Watched Martin Scorcese's 1976 Drama "Taxi Driver"

"You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the f#!k do you think you're talking to?"
Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle

This film is being screened at the
Roxie Theater on 16th Street until Monday.  They’re showing a new 35mm print from Sony.

“This new print of
Taxi Driver is the result of years of work on the part of Sony Pictures. With the cooperation of Martin Scorsese and cinematographer Michael Chapman, the original negatives were meticulously cleaned and transferred without digitally altering a single frame.”

The last time I watched a
Martin Scorcese film was a few months ago when we saw Raging Bull.  In that movie, De Niro does a brilliant job playing boxer Jake LaMotta.  Four years before that, De Niro played Travis Bickle, a former Marine and New York taxi driver who suffers from insomnia.

Bickle develops a romantic interest in a woman named Betsy (played by Cybill Shepherd), who’s a campaign volunteer for a Senator running for President.

Jodie Foster plays an underage prostitute named Iris that Bickle wants to help escape her current lifestyle.

Harvey Keitel plays Iris’s pimp “Sport”.  He’s the main reason Iris can’t leave the situation.

Other notable cameos include Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks, and Martin Scorcese himself.

I loved this film.  Travis Bickle is deservedly one of the most iconic characters in film history.   Robert De Niro earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of him.

After I watched this movie, I wanted to see it again.  There are some great scenes in this film.  If you haven’t seen this, see it immediately.  If you can see the new print at the Roxie, check it out!

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