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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #60 on: January 05, 2010, 11:26:49 AM »
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Wow, that's a fresh couple of jokes.

An attack on grammar and something about a "random assemblage of words"

What fresh and original jokes will you come up with next?

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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #61 on: January 05, 2010, 11:33:01 AM »
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your comebacks aren't really comebacks.

you're just making sarcastic comments about a grammatical correction which you took onboard, thereby making no sense and continuing to live up to your trademark.
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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #62 on: January 05, 2010, 12:57:22 PM »
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your comebacks aren't really comebacks.

you're just making sarcastic comments about a grammatical correction which you took onboard, thereby making no sense and continuing to live up to your trademark.

No, it's just that the text that appears on this board is super important.

How can I include it in my professional portfolio with typos?



Edit: I've been trying to decide which post is more worhtless...Discussing how the Na'vi would speak Jake Sully's name, or this:
your reviews aren't really reviews.

you're just reporting that you saw the film.
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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2012, 06:52:20 PM »
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Bret Easton Ellis Penning A L.A. Noir For Paul Schrader, Wants Porn Star James Deen To Star
Source: CinemaBlend

Famed novelist Bret Easton Ellis and influential writer/director Paul Schrader have a film in pre-production called Bait. The film takes place at a high-end resort where, after being humiliated, an employee takes his revenge by leading the guests out to shark infested waters. High-end. Humiliation. Revenge. That definitely sounds like an Ellis story and one perfectly suited for a director like Schrader. A well matched pair, it should come as no surprise that the two, according to Ellis at least, are planning to work on another film after their collaboration - a film described as a micro budget L.A. noir where "nudity and acting are a must..."

The details of this newest collaboration are pretty thin at the moment as most of the information is coming from Bret Easton Ellis' Twitter account. As you can see below, yesterday the author mentioned how he was hoping to cast porn actor James Deen in either of two male roles for an upcoming indie film he's writing for Schrader to direct. Only a day before, the author mentions Taxi Driver hinting that he's obviously got Schrader on his mind, and with Bait on the way it stands to reason that this next collaboration isn't just wishful thinking on Ellis' part. It's also interesting that the writer would be watching the seminal Schrader-penned New York film while crafting his L.A. noir. And again, a few days before the Taxi Driver tweet, Ellis drops another hint at what to expect and why: he's thinking about James Deen to star. The porn actor has acknowledged all this on his own twitter account, while adding a simple "Party" in regards to the "full frontal naked banging guys and girls."
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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2013, 04:59:02 PM »
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Paul Schrader To Direct 'The Dying Of The Light,' Nicolas Winding Refn May Produce
via The Playlist

It's coming on five years since 2008's "Adam Resurrected," writer/director Paul Schrader's last feature film, but he's returning in a big way. Later this summer, his independently financed and Kickstarter-assisted "The Canyons," starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, will see a release by IFC Films as well as make a splash overseas playing out-of-competition at the Venice Film Festival (where he'll also serve as President of the International Jury for the Orizzonti section of the fest). And lucky enough for fans of the director, we won't be waiting another five years for Schrader to mount his next feature.

Catching up with the filmmaker by phone today to talk about "The Canyons," we asked him about his script for "The Dying Of The Light," a project Nicolas Winding Refn was gearing up to direct a couple of years back, until it fell apart. And the good news is the project is back on, though some of the job titles have been switched around. "I'm gonna make that this winter," he said.

"I think Nic Refn will be exec producer or something, [and] we have gotten an A-actor for that. He's agreed to the terms, but we're still negotiating the perks. I'll do that film starting at the end of the year," he added.

Originally set to star Harrison Ford and Channing Tatum during the Refn incarnation, the story centers on a C.I.A. agent who starts to become afflicted with blindness while on his last mission. So why did it fall apart? Well, simply put: Ford bailed.

"It was a wonderful, wonderful script about a C.I.A. agent who goes on an existentialistic journey and dies at the end," Refn told an audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the fall of 2011. "And I thought, 'If I could do a movie where Harrison Ford dies, I would contribute to society.' So I was really into making this film. And I had gone to Los Angeles for short periods at a time to work with him. And you know, because it's Harrison Ford and you sit around in his big hangar with all his private planes and you hang out with Harrison Ford. Then he realizes that he doesn't want to die. Then it's like, 'Fucking hell. Okay, then there's no movie, Harrison.' Well he'd been thinking about it and 'Wasn't there another way?' and back and forth. And I thought, 'Oh God dammit.' So I was so angry at myself for buying into the illusion of Hollywood and of course, nothing ever happens."

