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Paul Schrader

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    Why Paul Schrader May Not Open His Oscar Ballot This Year

    Paul Schrader: "I find this escalating media chatter regarding film society awards, Oscar handicapping and promotional gimmicks increasingly tiresome. This year I declined to submit a selection to Film Comment's year's best list. I stopped voting for DGA and WGA awards last year and for the first ti...

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    Exclusive Video: Bret Easton Ellis Explains Why 'The Canyons' is an 'Important' Film

    With the Bret Easton Ellis-penned, Paul Schrader-directed Hollywood satire "The Canyons" out tomorrow on DVD and Blu-ray, Indiewire has obtained an exclusive clip from one of the bonus extras featured on the disc with Ellis, Schrader and star James Deen talking about the making of the largely Kickst...

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    Robert De Niro Still Interested In 'Taxi Driver' Sequel Despite The Fact Scorsese & Schrader Have Moved On

    Have you ever been in a meeting with someone and you vehemently affirm why something is a terrible idea, state your case with myriad examples and while you’re talking, glowering across the table, you notice the subject in question nodding their head in agreement, but you have that horrible nagging s...

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    Watch: 'Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded' Short Films By Claire Denis, James Franco, Paul Schrader & Many More

    Not all of us have the luxury of being able to drop everything and head off to world’s most prestigious film festivals, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the Venice International Film Festival commissioned “Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded...

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    Exclusive: Watch Andrew Wonder & Paul Schrader's 'Future of Movies' Short For the 70th Venice Film Festival

    Instant gratification, video on demand, a la carte consumption, post-theatrical cinema. What’s on the horizon for the future of movies? Well, according to director/writer Paul Schrader (“The Canyons”) and filmmaker/cinematographer Andrew Wonder (@andrewwonder) cinema is in turmoil. “Only today, it’s...

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    Celebrity Campaigns Ignite Kickstarter Crowdfunding

    It looks like all of Spike Lee's noisy tub-thumping for his recent successful Kickstarter campaign was not only good for him and his new movie but for the site itself. 47% of his backers had never visited the site before, reports the site's Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler in a blog p...

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    Paul Schrader Says 'Taxi Driver' Sequel Was The "Dumbest" Idea He Ever Heard

    Paul Schrader, one-time Hollywood screenwriting wunderkind, is back in the news with his new film “The Canyons” (read our review). Back when Martin Scorsese was a a bright young thing sticking it to the studios — this would be in the late '70s — Schrader was the man feeding him the material, writin...

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    Retrospective: The Directorial Career Of Paul Schrader

    With the screenplays for Sydney Pollack’s “The Yakuza” (1975), Brian De Palma’s “Obsession” (1976), John Flynn’s “Rolling Thunder,” Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” (1976) and “Raging Bull” (1980) under his belt, Paul Schrader's legacy as a seminal figure in 1970s American screenwriting was unassaila...

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    Can't See the Movie for the Screen: THE CANYONS and the American Worship of Celebrities

    I could write an entire essay about "The Canyons"--1000-2000 words, at least--without ever having seen it.

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    Paul Schrader In Talks For Limited Fiction Series At CNN, Plus Watch 30-Minute 'Canyons Q&A And Kanye West-Remixed Trailer

    While "The Canyons" continues to evoke a wide range of reactions from critics (read our review here), it has certainly put Paul Schrader right back on the map. His next movie is already brewing, "The Dying Of The Light" starring Nicolas Cage, he's pitched Spike Lee on a Clarence Thomas biopic, and n...

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