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Introduction: Taxi Driver Forward

Brian Brems and Michelle E. Moore

in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462037
eISBN:
9781474490696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Provides an overview of Paul Schrader’s career, important biographical information, and a contextual reading of thematic and stylistic preoccupations of Schrader’s films. Establishes the framework ... More


The Spirit of ’76: Travis, Rocky, and Jimmy Carter

J. Hoberman

in When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736094
eISBN:
9781501736117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736094.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter the legendary New York film critic J Hoberman revisits the Bicentennial, 1976, a year characterized by a longing for rebirth and a search for new heroes, in Hollywood and in politics. ... More


“So I Found Another Form of Expression”: Art and Life/Art in Life in Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Thomas Prasch

in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462037
eISBN:
9781474490696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Paul Schrader says Mishima, like Taxi Driver’s hero, “is an example of a certain pathology of suicidal glory that transcends education and culture.” But for Schrader his task is “exploration” of such ... More


The Failure of Culture

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623990
eISBN:
9780748653614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623990.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Walter Hill's The Driver (1978) typifies the film noir of the 1970s in America; aimless, rootless, devoid of hope or compassion. By 2004, Hill was content to serve as producer of Paul W. S. ... More


Interview with Paul Schrader conducted by Michelle E. Moore and Brian Brems on 9/27/2018 at the Rail Line Diner, NYC

Michelle E. Moore and Brian Brems (eds)

in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462037
eISBN:
9781474490696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This career spanning interview with writer/director/film critic Paul Schrader was conducted in New York City in September 2018. During the wide-ranging conversation, Schrader reflects on his ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Michelle E. Moore and Brian Brems (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462037
eISBN:
9781474490696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Paul Schrader’s unique relationship to the role of the author (as screenwriter, director and critic) has long informed his cinema, and raises complicated questions about the definition of the auteur. ... More


Leaning on the Everlasting Arms: Love and Silence in First Reformed

Robert Ribera

in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462037
eISBN:
9781474490696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reads First Reformed as an embodiment and fulfillment of Paul Schrader’s career, a capstone that serves as a meditation on our responsibilities toward each other, our earth, and god. The ... More


Badfellas: Movie Psychos, Popular Culture, and Law

Nicole Rafter

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter proposes the recognition of a new film genre called psychopath movies and suggests that this genre can profitably be included in the larger grouping of law films. Psychopaths provide ... More


Tough Skin, Rough Leather: The Faces of Cruising

Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

in Cruising

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348363
eISBN:
9781800850972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the roles played by the various character actors that took part in the film, among which we find such names as James Remar, Joe Spinell, Powers Boothe, and Paul Sorvino. This ... More


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