Schrader on Schrader, Paperback

Schrader on Schrader Paperback

Edited by Kevin Jackson


Now fully updated, Schrader on Schrader is an essential set of dialogues with one of the most genuinely fascinating and uncompromising writer-directors in American film.

Raised as a Calvinist and hence forbidden to partake of 'worldly pleasures' such as movies, Paul Schrader nevertheless defied his upbringing to become first a leading film critic, then a star pupil among the US 'movie brat' generation of the 1970s: writing the coruscating screenplays for Scorsese's Taxi Driver and Raging Bull and directing such provocative pictures as Blue Collar, Hardcore and American Gigolo.

Maturity has never sated his appetite for attacking 'difficult' material, from adapting Kazantzakis' The Last Temptation for Scorsese, to filming the singular lives of Mishima and Patty Hearst.

Schrader on Schrader is a tour through this formidable body of work, including some of Schrader's finest critical essays, and updating the story to include his recent successes Affliction and Auto Focus, plus his adventures in the making of the long-awaited horror 'prequel' Exorcist: The Beginning.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 60 b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780571221769



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