Tag: Leonard Schrader

BR: Yakuza, The (1974)

BR: Yakuza, The (1974)

June 30, 2017 | By

Derived from a story and originally scripted by brothers Leonard and Paul Schrader, respectively, producer-director Sydney Pollack, fresh off The Way We Were (1973), had Robert Towne (Chinatown) attenuate the action and violence and put a greater emphasis on the culture clashes between east and west…

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BR: Killing of America, The (1981)

BR: Killing of America, The (1981)

December 15, 2016 | By

A mainly Japanese production that purports to be a hard, no-holds barred chronicle of America’s evolution into a violent, ugly culture, the filmmakers’ thesis says that everything was stable until Lee Harvey Oswald and an accomplice blew apart John F. Kennedy’s head, footage the filmmakers play in slow, ghoulish detail…

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