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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Taxi Driver

We're watching the 30th Anniversary TV showing of Taxi Driver on AMC.

Taxi Driver isn't necessarily one of my favorite movies, or even my favorite Martin Scorsese film, but I feel compelled to watch it anyway. I do like it. I've even been known to occasionally utter an appropriately timed, "You talkin' to me?" But, who hasn't.

If you're missing it now, it'll be on again when this showing is over, and early tomorrow morning.

Posted by Marie at November 18, 2006 7:49 PM

Comments

I finally saw Taxi Driver from start to finish just a few years ago. It just didn't do it for me. Love all of the actors in it and the performances were excellent but all I could say by the end of it was --- so? Scorsese is hit and miss with me. Liked Goodfellas, Casino, and Gangs of New York. Taxi Driver and The Color of Money were OK. After Hours drove me crazy.

Posted by: Rob at November 18, 2006 10:49 PM

I didn't like Gangs of New York. Love Goodfellas and Casino. Cape Fear is totally fascinating and creepy, but I like it. Looking forward to the Rolling Stones documentary. I think.

Posted by: Marie at November 18, 2006 11:46 PM

Gosh. No one's mentioned "Raging Bull." Or "Mean Streets." Loved both of those. Both "Goodfellas" and "Raging Bull" have these wonderful long tracking shots--following Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco into the Copacabana, and going with Robert DeNiro and entourage from the locker room to the ring. I would watch those movies just to see those scenes again.

Favorite part of "Goodfellas," though, is the helicopters sequence. Damn. And Scorsese's mother is pretty good appearing in the kitchen late at night to feed Joe Pesci and his buddies.

"Taxi Driver"--haven't seen it in years. But I think the portrait of the violent, obsessive sociopath is pretty incredible. And for me, that's so what.

Posted by: Dan at November 21, 2006 3:01 AM