Paul Schrader





Paul Schrader


Born
in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The United States
July 22, 1946

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Although his name is often linked to that of the 'movie brat' generation (Spielberg, Scorsese, Coppola, Lucas, De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different. Schrader's strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a film until he was eighteen. Although he more than made up for lost time when studying at Calvin College, Columbia University and UCLA's graduate film program, his influences were far removed from those of his contemporaries - Bresson, Ozu and Dreyer (about whom he wrote a book, Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu Bresson Dreyer Da Capo Paperback) rather than Saturday morning serials. After a period as a film critic (and protégé of Pauline Kael), he began writing screenplays, hitting the jackp ...more

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Taxi Driver

4.05 avg rating — 822 ratings — published 1975 — 7 editions
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Transcendental Style in Fil...

3.95 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 1972 — 6 editions
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Schrader on Schrader & Othe...

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Raging Bull

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Bringing Out the Dead

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Collected Screenplays 1: Ta...

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American Gigolo

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Light Sleeper

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Deja vu / Obsession

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Cleopatra's Club

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“The secret of the creative life is to feel at ease with your own embarrassment.”
Paul Schrader

“The clock is impotent; mechanical time does not affect those living in an eternal present.”
Paul Schrader, Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer

“Twelve hours of work and I still can't sleep.Days go on and on... They don't end.”
Paul Schrader, Taxi Driver

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