The Card Counter (2021)

Oscar Isaac is spartan as the ex-servicemen seeking redemption for past misdeeds. Written and directed by the legendary Paul Schrader, it’s a film less about cards and more about the cost of brutality on the soul.


How they write script: Paul Schrader

An interesting insight into Schrader’s process. I like that he knows while he’s writing how far ahead or behind he is. I’ve certainly taken some of that insight for myself.

Schrader’s handwritten outline for ‘Raging Bull’

You know as you’re running past this house, the corner, whether you’re ahead or behind your time.

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