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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.


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


“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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