Richard Roud  

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

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, Roud became the London correspondent of the French film magazine Cahiers du Cinema. From 1963 to 1969, he was film critic for The Guardian of London, and latterly 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.

Richard 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.

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