Sexta-feira, 27 de Fevereiro de 2009

Paul Schrader / Fantasporto

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Paul Schrader, argumentista do filme Taxi Driver, está em Portugal e dá amanhã uma conferência de imprensa no âmbito da 29ª edição do Fantasporto. O cineasta será homenageado com o Prémio Carreira ao lado de Wim Wenders e o seu mais recente filme, Adam Ressurected, encerrará o festival. [via Público]

Realizador e argumentista norte-americano (n. Grand Rapids, Michigan, 22.7.1946), parceiro de Martin Scorsese em Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) e Bringing Out the Dead (1999). Como realizador, começou por abordar preferencialmente a corrupção, a pornografia e a prostituição, em filmes de contornos fortes: Blue Collar (1978), Hardcore (1979) e American Gigolo (1980). Escritor forte, mas versátil, foi o argumentista de, por exemplo, The Yakuza (1975, de Sydney Pollack), Obsession (1976, Brian de Palma), The Mosquito Coat (1986, de Peter Weir). Em 1985, dirigiu o filme Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters.

Outros filmes: Patty Hearst (1988), Auto Focus (2002), The Comfort of Strangers (1991, baseado em McEwan e com guião de Harold Pinter), Touch (1997), Affliction (1999), Cat People (1982, remake do filme de Jacques Tourneur), Light of Day (1987), Light Sleeper (1992), Witch Hunt (1995), Forever Mine (1999), The Walker (2007), Adam Ressurrected (2008).

 

«If you see anything from the inside it makes sense»
(excerto do guião de Hardcore):


NIKI (continuing)

You have to believe in something.

What do they believe in -- the

Whatjamacillit church?


JAKE

Christian Reformed. It's a Dutch

Calvinist denomination.


NIKI

Do they believe in reincarnation? I

believe in reincarnation.


JAKE

They believe in the 'TULIP.'


NIKI

What the crap?


JAKE (smiles)

It's an anagram. It comes from the

Canons of Dort. Every letter stands

for a different belief. T-U-L-I-P.

Like -- are you sure you're interested

in this?


NIKI

Yeah, yeah, go on.


JAKE

T stands for Total depravity, that

is, all men, through original sin,

are totally evil and incapable of

good. 'All my works are like filthy

rags in the sight of the Lord.'


NIKI

Shit.

Jake is charmed. He's never been called upon to explain his

beliefs to someone so totally ignorant of them.


JAKE

Be that as it may. U is for

Unconditional Election. God has chosen

a certain number of people to be

saved, The Elect, and He has chosen

them from the beginning of time. L

is for Limited Atonement. Only a

limited number will be atoned, will

go to Heaven.


NIKI

Fuck.


JAKE

I can stop if you want.


NIKI

No, please go on.


The INTERCOM ANNOUNCES a flight: Jake listens for a moment.


It's a flight to Mexico City.


JAKE

I is for Irresistible Grace. God's

grace cannot be resisted or denied.

And P is for the Perseverance of the

Saints. Once you are in Grace you

cannot fall from the number of the

elect. And that's the 'TULIP.'


NIKI

Wait, wait. I'm trying to figure

this out. This is like Rona Barrett.

Before you become saved, God already

knows who you are?


JAKE

He has to. That's Predestination. If

God is omniscient, if He knows

everything -- and He wouldn't be God

if He didn't -- then He must have

known, even before the creation of

the world, the names of those who

would be saved.


NIKI

So it's already worked out. The fix

is in?


JAKE

More or less.


NIKI

Wow. Then why be good? Either you're

saved or you ain't.


JAKE

Out of gratitude for being chosen.

That's where Grace comes in. God

first chooses you, then allows you,

by Grace, to choose Him of your own

free will.


NIKI (amazed)

You really believe all that?


JAKE

Yeah. (shrugs)

Well, mostly.


NIKI

I thought I was fucked up.


JAKE

I'll admit it's confusing from the

outside. You've got to see it from

the inside.


NIKI

If you see anything from the inside

it makes sense. You ought to hear

perverts talk. A guy once almost had

me convinced to let his dachshund

fuck me.


JAKE

It's not quite the same thing.


NIKI

It doesn't make any sense to me.

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