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Taxi Driver (1976)

Directed by

Martin Scorcese

Written by

Paul Schrader

Screenplay

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...TRAVIS GETS A JOB Film opens on exterior of Manhattan cab garage. Weather-beaten sign above driveway reads: ‘Taxi Enter Here.’ Yellow cabs scuttle in and out. It is winter, snow is piled on the curbs, the wind is howling. Inside the garage...

Light Sleeper (1992)

Directed by

Paul Schrader

Written by

Paul Schrader

Screenplay

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...A NIGHT IN THE LIFE Credit sequence: New York by night. John LeTour nestles in back of a blue car-service sedan, face reflected in the window. Neon mixes with steam, street people with tourists, young dates: each with a different agenda...
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...BEDROOM IN THE STENTORIAN HOTEL, NEW YORK. EVENING It’s just over a hundred years ago; and the occupant of the pretty white-and-gold room, with sea-green panels and a rose-coloured carpet, stands, in her elaborate and decorous underwear...

Smoke (1995)

Directed by

Wayne Wang

Written by

Paul Auster

Screenplay

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...Day. Elevated Subway Train Against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, we see an elevated sub way train heading toward Brooklyn. After a moment, we begin to hear voices. An animated discussion is taking place inside the Brooklyn Cigar...

Blue in the Face (1995)

Directed by

Wayne Wang

Written by

Paul Auster

Screenplay

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...Day. The Brooklyn Cigar Co. A Man with Unusual Glasses sits behind the counter. Man I think one of the reasons I live in New York is because … I know my way around New York. I don’t know my way around Paris. I don’t know my way around...

Hollywood Trade: Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Underground Cinema

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...‘Today’s trade is tomorrow’s competition’In 1960s gay slang, ‘trade’ was a term for a ‘straight’ male hustler who has sex with men for money rather than pleasure. His masculinity, his virility, that which he apparently possesses and defines...

De Niro and Scorsese: Director-Actor Collaboration in Mean Streets (1973) and the Hollywood Renaissance

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...There is no doubt that Martin Scorsese is one of the quintessential American filmmakers. Forged in – and contributing to – the crucible of the Hollywood Renaissance, Scorsese’s films Mean Streets (1973), Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore...

“Bigger Than a Payphone, Smaller Than a Cadillac”: Porn Stardom in Exhausted: John C Holmes the Real Story

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson teaches film at the University of Lincoln, UK, and has published on popular cinema in various books and journals. He is currently preparing a critical study of Hollywood’s representation of the adult film industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...With special thanks to Martin Brooks and Oliver Carter for the supply of research material, and Phil Marson, Sarah Thomas, and Thomas Joseph Watson for some valuable suggestions.Quoted in Wadd: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes (Cass...

Raging Bull (US, 1980): The Drama of the Fight

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Production companies: Chartoff-Winkler Productions/United ArtistsProducers: Robert Chartoff, Irwin WinklerDirector: Martin ScorseseStory: Jake La Motta, Joseph Carter, Peter Savage (Raging Bull: My Story)Screenplay: Paul Schrader, Mardik...

“The Smashing, Crashing, Pileup of the Century”: The Carsploitation Film

Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The term “carsploitation,” like other subgenres that fall within the parameters of the grindhouse mythos—such as blaxploitation, nunsploitation, nazisploitation, Canuxploitation, and Ozploitation—denotes a body of cinematic production...