Thursday, September 1, 2011

Taxi Driver (1976)

You talkin' to me? YOU TALKIN' TO ME? I think this film should be included in the 1001 for the sole reason of putting the previous famous quote in context. Martin Scorcese's portrait of Travis Bickle's descent into madness also boasts an Academy-Award nominated performance by thirteen-year-old Jodie Foster, doing things that made people question the ethics if not the legality of Scorcese casting someone so young. The cast also features Harvey Keitel (of course) and wtf appearances by Albert Brooks and Cybil Shepherd. Taxi Driver is Marty at his late '70s best, and was absolutely *drenched* in nominations and awards. We knew Scorcese was coming. And this won't be the last we see of him, I reckon.

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