DIRECTOR: PAUL SCHRADER
CAST: RICHARD GERE, LAUREN HUTTON, HECTOR ELIZONDO
Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Blondie, Giorgios Armani and Moroder, “visual consultant” Ferdinando Scarfiotti: this is the movie where Schrader found a new alchemy of style and soul, fusing Italian design and west coast cool, queer aesthetics and religious art ranging from the 12th century to Robert Bresson. Quite simply one of the most visually influential films of the 80s… though imitators often forget the humanity at its core, and its keen sense for the agony of aloof detachment.
American Gigolo is screening as part of the Paul Schrader X 4 series.