W.D. Richter

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Name: W.D. Richter
Also Known As: Walter Duch Richter
Occupation: Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Medium: Film
Works: Buckaroo Banzai
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W.D. Richter is best known to fans as the director and producer of cult film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984). This film - "hard to top for pure, nutty fun"[1] - owes its style and clever substance to the collaboration between Richter and screenwriter Earl Mac Rauch.

The official Banzai newsletter, World Watch One, and its semi-official successors, often featured contributions from the fan-friendly Richter.[2]

Richter is also known for writing the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and the 1979 Dracula, as well as the Oscar-nominated Brubaker (1980) and Big Trouble in Little China (1986).

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  1. ^ [1], New York Times review, October 5, 1984.
  2. ^ [2], World Watch One page on Banzai FAQ site.