25 July 2010

Cinerama: Taxi Driver (Filmed 1975)

Stills from Martin Scorsese's magnum opus on crime, isolation and despair. While Robert De Niro is the lead actor, the REAL star of this film is the steaming, lurid, neon-dappled grit of New York City in 1975. When asked the name of my favorite movie of all time, I always give this title.  As many times as I come back to it, I always find it completely satisfying for the vivid illustration of its themes: both conceptual and visual.