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Odds and Ends

As this blog has hopefully demonstrated by now, Richard Price’s body of work is pretty impressively extensive. He’s not a prolific novelist (when The Whites hits shelves on Tuesday it’ll be only the ninth novel he’s put out since he … 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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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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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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