Tag Archives: Taxi Driver

“There’s nothing you can tell me about guilt.” — Martin Scorsese

It’s his birthday today. It will be a huge loss when this man goes. He holds up the torch for continuity of cinema history, and his breadth and depth of knowledge – which he is so eager to share – … Continue reading

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“It’s important not to indicate. People don’t try to show their feelings, they try to hide them.” — Robert De Niro

I haven’t written about the majority of his roles – not for lack of admiration (and in some cases, awestruck wonder) – but here is what I have written: I included his “you talkin’ to me” scene in my gigantic … Continue reading

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Things done and seen in Chicago

I haven’t flown in three years, maybe more. There’s still a lot of stress in going out into the world and mingling with the populace. Plane tickets are insanely expensive right now too. But I was determined to take a … Continue reading

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Robert De Niro sleeping, God’s eye view

Taxi Driver Mad Dog and Glory

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Nowhere Man

He’s so incredibly handsome but it hurts – it literally hurts – to even look at him in this. It’s like a magic trick.

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Great Movie Posters

A meme has been going around Facebook to post your favorite movie poster of “a great film.” It’s been a lot of fun to see all the different artwork posted by people. Figured I’d share some of them. First, I … Continue reading

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Jennifer McCabe on Acting: “Bring Yourself.”

Jennifer McCabe I met Jennifer McCabe in 1995 when we both were grad students at the Actors’ Studio MFA Program in Manhattan. We became friends, of a sort, during our 9 a.m. dance classes at the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio … Continue reading

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God’s Lonely Man: Taxi Driver Restored

Loneliness has followed me my whole life. Everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There’s no escape. I’m God’s lonely man… In honor of Taxi Driver‘s 35th anniversary, a stunning new 35mm restoration is now making the arthouse rounds, … Continue reading

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Mirrors #2: The Man In the Mirror

You didn’t think I’d forgotten, did you? I forget nothing. I still haven’t written the damn thing but I now have a file folder on my desktop filled with screengrabs of men looking at themselves (or at somebody else) in … Continue reading

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