BROOKS, Richard

(1912–1992)
   Born Ruben Sax, Richard Brooks earned numerous Academy Awards for writing and directing. He was nominated best director for his only Western as a director, The Professionals (1966). This film is frequently seen as the frontrunner to the enormous numbers of Italian spaghetti Westerns, mostly set in Mexican deserts and full of bizarre action sequences much like Brooks’s Blazing Saddles (1974), although Brooks’s style emphasized understatement and subtlety of psychological emotion, matters unknown in most Italian westerns.

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

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  • BROOKS, RICHARD — (Ruben Sax; 1912–1992), U.S. film director and writer. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Brooks worked as a sportswriter for the Philadelphia Record (1932–34). After joining the Atlantic City Press Union, he moved to New York, where he got a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Brooks, Richard — ▪ American writer and director born May 18, 1912, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died March 11, 1992, Beverly Hills, Calif.       American screenwriter and motion picture director and producer who created films that were characterized by social realism …   Universalium

  • Brooks, Richard — • БРУКС (Brooks) Ричард (р. 18.5.1912)    амер. сценарист, режиссёр. С 1942 в кино как сценарист, в т. ч. ряда прогрес. картин послевоен. периода ( Грубая сила , Перекрёстный огонь , Кей Ларго ). Интерес к социальным проблемам проявился и в… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Brooks, Richard —    см. Брукс, Ричард …   Режиссерская энциклопедия. Кино США

  • Brooks, Richard — ► (1912 92) Guionista y realizador cinematográfico estadounidense. Películas: Elmer Gantry, A sangre fría, etc …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Richard Brooks (realisateur) — Richard Brooks (réalisateur) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Richard Brooks et Brooks. Richard Brooks …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Richard Brooks (Schauspieler) — Richard Brooks Richard Brooks (* 9. Dezember 1962 in Cleveland) ist ein US amerikanischer Schauspieler. Bekannt wurde Brooks durch seine Rolle als Assistenzstaatsanwalt Paul Robinette in der Krimiserie Law Order, in der er von 1990 bis 1993… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brooks — Brooks, Louise Brooks, Richard * * * (as used in expressions) Adams, Henry (Brooks) Brooks, cordillera de Brooks, Gwendolyn (Elizabeth) Brooks, James L. Brooks, Louise Brooks, Mel Brooks, Rodney Allen …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • BROOKS (R.) — BROOKS RICHARD (1912 1992) Le premier film de ce cinéaste des intentions généreuses, Cas de conscience (Crisis , 1950), est une dénonciation des dictatures; Bas les masques (Deadline U.S.A. , 1952, avec Humphrey Bogart) défend la liberté de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Richard Brooks (réalisateur) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Richard Brooks et Brooks. Richard Brooks …   Wikipédia en Français

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