Brock Swinson

Screenwriting Veteran Paul Schrader Discusses His Writing Process on Taxi Driver, Raging Bull & First Reformed

Screenwriting Veteran Paul Schrader Discusses His Writing Process on Taxi Driver, Raging Bull & First Reformed

As one of a handful of veteran screenwriters working today, Creative Screenwriting had an in-depth conversation with Paul Schrader to discuss his creative process and how he navigates the turbulent waters of the film industry. While attending film school at UCLA, Paul Schrader saw the film, Pickpocket (1959), which essentially formed the path of his […]

 Jeff York

Paul Schrader and Ethan Hawke stun with “First Reformed”  

Paul Schrader and Ethan Hawke stun with “First Reformed”  

Ethan Hawke has given many brilliant performances in his 33-year film career, including standouts like “Gattaca”, “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”, “Boyhood”, and the “Before Sunrise” trilogy. Now, with “First Reformed”, written and directed by Paul Schrader, he tops himself in his most accomplished screen work to date. In this intense drama, Hawke plays […]