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Richard Brooks
Director, Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Mr Brooks has a considerable reputation, one of the many things I don't understand about movies.
(Dwight Macdonald, Esquire)
Director, In Cold Blood (1967)
It marks a slight step up for its director, best remembered for reducing Lord Jim to pablum and The Brothers Karamazov to pulp.
(John Simon, National Review)
Writer, Director, Looking for Mr Goodbar (1977)
Looking For Mr Goodbar is the sort of clever trashy novel out of which a talented director could have made a better than average movie. Needless to say, a good script would also have been required. Unfortunately, Judith Rossner's book got a poor scriptwriter as well as a crass director both in the person of Richard Brooks a double whammy no work could survive.
(John Simon, National Review)
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