Richard Brody (born 1957/1958) is an American film critic who has written for The New Yorker since 1999. He grew up in Roslyn, New York, and attended Princeton University, receiving a B.A. in Comparative Literature in 1980. He first became interested in films after seeing Godard's Breathless during his freshman year at Princeton. In the early 1980s, after graduating from Princeton, Brody briefly lived in Paris. He is the author of a biography of French New Wave film director Jean-Luc Godard and is writing[when?] a book about the New Wave. Before becoming a film critic, he worked on documentaries and made several independent films. In December 2014, he was made a Chevalier (Knight) in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contributions in popularizing French cinema in America.
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