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The Card Counter with Paul Schrader and John Patrick Shanley (Ep. 318)

The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

Director Paul Schrader discusses his new film, The Card Counter, with fellow director John Patrick Shanley in a Q&A at the DGA theater in New York. The film weaves the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler, who is haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions. When he is approached by a vulnerable and angry young man seeking revenge against a mutual enemy from their past, he sees a chance for salvation, but risks a fall back into dark territory.Please note spoilers are included.See photos and a summary of this event below:https://www.dga.org/Events/2021/October2021/CardCounter_QnA_092112.aspx


5 Oct 2021

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Episode 225 – 30/09/2021 – Paul Schrader

Poker in the Ears

Joe has been dropping Paul Schrader's name for the better part of two years now. Finally, the writer-director of 'The Card Counter' makes an appearance on the #PITE podcast. As James says on the show, Paul is one of the filmmakers who transformed American cinema in the 1970s, writing the screenplays for Martin Scorsese's 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull', before going on to direct 'American Gigolo' and 'Cat People'. Paul talks about his latest film, and why he wanted the protagonist to be a card player. He also discusses working with Joe on making the Hold'em scenes authentic, his own experiences playing poker, the music in his movies, and his memories of filming 'Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters' and the 'Exorcist' prequel. 'Mishima' is actually this week's Superfan subject, with Marius Vitas from London hoping to win #SundayMillion tickets and PokerStars merch. Join the conversation at psta.rs/Discord, and please don't forget to subscribe.

1hr 6mins

30 Sep 2021

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Paul Schrader Tells Us the Keys To Character Study and How 'Taxi Driver 2' Almost Happened

The No Film School Podcast

Every once and awhile, a movie comes along that resonates and connects with people, becoming an instant classic. A screenwriter who makes multiple of these movies is even rarer, but Paul Schrader is one of those gems.In this episode, we talk about... The literary inspirations Paul drew from when creating the characters in his film Taxi Driver. Other iconic characters Paul has written over his career. The things Paul looks for he gets notes and who he seeks to take notes from. Whether or not Paul thinks about the actor when he’s writing a character. What drives Paul’s confidence as a writer/director. Paul’s story about Taxi Driver 2. Links to Resources:Turn Cheap Miniatures into Awesome Visual Effects - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMuf2bHdGrY The Card Counter (in theaters now) - https://www.focusfeatures.com/the-card-counter Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nofilmschool Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nofilmschoolSubscribe to our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/nofilmschool Check us out on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/nofilmschool/ Ask us questions at editor@nofilmschool.com!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


7 Sep 2021

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Episode 69: Venice 1 - Paul Schrader Speaks

The Last Thing I Saw

Welcome to The Last Thing I Saw. I’m your host, Nicolas Rapold. The Venice Film Festival has begun, with world premieres including Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers, Pablo Larraín’s Spenser, Edgar Wright’s Last night in Soho, and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. I’ll be talking about as many of them as I can here on the podcast. But to start off, I thought I would talk with Paul Schrader, whose his new movie The Card Counter has its world premiere in Venice before its U.S. release on September 10th. Oscar Isaac plays a quiet gambler haunted by his time as a military interrogator at Abu Ghraib. He gets taken on by a gambling recruiter played by Tiffany Haddish, and befriends a strange young man played by Tye Sheridan, who has some scary ideas. I talked with Schrader a little about Venice (where he set his 1990 film The Comfort of Strangers), and about finishing The Card Counter in a pandemic, Tiffany Haddish’s vital importance to the movie, gambling, and of course the last movies he saw.You can support this podcast and read show notes with links at:rapold.substack.comOpening music: “Monserrate” by The MinaretsPhoto by Steve Snodgrass


4 Sep 2021

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The Originals #18 Paul Schrader

The Originals

A deep, dark, sometimes unsettling look into the mind of writer, director Paul Schrader, whose new film The Card Counter, starring Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish hits theaters September 10.  The First Reformed and Affliction director bears all—his bleak Calvinist upbringing, how his dad felt about his “porn” film, the days spent driving around LA with a fifth of liquor under the seat and a gun in the glove box while writing Taxi Driver. Hear about his unwelcome correspondence with would-be Reagan assassin (and Jodie Foster fan) John Hinckley. Why Scorsese, unlike he, just couldn’t be trusted with Scarface piles of coke. Plus: blunt reviews of Joker and The Irishman--and a surprising admission to Andrew about his pre-premiere mindset. Click here to read Stephen Rodrick’s unforgettable 2013 piece about the making of The Canyons, Schrader's crowdfunded erotic thriller starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen. (New York Times sub. req.)


31 Aug 2021

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109: Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst (1988)

Movies - A Podcast About the Act of Cinema

Discussing Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst (1988) Video Episodes & Bonus Episodes: https://patreon.com/lowres Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lowresmovies 

1hr 6mins

10 May 2021

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Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader discuss their movie “Taxi Driver"

Studs Terkel Archive Podcast

First broadcast on February 12, 1976. Film director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader discuss their movie “Taxi Driver,” including interview from 9:04 - 9:49 of Scorsese discussing the character, Johnny Boy, from his film "Mean Streets."


12 Feb 2021

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Monthly Bonus Episode: Film Analysis of Paul Schrader's First Reformed

Fresh Text

John Drury and Brannon Hancock analyze Paul Schrader's 2017 film First Reformed Click here to support the show!

1hr 4mins

5 Feb 2021

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Episode 337 (First Reformed, Drano, and Paul Schrader)

Movies, Films and Flix

Mark and Jonny Numb (of the Last Knock Podcast) discuss the 2017 film First Reformed. Directed by Paul Schrader, and starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, First Reformed focuses on the downward spiral of a minster named Toller (Hawke), who is having a gnarly crisis of faith. In this episode, they discuss barb wire outfits, strategic doors, and drano. Enjoy!Please follow Jonny Numb on Twitter - @jonnyNumb

1hr 7mins

4 Jan 2021

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Digital Noise Episode 258: Happy Potato is Paul Schrader

Digital Noise

DIGITAL NOISE EPISODE 258: HAPPY POTATO IS PAUL SCHRADER Join Chris and Aaron as they delve into the world of home releases, interview Paul Schrader (well, a stuffed potato with the soul of Paul Schrader), and explore Aaron’s grim future demise at the hands of a boogedy-boogedy. Subscribers at the BROWN COAT level and above… Read More »Digital Noise Episode 258: Happy Potato is Paul Schrader


21 Sep 2020