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Blue Collar (1978)

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Commentary 1: Director Paul Schrader and journalist Maitland McDonagh Rating:8.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Lord Bullingdon on October 12th, 2006:Find all reviews by Lord Bullingdon
In this Q&A commentary a low key Schrader recounts his hellish experiences in making a social minded first time feature. Listening to Schrader’s regrets (he thinks the film is over written, poorly directed and ugly) are just as fascinating as hearing him candidly recall stories about the now famous on set hostility brought about by having “three bulls in a china shop” in the form of the film’s three leads (Pryor, Keitel, and Kotto) who would literally get into fistfights the second a given shot ended. When the three are on screen together Schrader says how impossible it was to direct them and points out why all the shots are stationary and have no coverage: because at any minute one of them could storm out or punch the other. Great stuff. Recommended for Schrader fans... that is, if the studio ever gets around to re-releasing the DVD.