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Screenwriter Paul Schrader.

Film director and screenwriter Paul Schrader. His screenwriting credits include "Taxi Driver" and "The Last Temptation of Christ." Schrader's directing credits include "Hard Core," "Light of Day," "American Gigolo" and last summer's film "Patty Hearst." (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on September 7 and 8, 1988).


An Adult Goes to the Movies

Part 2 of the Fresh Air interview with screenwriter and director Paul Scrader. Schrader grew up in a Calvinist home and was forbidden from seeing movies as a child; he learned about cinema watching art films in college. He wanted to be a minister, and later channeled his preoccupation with morality and guilt into his screenplays.

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