Film critic Richard Schickel (1933-2017) in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded in 2003.
Richard Schickel, who died on February 18, 2017 at the age of 84, spent forty-five years as film critic for Time Magazine. During his lifetime he wrote 36 books, most of them about film, and produced and directed thirty-four documentaries, all about film.
This interview was recorded while he was publicizing his book, ““Good Morning Mr. Zip Zip Zip: Movies, Memory and World War II.” In the book he discusses his early love of movies, and more importantly, the movies as propaganda element during World War II. The interview occurred during the height of the invasion of Iraq, and of course that element came into play.
An extended version of this interview can be found as a Radio Wolinsky podcast.
Also in this program: a review of “The Glass Menagerie” at Cal Shakes.