Thirty-five years after its release, having claimed the Palme d’Or at Cannes, redefined New York City on the screen and worked its way deep into the American cultural psyche; “Taxi Driver” has been digitally restored by Sony Pictures. A new print of “Taxi Driver” will begin screening at Film Forum on Friday in advance of a blu-ray release later this year.
If you don’t know who Taxi Driver is, he is the man you enacted in front your mirror in your full-of-aggression teenage, who speaks to himself like he’s talking to his enemy, drunk and wasted! Remember?
A 1976 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader, Taxi Driver has inspired more than one generation of people from making films & music to even the way of life they follow! It’s not just a film; it’s a popular culture because in many ways, the film has become prophetic and mirrors the violence of contemporary news headlines.
This film has also influenced other future filmmakers, including Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs (1992)), and David Fincher (Se7en (1995)).