Taxi Driver ranks among the many finest movies from Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese however filmmaker nonetheless has some regrets in regards to the 1976 function — primarily the color purple.
In accordance with American writer Fran Lebowitz, the longtime pal of Scorsese, the filmmaker is “nonetheless offended” over the ultimate edit of the Robert De Niro-starrer cult traditional film.
Lebowitz, who’s the central focus of Scorsese’s newest Netflix docuseries Fake It’s A Metropolis, mentioned the modifying strategy of the filmmaker throughout an interview with the Los Angeles Occasions.
“I assure you if that they had not taken it away from him, he would nonetheless be modifying Taxi Driver. He’s nonetheless offended,” Lebowitz mentioned.
“He mentioned to me quite a few instances: “You already know what ruins Taxi Driver? The color purple. The studio wouldn’t give me sufficient cash to appropriate the color purple, and that’s why it’s horrible. I say, “You already know what’s mistaken with Taxi Driver, Marty? Nothing,” she added.
Scorsese had directed Taxi Driver from a script by his frequent collaborator Paul Schrader.
Set in a decaying and morally bankrupt New York Metropolis following the Vietnam Struggle, the movie follows Travis Bickle (De Niro), a taxi driver and veteran, and his psychological state as he works nights within the metropolis.
The film, which additionally featured Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, and Albert Brooks, was nominated for 4 Academy Awards, together with finest image and finest actor for De Niro.
Scorsese is at the moment laborious at work on his subsequent function Killers of the Flower Moon. Headlined by Leonardo DiCaprio and De Niro, the film will likely be launched on Apple TV Plus.