John Briley


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John Richard Briley (b. 25 August 1925) is an American writer best known for screenplays of biopics. He won the Academy Award For Best Original Screenplay at the 1982 Oscars for Gandhi. As well as film scripts, he has written for television and theatre, and published several novels.

Briley was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and served in the United States Air Force, 1943–46, reaching the ... more »

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  • [Film noir] experiences periodic rebirth and rediscovery. Whenever we have any moment of deep societal rift or disruption in America, one of the ways we can express it is through the ideas and behavio...
    John Briley (b. 1925), U.S. cinematographer, writer. New York Times, p. 9 (February 6, 1994). Explaining the current interest in film noir.
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