To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Richard Roud
BornJuly 6, 1929
DiedFebruary 13, 1989(1989-02-13) (aged 59)
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin; University of Birmingham
OccupationWriter on film
Known forCo-founder of the New York Film Festival

Richard Stanley Roud (July 6, 1929 in Boston – February 13, 1989) was an American writer on film and co-founder, with Amos Vogel,[1] of the New York Film Festival (NYFF).[2] At the NYFF, Roud was a former program director, and latterly director, from 1963 to 1987.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/3
    2 540
    7 074
  • About the Arts: Richard Roud, Wim Wenders, 1977
  • About the Arts: Schuyler Chapin, 1977
  • About the Arts: Kenneth Noland and Diane Waldman, 1977



Richard Roud graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1950, and after spending a year in Paris on a Fulbright scholarship, undertook post-graduate study at the University of Birmingham. In the 1950s, he became the London correspondent of the French film magazine Cahiers du cinéma. In 1960 he became the director of the London Film Festival,[3][4] and in 1963 co-founded the New York Film Festival, where he headed up the selection committee.[2][3] He worked for both festivals until February 1970, when he ceased to be the director of the London Film Festival to concentrate on the New York festival.[3][5] From 1963 to 1969, he was also film critic for The Guardian of London, a role from which he was fired after writing a one-word review of The Sound of Music (simply, "No."),[6] and was later a roving arts correspondent for the newspaper. He also wrote annual reports from the Cannes Film Festival, and other articles, for the British film publication Sight and Sound.

Roud's books include Cinema - A Critical Dictionary - The Major Film-Makers (1980), a two-volume work which he edited; A Passion for Film (1983), a biography of Henri Langlois, the former director of the Cinémathèque Française; and two books on nouvelle vague directors Straub and Godard. A volume of Roud's previously uncollected writings, Decades Never Start on Time: A Richard Roud Anthology, was published by the BFI in 2014.

He was made a Knight in the French Legion of Honor in 1979 and was the recipient of the National Society of Film Critics Awards (USA) Special Award in January 1988.


  1. ^ International House: Amos Vogel
  2. ^ a b "Richard Roud Memorial", The New York Times, February 23, 1989.
  3. ^ a b c "Dismiss Roud As London Film Fest". Variety. February 11, 1970. p. 29.
  4. ^ BFI, 1 August 2012: Voting for the Sight & Sound poll... in 1962 Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  5. ^ "London Nov. 16-Dec. 2 Fest Will Unspool 28 Features". Daily Variety. October 23, 1970. p. 12.
  6. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (June 27, 2021). "Boozy lunches and sober sandwiches: How the Guardian film critic's job has changed". The Guardian.

External links

  • Obituary, The New York Times, February 16, 1989.
This page was last edited on 15 October 2023, at 18:35
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.