Paul Schrader is US cinema's hardcore intellectual. Three of his finest screenplays, "Taxi Driver", "American Gigolo" and "Light Sleeper", form a kind of triptych devoted to a single, soulful character. As Schrader commented upon the release of the third film, 'I wrote about this character when he was in his twenties, and he was young and paranoid and angry and he saw the city as his enemy. And in his thirties he was very narcissistic and self-involved, and he was a gigolo. Now he's forty and he's anxious. He's looking at ...

Collected Screenplays 2002, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571210220

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