GUILTY PLEASURES: THE FILMS OF PAUL SCHRADER – by Neil Sinyard [Cinema Papers]

2018-01-28T18:56:07-08:00 January 28th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Paul Schrader is one of the seminal figures of the contemporary American cinema. His success is attributable to the creative use of his critical faculty and a commercial deployment of his Calvinism. The result is a body of work that is a bracing commentary on classic and modern Hollywood, and whose bleak vision would make film noir look like musical comedy.

PAUL SCHRADER ON ‘TAXI DRIVER’ – Interview by Richard Thompson

2017-10-07T08:43:57-07:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , |

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. [...]

TAXI DRIVER: UNDERGROUND MAN – Review by Pauline Kael

2017-05-25T13:26:29-07:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

by Pauline Kael Taxi Driver is the fevered story of an outsider in New York—a man who can’t find any point of entry into human society. Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), the protagonist of Martin Scorsese’s new film, from a script by Paul Schrader, can’t find a life. He’s an [...]