Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Paul Schrader

Hello Film Doctor friends.

This Fun Friday UK screens are showing provocative new title “The Canyons” with none other than Paul Schrader (“Raging Bull”, “Taxi Driver”“American Gigolo”“Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters”“Light of Day”) in the Director’s chair.

The Film Doctor team presents you the films known to inspire this prolific film industry veteran.


Film Doctor Paul Schrader

  • “Z” (1969, dir. Costa-Gavras)

Incidentally, the Director is also on Wes Anderson’s “Favourites” list – with his own work, “Mishima”.

Director David Ayer, gives interviews with the media on the “Red Carpet” during the world premiere of the movie Fury at the Newseum in Washington D.C. (Department of Defense photo by Marvin Lynchard)

In addition, we’ve got some film picks from David Ayer (his latest project, “Sabotage” is out on general release from Wednesday, 7th May) and Lenny Abrahmson (whose new film, “Frank” premieres on the UK screens this weekend):

– David Ayer has previously cited “Apocalypse Now” (1979, dir. Francis Ford Coppola)

– One of Abrahmson’s favourite films is “Stranger Than Paradise” (1984, dir. Jim Jarmusch)

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