Richard Rush
Richard Rush
Richard Rush is an American movie director, scriptwriter, and producer. He is best known for the Oscar-nominated The Stunt Man. His other works, however, have been less celebrated. The next best-known of his movies is Color of Night — also nominated, but in this case for the Golden Raspberry Award. Rush also directed Freebie and The Bean, an over-the-top police buddy comedy/drama starring Alan Arkin and James Caan.
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Mind Blowing Movies: The Curse Of Mr. Bean
Boing Boing - over 4 years
Last week, Boing Boing presented a series of essays about movies that have had a profound effect on our invited essayists. We are extending the series for several additional days. See all the essays in the Mind Blowing Movies series. -- Mark [Video Link]To date, the most mind-blowing film I've ever seen was 1980's The Stunt Man, directed by Richard Rush. This movie truly had exactly that sort of effect on me, through scene after scene, until the very end. And by "the very end" I don't mean "the end of the movie." I mean "the very end of the VHS cassette I first saw it on." I sat there in my chair, staring blankly at the screen with this fixed, open-mouth grin on my face after the credits rolled and the screen went to black. There was some blinking. No drooling as far as I can recall, but otherwise, I spent those several minutes staring at a black screen and trying to process what I'd just seen. What blew my mind wasn't the story itself so much as how it'd been told. As I reviewe ...
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Jack Nicholson Movies: Rating The Actor's Best And Worst Films
Deadline Hollywood - almost 5 years
What's Jack Nicholson's secret? Maybe it's the eyebrows, hovering like ironic quotation marks over every line reading. Maybe it's the hooded eyes, which hold the threat of danger or the promise of joviality -- you're never sure which. Same with that sharklike grin. Or maybe it's the voice, which has evolved over the years from a thin sneer to a deep rumble, but is always precisely calibrated to provoke a reaction. Put them all together, and they say: "I am a man to be reckoned with. Ignore me at your peril." Nicholson, who turns 75 on April 22, is often criticized for relying on his bag of tricks, for just showing up and doing Jack Nicholson (though indeed, he often seems to have been hired precisely for that purpose). But he's also capable of burrowing deep into a character, finding his wounded heart, and revealing the ugly truth without fear or vanity. Moviegoers don't always love the subtler Nicholson as much as the broader-played rabble rouser, but both have made him an instituti ...
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Wounded Warrior Archery Competitor 1
DVIDS - almost 5 years
Radio story about Marine Capt. Richard Rush, a Marine and veteran of Afghanistan, injured in combat and competing in the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Rush, Stuckart lead race in campaign technology - The Spokesman Review (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
City Council President hopeful Ben Stuckart and City Councilman Richard Rush appear to be the first local candidates using the latest technology to get the word out: Quick Response codes — boxes that can be quickly scanned by smartphones to redirect
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Weinberg Reviews DRIVE - Twitch
Google News - over 5 years
It is a fantastic little character study / crime story that feels more like Michael Mann's Thief, Richard Rush's The Stunt Man, and Walter Hill's The Driver than anything resembling a non-stop chase-fest. Please note: none of the preceding paragraph is
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Oversight request denied - The Spokesman Review (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Councilman Richard Rush, who has led the charge on the council to keep the stronger oversight rules on the books, called the letter “a real setback and disappointment.” He said he has not ruled out the possibility of appealing the arbitrator's decision
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'NexStage Presents' launches 10th season - Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
Google News - over 5 years
Kane regularly calls on local performers like Claudia McCain, Richard Rush, Charlotte Hemmings and her brother Will, who rehearse at least once before the reading. What the audience gets is an animated—though seated—presentation of the story that
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My Life as a Movie Critic (Part 1: Summer Luck) - Baltimore Sun (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
In the summer of 1980, I reviewed Irvin Kershner's “The Empire Strikes Back,” Walter Hill's “The Long Riders,” Brian De Palma's “Dressed to Kill,” Richard Rush's “The Stunt Man,” Jonathan Demme's “Melvin and Howard,” and Fred Schepisi's “The Chant of
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Disc News: MGM's MOD DVD-Rs for September - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
Directed by Richard Rush. * The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970) – The true story of the first sex-change operation which changed “George” into “Christine” in 1950s Denmark. Stars John Hansen; Joan Tompkins; Quinn Redeker; John W. Hines
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Water rate proposals divide City Council - The Spokesman Review
Google News - over 5 years
City Councilman Richard Rush is pushing for raising only consumption fees. He said this week that he likes the new plan better, but still believes that base rates should remain flat. Shogan argues for at least a partial increase in base rates
