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Richard Starks

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Richard Starks is a former journalist, editor and publisher, and is now a full-time writer.

"My latest book (cowritten with Miriam Murcutt) is a novel, In A Town Called Paradox, which is set in 1950s Utah when the Big Five Hollywood studios arrived to film their blockbuster movies. Part of the plot is centered on the making of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The opening line sets the scene: I wasn't looking for Marilyn Monroe when I bumped into her...

"My other books include a couple of financial thrillers and the novelization of a horror-movie script by the director David Cronenberg. I've also written for television.

"My non-fiction books include a (mercifully short) economics book, and four narrative non-fiction titles, all co-authored b
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Richard Starks Hi Norman. Thanks for the question. I'd be happy to adapt pretty much any Cronenberg film, but I don't think I'll get the opportunity to handle anothe…moreHi Norman. Thanks for the question. I'd be happy to adapt pretty much any Cronenberg film, but I don't think I'll get the opportunity to handle another. I was asked to adapt The Brood in large part because, at the time, David Cronenberg and I shared the same literary agent in Toronto. If I had a choice, I think I'd like to adapt A History of Violence - directed by Cronenberg, but not written by him. (less)
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