Richard Brody

Richard Brody (born 1957/1958)[1] is an American film critic who has written for The New Yorker since 1999.

EducationEdit

Brody grew up in Roslyn, New York, and attended Princeton University, receiving a B.A. in Comparative Literature in 1980.[1] He first became interested in films after seeing Jean-Luc Godard's seminal French New Wave film Breathless during his freshman year at Princeton. In the early 1980s, after graduating from Princeton, Brody briefly lived in Paris.[citation needed] He is the author of a biography of Godard.

CareerEdit

Before becoming a film critic, Brody worked on documentaries and made several independent films.[2][3][4] 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.[5]

Brody participated in the 2012 Sight & Sound critics' poll,[6] where he listed his ten favorite films as follows:

Best films of the yearEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Brody was described as Jewish in a 1993 New York Times profile.[7] He has also since identified as an atheist.[8]

BibliographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Collins, Glenn (February 11, 1993). "A Film Maker's Lot: Frustration, Devotion, Rejection and Some Fun". The New York Times. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Bale, Miriam (February 23, 2009). "Dialogue with Richard Brody". Slant Magazine. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "Richard Brody". The New Yorker. Condé Nast. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  4. ^ Smith, Liz (March 13, 2015). "Richard Brody on Cinema and Digitalization". Cooper Squared. Wordpress.com. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Adams, Sam (December 15, 2014). "The New Yorker's Richard Brody Named Chevalier, Offers Top 10 List". Indiewire. Penske Business Media, LLC. Archived from the original on March 13, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  6. ^ "Richard Brody | BFI". www2.bfi.org.uk.
  7. ^ Collins, Glenn (February 11, 1993). "A Film Maker's Lot: Frustration, Devotion, Rejection and Some Fun". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  8. ^ Brody, Richard. "Catching Up". The New Yorker.

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