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Wanda Fay Lester Nelson - LubbockOnline.com
Google News - over 5 years
3, 2011, in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel with Dr. Richard Rush officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm today, Sept. 2, 2011, at Resthaven Funeral Home. Wanda went to be with her Savior
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Goaltastic Fantasy Football League - Gameweek Three - LoughboroughEcho.net (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Team Punishment, previously second, slides to fifth, while Loughborough Echo sports reporter Richard Rush's Sven You're Smiling also leapfrogs I Look Like Modric. Kudos must also go to Fantasy Foxes, managed by Sam Fox, who made a three-figure score of
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Council debates oversight rules - The Spokesman Review
Google News - over 5 years
Councilman Richard Rush said that after years of debate about police oversight, the council should not be afraid to stand up for the new ombudsman law. “It's time some council saw it through and brought it to a logical conclusion,” he said
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Two-story medical office going up on Jenkins Road - Chattanooga Times Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Tenants: McLean Medical pediatrictian, Dr. Richard Rush family dentistry, Shull Harris Construction • Features: The exterior will be both brick and Hardie siding, with "maybe a third masonry siding on it so we have some different textures,
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Civic and political force Hank Lacayo turns 80 - Ventura County Star
Google News - over 5 years
"It's intended to build the workforce so people can be prepared for jobs and careers that are 21st century," said CSUCI President Richard Rush, who will help host the fundraiser. The CSUCI advisory board is one of a constellation of state,
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Budget has shaped president's 10 years at CSU Channel Islands - Ventura County Star
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Rush, president of CSU Channel Islands, drops in to have morning coffee with a group of student organizers and conference attendees. Rush recently reached a 10-year milestone since first joining the campus in 2001
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Ombudsman backer cites Zehm case - The Spokesman Review (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
City Councilman Richard Rush said Tuesday that the testimony of Assistant Police Chief Jim Nicks, contained in newly filed US District Court documents, shows that the strengthened powers of the ombudsman could avert the kind of problems that developed
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Council eases tax subsidy rules for Kendall Yards - The Spokesman Review (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
City Councilman Richard Rush cast the lone vote against the change. He called Kendall Yards “a tremendous project that greatly benefits our city,” but said he is concerned that the deal will restrict what infrastructure could be paid for from the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Rush
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1994
    Age 64
    Rush did not direct another film for fourteen years — 1994's critically panned Color of Night.
    More Details Hide Details Afterward, Rush retreated from the world of commercial cinema. As Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times wrote, Rush’s career seems to be "followed by the kind of miserable luck that never seems to afflict the untalented." His most recent project is a DVD documentary on the making of The Stunt Man entitled The Sinister Saga of Making The Stunt Man (2001). He currently resides in Bel Air with his wife Claudia. He has an older brother, Dr. Stephen Rush who also resides in Los Angeles.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1981
    Age 51
    In 1981, Truffaut was asked "Who is your favorite American director?" He answered, "I don’t know his name, but I saw his film last night and it was called The Stunt Man."
    More Details Hide Details The film, which took Rush nine years to put together, was a slapstick comedy, a thriller, a romance, an action-adventure, and a commentary on America's dismissal of veterans, as well as a deconstruction of Hollywood cinema. The film also features Rush's typical protagonist, an emotionally traumatized male who has escaped the traditional frameworks of society only to find his new world (biker gangs in Hells Angels on Wheels, hippies in Psych-Out) corrupted by the same influences. The Stunt Man won Rush Oscar nominations for best director and best script. When Air America showed signs of trouble during development, Rush was given $4 million to walk away from the project. This allowed the studio to cast Mel Gibson and Robert Downey, Jr.
  • FORTIES
  • 1974
    Age 44
    Rush's next movie, in 1974, was Freebie and the Bean.
    More Details Hide Details For the most part, Freebie was critically panned.
  • 1970
    Age 40
    Rush's first studio effort was 1970's Getting Straight, starring Elliott Gould and Candice Bergen.
    More Details Hide Details The film did well commercially and was deemed by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman to be the "best American film of the decade."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Born
    Born on April 15, 1929.
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