Paul Joseph Schrader is an American screenwriter, film director, and film critic. Schrader wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese films: Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Bringing Out the Dead (1999).
Poet and novelist Russell Banks joins filmmaker Paul Schrader for a conversation about French cinema and adaptation. This podcast is brought to you by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Film Lives Here.
A public interview as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, with legendary sreenwriter/director Paul Schrader
Bill Ackerman returns to talk about the underrated Paul Schrader who most folks cite as the screenwriter of such films as TAXI DRIVER & RAGING BULL.  Maybe one day down the road, we'll do a writer's club episode on him, but for now, we're focusing on several of his overlooked films as a director starting with the brilliant BLUE COLLAR and ending with the debacle DYING OF THE LIGHT.  Throughout the conversation, a defense of Lindsay Lohan comes up as well as lots of love for DaFoe and Schrader's incredibly interesting filmography.  00:00 - 06:08 - Introduction06:09 - 06:48 -  Director Song 06:49 - 01:02:53 - Reviews of Blue Collar, Hardcore, American Gigolo, Cat People01:02:54 - 01:47:11 - Reviews of Mishima, Light Sleeper, Affliction, Auto Focus01:47:12 - 02:19:09 - Reviews of The Canyons & Dying Of The Light 02:19:10 - 02:26:28 -  Top 3 Schrader Films / OutroThe next official director-centric episode won't be until early October, in which we begin the scary movie mayhem month.  We will either kick things off with Stuart Gordon or Tobe Hooper featuring either Daniel Baldwin and/or Gabe Powers!  Thanks so much for listening! Until next time, please send me an email with questions, comments, concerns and ideas to: directorsclubpodcast@gmail.comFollow Bill Ackerman on Letterboxd: me on Letterboxd:
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Jul 22nd, 1946
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