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ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Michelle E. Moore and Brian Brems


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. This volume of essays – the first collection to assess Schrader’s contributions to directing, screenwriting and criticism – includes the first original appraisals of his much-lauded masterpiece First Reformed (2017), as well as a chapter-length interview with Schrader himself, conducted by the editors, in which Schrader examines the arc of his career for the first time and revises previous stateme ... More

Keywords: Paul Schrader, Auteur, Transcendental, film, Taxi Driver, First Reformed, Cat People, The Comfort of Strangers, interview

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474462037
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle E. Moore, editor
College of DuPage

Brian Brems, editor
College of DuPage

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Introduction: Taxi Driver Forward

Brian Brems and Michelle E. Moore

Part I Ideas, Influences, and Intellect

Part II Instincts, Investigation, and Innovation

Part III Interview