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Charles Champlin

Source: calstatela.edu

Charles Davenport Champlin (March 23, 1926 – November 16, 2014) was an American film critic and writer.

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  • Born: Charles Davenport ChamplinMarch 23, 1926Hammondsport, New York, U.S.
  • Died: November 16, 2014 (aged 88)Los Angeles, California
  • Occupation: Film critic

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From the archives: Saucer sorcery in Steven Spielberg's 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-08-31 19:15:00
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” is being rereleased in a digitally remastered 4K edition of the director’s cut. This review was originally published Nov. 18, 1977. Charles Champlin was a former Times’ arts editor, film critic and columnist. Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third...

Charles Champlin, Critic and Memoirist, Dies at 88
NY Times Movies, 2014-11-19 04:19:54
Known as a graceful, knowledgeable writer with a gentlemanly respect for the art of film, Mr. Champlin was the lead movie critic for The Los Angeles Times from 1967 until 1980 and reviewed books thereafter.

How the late film critic Charles Champlin changed my life
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-11-18 18:53:00
I never met the formidable L.A. Times arts editor and film critic Charles Champlin, who died Sunday at the age of 88.

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