Richard Schickel

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Richard Schickel is a film critic and documentary film maker and contributor who has written for Time and The Los Angeles Times Book Review, among other publications. In his time as a critic. Schickel has made over 30 documentaries, covering Charlie Chaplin, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and World War II cameramen. For his other works, he has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been awarded the British Film Institute Book Prize, the Maurice Bessy prize, and the William K. Everson Award. 

Articles by this Contributor

April 1968

Some Americans may have trouble listing the fifty united states. Some may be vague about who represents them in Congress. But it’s a sure bet that every one of us—over the age of three— can identify the nation’s most prominent rodent

December 1971

Superstar of the Silents

April/May 2006

The city of his birth sent Richard Schickel off on a lifelong career. Here’s what the film critic and historian discovered when that job brought him back home.