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The Projection Booth:Blue Collar


Special Guest: Paul Schrader

Guest Co-Host: Maitland McDonagh

We’re looking at the 1978 film all about the working man, Blue Collar. Directed and co-written by Paul Schrader it tells the tale of three men played by Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, and Richard Pryor working the line in our fair city – Detroit – dealing with factory work, family, the union, fraud, race and more.

Links:

Buy Blue Collar on DVD

Buy Blue Collar by Paul and Leonard Schrader

Buy Schrader on Schrader by Paul Schrader and Kevin Jackson

Buy Paul Schrader: Collected Screenplays Volume 11 by Paul Schrader

Visit the official Paul Schrader website

View a slideshow of Paul Schrader materials from the Harry Ransom Center

Visit Maitland McDonagh’s 120 Days Books

Music:

“Hard Workin Man” – Captain Beefheart

“Cadillac Assembly Line” – Albert King

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White

Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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