Interviewed for the DVD release of Murder by Contract
(1958). He said that he saw the film in a theater as a teenager and it had a profound effect on him. The scenes in Taxi Driver
(1976) with Robert De Niro
raining alone in his apartment were inspired by a similar scene in "Murder by Contract".
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The cinema began with a passionate relationship between celluloid and the artists and craftsmen and technicians who handled it, manipulated it, and came to know it in the way a lover comes to know every inch of the body of the beloved. No matter where the cinema goes, we cannot afford to lose sight of the beginning.
Was voted the 4th greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly, making him the only living person in the top 5 and the only working film director in the top 10 (Ingmar Bergman
being retired as a filmmaker).
Though he is particular about the aesthetics of every shot, he frequently encourages improvisation in dialogue.