Frederic Raphael


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Frederic Michael Raphael (born August 14, 1931) is an American-born, British-educated screenwriter, and also a prolific novelist and journalist.

Life and career

Raphael was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Irene Rose (née Mauser) and Cedric Michael Raphael, an employee of the Shell Oil Co. With his parents, he emigrated to Putney, England, in ... more »

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  • ''People resent articulacy, as if articulacy were a form of vice.''
    Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British author, critic. Guardian (London, June 8, 1989).
  • ''I could do without sex. Don't really like it that much. If I could just feel complete.''
    Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British-U.S. screenwriter, John Schlesinger, and Joseph Janni. Diana Scott (Julie Christie), Darling, to her gay male frie...
  • ''At last, after innumerable glamorous and frightful years, mankind approaches a war which is totally predictable from beginning to end.''
    Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British author, critic. New Society (May 10, 1984).
  • ''Your idea of fidelity is not having more than one man in the bed at the same time.''
    Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British-U.S. screenwriter, John Schlesinger, and Joseph Janni. Robert (Dirk Bogarde), Darling, to his ex-lover, Diana (Jul...
  • ''The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labour in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.''
    Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British author, critic. "The Language of Television," published in The State of the Language, ed. Christopher Ricks (1980)...
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