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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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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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STREETS OF GOLD (Film, 1986)

Directed by Joe Roth Story by Dezs√∂ Magyar, screenplay by Heywood Gould and Richard Price and Tom Cole [UPDATE: I asked Richard Price about this film in an interview and am including his response here: …[B]efore the Color of Money … Continue reading

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