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Novelist and Screenwriter Richard Price.

Novelist and screenwriter Richard Price. Price lists as influences Lenny Bruce, Dion, James Brown, and movies and TV. His first two novels, "The Wanderers," and "Bloodbrothers" were both made into films. Price was disappointed with the screen adaptations of those stories, and that experience led him to try his hand at screenwriting. He's since written the screenplays for the films, "The Color of Money" and "Sea of Love," and he's now working on the film adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's book, "Wiseguys." And he's continued to write novels, among them "The Breaks" in 1984. When Terry talked to Price, in early 1896, Price was working on "The Color of Money." (First aired on the National weekly version of Fresh Air on 4/1/86).

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Other segments from the episode on December 28, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 28, 1989: Interview with Richard Price; Commentary on the best rock albums of 1989; Interview with Elvis Costello; Commentary on the best films of 1989.

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