It is hard to think of a recent American film which has been as classically and persistently misread as The Deer Hunter.
TAXI DRIVER'S SCREENWRITER Paul Schrader interviewed by Richard Thompson Richard Thompson is grateful to Jack Shafer for his help with this interview, which took place in L.A. on January 26 and 29, 1976. Paul Schrader, 30, is probably best known in Hollywood for selling his first screenplay, Yakuza, for $300,000. [...]
In 1972 Robert Bresson, in response to my recently published book, Transcendental Style in Film, wrote me, “I have always been very surprised not to recognize myself in the image formed by those who are really interested in me" It's equally a shock for a critic to meet a director [...]
by Richard T. Jameson Camera comes in low over an immense Western lake, its destination apparently a small island at the center that seems to consist of nothing but treetops. Draw nearer, then sweep over and pass the island, skewing slightly now in search of a central focus at the [...]