Bringing Out the Dead

Paul Schrader
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ISBN 9780571204892 Format Paperback
Published 06/03/2000 Length 128 pages

About Book

The author of Taxi Driver returns to the darkest streets of New York City for another story of lost souls. It is the early 1990s: Frank Pierce is an EMS paramedic, driving an ambulance through the city's darkest streets on the 'graveyard shift'. Surrounded by the injured and the dying, Frank is dwelling in an urban night-world, and crumbling under the accumulated weight of too many years spent saving - and losing - lives. Bringing Out the Dead is the account of fifty-six hours in Frank's life - two days and three nights on the job - as, hungering for redemption, he reaches the very brink of spiritual collapse. Paul Schrader's fourth collaboration with director Martin Scorsese continues their fascinated exploration of the lives of drifting, soulful, lonely characters.
  • About Paul Schrader

    Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1946, Paul Schrader was raised in a Calvinist household where movies were proscribed. He made up for lost time by becoming first a gifted critic, then the screenwriter of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, then the director of a string of cerebral and provocative films, including Blue Collar (1978), American Gigolo (1980), Mishima (1985), Patty Hearst (1988), The Comfort of Strangers (1990), Affliction (1997), Autofocus (2002), Dominion (2005), The Walker (2007), and Adam Resurrected (2008)..

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