richard Price, John Singleton and Shane Salerno (from the story by John Singleton and Shane Salerno, adapted from the novel by Ernest Tidyman) One aspect of Richard Price’s career that I haven’t talked about … Continue reading

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RANSOM (Film, 1996)

Directed by Ron Howard Screenplay by Richard Price and Alexander Ignon, based on the 1956 screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum At first glance, 1996’s Ransom might seem like a standard Hollywood star vehicle, a predictable action flick featuring … Continue reading

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CLOCKERS (Film, 1995)

Directed by Spike Lee Screenplay by Richard Price and Spike Lee, adapted from the novel by Richard Price I’m going to have to advise you not to trust my opinion on this movie. I don’t like it very much, but … Continue reading

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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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