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Making 'Taxi Driver' (1999)

To highlight Taxi Driver's 38th anniversary, this 70-minute documentary delves into the making of Scorsese's film and highlights the many contributions put forth by Taxi Driver's ensemble of talented actors and artisans.

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Cast overview:
Martin Scorsese ... Himself - Director
Paul Schrader ... Himself - Screenwriter
Peter Boyle ... Himself - 'Wizard'
Robert De Niro ... Himself / Travis Bickle
Cybill Shepherd ... Herself / Betsy
Albert Brooks ... Himself / Tom
Harvey Keitel ... Himself / Sport
Jodie Foster ... Herself / Iris
Michael Chapman ... Himself - Director of Photography
Dick Smith ... Himself - Special Make-Up
Tom Rolf Tom Rolf ... Himself - Editor
Elmer Bernstein ... Himself - Composer
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To highlight Taxi Driver's 38th anniversary, this 70-minute documentary delves into the making of Scorsese's film and highlights the many contributions put forth by Taxi Driver's ensemble of talented actors and artisans.

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15 June 1999 (USA) See more »

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This feature-length documentary is featured on the Collector's Edition DVD for Taxi Driver (1976), released in 1999. See more »

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References The Yakuza (1974) See more »

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OK cast reflections - nothing special
30 June 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

De Niro isn't generally very good at interviews so basically we get to see Scorsese and co. (with occasional comments by De Niro) on how the film was originally conceived, the writing process, the casting process, the directing process, the post-production process...etc...

Some good stories I hadn't heard about before. The best ones are those regarding the conception of the film -- all the other stuff isn't all that special and to be honest, although it's a good hour-long documentary, it could have been better. In fact the so-called Special Edition of TAXI DRIVER (one of my all-time favorite films) didn't even feature a 5.1 remix or commentary by Scorsese. Ah! What a disgrace.

Hopefully they'll release a 2-disc edition some time in the future with Scorsese commentary. Heck, De Niro did one for ANALYZE THIS -- why not TAXI DRIVER?


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