Richard Brooks

Born in May 18th, 1912

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Richard Brooks Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, director, novelist and occasional producer. His outstanding works as director are Blackboard Jungle (1955); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958); Elmer Gantry (1960) – for which he won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay); In Cold Blood (1967); and Looking for Mr.

Goodbar (1977). Brooks was one of the relatively few filmmakers whose careers bridged the transition from the classic studio system to the independent productions that marked the 1960s and beyond. He was also among the postwar writer-directors who made some of their best films as they struggled to break free of industry censorship. His legacy is that of a filmmaker who sought independence in a collaborative art and tried to bring his own vision to the screen.

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Richard Brooks Filmography

Wrong Is Right Poster
April 16, 1982
Looking for Mr. Goodbar Poster
October 19, 1977
Bite the Bullet Poster
September 26, 1975
The Happy Ending Poster
December 21, 1969
In Cold Blood Poster
December 15, 1967
The Professionals Poster
November 1, 1966
Lord Jim Poster
February 25, 1965
Sweet Bird of Youth Poster
March 28, 1962