Well, the silver lining is that it is happening once again. Unlike "The Canyons," this project has financing from traditional channels, though Schrader suggested the budget will still be lean, comparative to what studio pictures are made for these days. But either way, we're glad this movie is back on track and in the hands of the man who wrote the script.

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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #65 on: July 30, 2013, 06:34:36 PM »
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Nicolas Cage To Star In Paul Schrader's Next Film 'The Dying Of The Light'
via The Playlist

With "The Canyons" wrapped, packaged and now ready to hit theaters and VOD this weekend (you'll see our review soon), Paul Schrader is already looking ahead to his next project. Last night at the New York premiere of the film, when asked if he would ever do a movie like "The Canyons" again (a low-budget indie), Schrader said he would, but it would have to be under the right set of circumstances. He then went on to reveal his future plans, which include a project with a bit more financial muscle behind it. "The next movie I'm doing is with Nicolas Cage and it's a much more conventional process," he shared. So what is that movie?

When we spoke to the director last month (full interview coming soon), he revealed that his next directorial effort was "The Dying Of The Light," a project that Nicolas Winding Refn was originally gearing up to direct a couple of years back. "I'm gonna make that this winter," Schrader told us, adding: "I think Nic Refn will be exec producer or something, [and] we have gotten an A-actor for that. He's agreed to the terms, but we're still negotiating the perks. I'll do that film starting at the end of the year." It's likely safe to say that Cage is the actor he was lining up.

The story centers on a C.I.A. agent who starts to become afflicted with blindness while on his last mission, and Refn's incarnation infamously fell apart when he couldn't convince Harrison Ford (who was set to star alongside Channing Tatum) about the fate of his character. But presumably, Schrader—who also wrote the script—will have no such trouble here with Cage on board.

According to Roger Friedman, the project is set up at Red Granite, the upstart production house whose upcoming slate includes Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" and Scott Cooper's "Out Of The Furnace." More details likely to come, but with five years since his last feature, "Adam Resurrected," it looks like Schrader isn't wasting a moment in utilizing his newfound momentum.

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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #66 on: August 19, 2014, 01:08:52 PM »
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Paul Schrader’s ‘Dying Of The Light’ Acquired By Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment has acquired the Over Under Media/Tin Res Entertainment/Grindstone Entertainment pic Dying of The Light, starring Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin, announced today by producers Scott Clayton, Todd Williams and Gary Hirsch. The film will be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Paul Schrader wrote and directed it. Cage plays a veteran CIA operative, Evan Lake, who goes on a global manhunt when his old nemesis resurfaces. It’s a race against time because the op has a deteriorating mental condition that puts a real ticking clock on this. Yelchin plays the CIA protégé, with Irene Jacob playing Lake’s ex-lover.

“We are thrilled to have acquired “Dying of the Light,” a suspenseful, thrill ride in which Schrader has captured one of the best performances of Cage’s career,” stated Barry Brooker, President & CEO of Grindstone Entertainment Group. Clayton added, “We are confident that our collaboration with Grindstone will give the film the exposure it deserves and continue to increase the momentum we are building for the release.”

The exec producers are Barry Brooker, Stan Wertlieb, Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) and Steve Schwartz (The Tree Of Life).

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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #67 on: August 19, 2014, 06:33:21 PM »
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Based on the poem?
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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #68 on: September 16, 2014, 03:56:14 PM »
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Just watched 'Hardcore', another random shoutbox recommendation, again from Jenkins after I got blown away by 'Blue Collar'. A few thoughts, the movie feels like the connective tissue between blue collar and the tortured Calvinist Schrader i know.

It has some strange music cues, like schrader hadn't fully disgested the music/culture of the time (like his main character) I loved the shots through the mirrors and Peter Boyle was great as always. Some of the garish lighting was cool.

Thought of 'Drive' a lot, as i watched it and obviously 'The Searchers'.

George C Scott was cool in it, his repression, obsession and his not fitting in, although i thought it could've gone further.

Really wanted it to become as daring and free flowing as 'Blue Collar' in that regard, loved the prostitute who helped him, was hoping she was going to become a surrogate mother or daughter, the ending felt too easy and slightly too well crafted, nonetheless it had some great stuff making it another cool recommendation...

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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2014, 03:28:07 AM »
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I saw it a while ago and remember liking it very much. The calvinist repression made it almost hard to watch sometimes and I loved the performance by Scott. I think American Gigolo is going to be my next Schrader.
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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #70 on: September 24, 2014, 07:05:44 PM »
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First Look At 'The Dying Of The Light,' Paul Schrader Quits Film Over What Nicolas Winding Refn Calls "Artistic Disrespect"
via The Playlist



Paul Schrader is no stranger to editing room battles. His travails during the production of "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist" are well documented, and in the case of last year's "The Canyons," screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis described the film Schrader turned in versus the one his script envisioned, and a similar scenario seems to have occurred during production of the director's upcoming movie, "The Dying Of The Light."

