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Paul Schrader

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Birth Name: Paul Joseph Schrader

Age: 75, born 22 July 1946

Born and residing in: United States

Height: 5' 8"

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Mary Beth Hurt


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Description: Although his name is often linked to that of the "movie brat" generation (Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different than theirs. His strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a film until he was 18. 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--Robert Bresson, Yasujirô Ozu and Carl Theodor Dreyer (about whom he wrote a book, "Transcendental Sty ... (more)
Tags: Writer (13), Screenwriter (13), American (5), Producer (2), Director (2), Born 1946 (2), Male (1), Songwriter (1)
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Movies written by

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1. Taxi Driver (1976)
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8.2
3960 Watched
2. Raging Bull (1980)
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8.1
1755 Watched
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7.2
646 Watched
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6.7
518 Watched
5. Cat People (1982)
Rating:
6.2
267 Watched




Movies directed by

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1. Cat People (1982)
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6.2
267 Watched
2. American Gigolo (1980)
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6
206 Watched
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8
128 Watched
4. Hardcore (1979)
Rating:
7.3
98 Watched
5. First Reformed (2017)
Rating:
7.4
122 Watched




Movies

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7.5
70 want to see
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7.6
32 want to see
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7.9
32 Watched
5. Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Rating:
4.7
41 Watched




TV

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8.1
67 Watched
2. Today (1952)
Rating:
6.4
75 Watched
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5.2
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7.2
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7.7
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TV directed by

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5.8
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" How one of her reviews added more to the lifespan of a movie: "Pauline was then writing for the New Republic. She had recently reviewed Masculin-Féminin after it had lasted but a week at the New Yorker cinema. Her review, blown up and mounted outside the movie house, brought Godard’s film back for a successful run. Her bully pulpit techniques, the ones she had honed at the Berkeley Cinema Guild, now worked in New York. She was on the cusp of exercising her clout. That headiness, that evang"


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In Praise of Yasujiro Ozu (10 person items)

" “Besides affecting me a lot personally what Ozu did for me and a number of other filmmakers my age showed a way film could operate and affect you which was not the normal kinetic energetic way of cinema. It was a much quieter and more interesting way of cinema.” "


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