If you're a fan of Martin Scorsese or his film TAXI DRIVER then this
interview that was released on the 2007 DVD will certainly be a
must-see. At just under 30-minutes the director goes into detail on the
making of the film as well as his thoughts on it all these years later.
It's interesting to hear the director claim that he never really knew
certain meanings in the film until years later when fans and other
people started pointing them out to him. He talks about Brian DePalma
introducing the screenplay to him and then briefly mentions that Dustin
Hoffman was originally offered the role of Travis. From here on out he
talks about how he, DeNiro and Paul Schrader felt that no one would
watch this movie and how for all three of them this was just a film
they had to make. Other topics that are tackled include the various
influences on the film including the darkness, which the director
credits to film noir titles from the mid to late 40s. Scorsese also
talks about the impact certain Jean-Luc Godard films had on him and how
you can see some of this in the film. Scorsese is always great to
listen to and this expanded interview will certainly entertain fans.
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