Grand Rapids, MI
|Published Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer (an expansion of his UCLA master's thesis) in 1972. Also wrote Schrader on Schrader (1990).|
|Was raised in a strict Dutch Calvinist home and didn't see his first movie (The Absent-Minded Professor) until his late teens.|
|Was mentored in journalism by film critic Pauline Kael.|
|Wrote the screenplays for four films directed by Martin Scorsese: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ and Bringing Out the Dead.|
|Was hired to direct Exorcist: The Beginning, a 2004 sequel to The Exorcist, but was fired during production. Most of his footage wasn't used, but after The Beginning flopped,|
|Collaborated with his brother, Leonard, on the screenplays for The Yakuza (his screenwriting debut, 1974), Blue Collar (his directorial debut, 1978) and Mishima: A Life in Four Chapte|
|Worked as a film journalist in the late 1960s and early '70s but was fired by the Los Angeles Free Press in 1969 after he panned Easy Rider.|
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