After a successful stint as a movie critic, Schrader turned to screenwriting. His first script, The Yakuza (1974), brought a record sum, and in 1976 he sealed his reputation by penning director Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver. During the '80s, they collaborated on two of the decade's most important (and controversial) films: Raging Bull and The Last Temptation of Christ.
Meanwhile, Schrader was also beginning to direct with movies such as American Gigolo (1980). Other significant directorial efforts for Schrader include Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985), Affliction (1998) and Auto Focus (2002).
Movie history was changed forever when director François Truffaut published his 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock." In this engaging documentary, a host of prominent filmmakers describes the effect that Truffaut's book had on their work.