Penned by Schrader, the film follows a C.I.A. agent who is afflicted with blindness while on his last mission. At one point a few years ago, Nicolas Winding Refn was slated to direct, but the project collapsed when Harrison Ford (who was set to star alongside Channing Tatum) and the filmmaker couldn't come to terms about the fate of his character. The movie was revived recently with Schrader now directing his own script, Refn staying on as a producer, and with Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin in the lead roles. Filming proceeded at the beginning of the year, and by all accounts it went smoothly, but problems began when Schrader went into the editing room. After delivering his first cut, "extensive" notes from the film's producers arrived .

“We made suggestions, which Paul to a large extent didn’t approve of, and so he refused to make the changes that we all wanted, despite the fact that the changes we were looking for were very much in line with the script that he wrote and shot,” producer Gary Hirsch told Variety. Producer Todd Williams added, “Paul’s cut of the movie deviated substantially from his own script. It was a completely different movie from the movie that was greenlit, the movie that was discussed and the movie that was shot.”

Of course, there are two sides to every story, and Schrader claims he was effectively locked out of the editing process after handing in a second cut that only made some of the requested changes. “I was never asked back. They finally showed me their cut only as they were entering final post-production. It was a fait accompli,” he states. Meanwhile, the producers assert that Schrader handed in his second cut and then left the project in their hands.

According to Hirsch and Williams, the two versions —theirs and Schrader's— "are 80 percent the same," perhaps failing to recognize that 1/5 of a movie being taken away from a director is still fairly substantial. Accounts from those who have seen the producers' cut say it doesn't have the trademark stamp of Schrader's work and is a far more "conventional" movie. And some of the changes to Schrader's movie included "tightened pacing, the recutting of several action scenes, and the removal of a voiceover narration." But, 80 percent the same, right?

For his part, Refn calls the dispute "artistic disrespect," siding with Schrader in the matter, and notes Cage is upset as well, adding that the actor “is very frustrated because, in his mind, he and Paul made a great movie that both of them are very proud of —and for that to be taken away from them, it doesn’t make any sense.”

No word yet on an official release date for "The Dying Of The Light," though the producers say "it’s coming out before the end of the year." But we'd reckon there's probably a lot more to come from all sides before the film arrives in cinemas.

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Re: Paul Schrader
« Reply #71 on: May 17, 2015, 04:50:46 PM »
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Paul Schrader Gets Final Cut On L.A. Noirish ‘Dog Eat Dog’ From Eddie Bunker
via Deadline



EXCLUSIVE: Arclight Films and Pure Dopamine are teaming director Paul Schrader with Nicolas Cage for Dog Eat Dog, a gritty crime thriller based on the celebrated book by Eddie Bunker. The film, just acquired by Arclight, will be scripted by Matt Wilder and Paul Schrader. Set deep in the underbelly of Los Angeles, pic is a gritty contemporary crime thriller about a trio of ex-cons hired for a kidnapping. When the abduction goes awry and gets completely out of control, the cons find themselves on the run, vowing to stay out of prison at all costs. Production begins in October.

“Ed Bunker is the crime writer’s crime writer,”‘ said Schrader. “He’s in the pantheon and one of the main people who define modern crime writing. He lived the life and lived to tell the story. Dog Eat Dog is Bunker at his best.”

Producers are Mark Earl Burman and David Hillary of Pure Dopamine. Executive Producers are Gary Hamilton, Don Rivers, Tim Peternel, Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be working industry legends like Paul Schrader and Nicolas Cage as well as accomplished producers Mark Earl Burman and David Hillary of Pure Dopamine,” said Gary Hamilton, Managing Director of Arclight Films. “Dog Eat Dog has all the elements of a global commercial hit and the team to make it happen. We’re excited to introduce the film to buyers for the first time in Cannes.”

Arclight Films is handling international sales and introducing the film here at Cannes. Movie Packaging Co is handling additional sales. Cage is repped by CAA and at Link Entertainment. Schrader is repped by Parseghian Planco, and Jeff Berg at Resolution. Bunker and his Estate are represented by Jeanne Field at Windfall Management.

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Eddie Bunker has been a consultant on many of Michael Mann's movies. I'm a big fan of his book No Beast So Fierce, which served as source material for Straight Time (1978) and later as a reference point for DeNiro's character in Heat. Here's hoping Schrader can pull himself from the depths this go around.

 

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