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Pod Casty For Me

Mar 15, 2024

Buckle up, listeners! We talked so much about Martin Scorsese's landmark 1976 neo-noir nightmare TAXI DRIVER, written by Paul Schrader, that it's gonna be a two-parter. Talk about morbid self-attention!

What was the film's production process like? Whose beach house did Scorsese and Schrader hang out at? Why don't discussions of 1970s New York City crime ever talk about root causes? Should someone become a person like other people? How is Jake like both Martin Scorsese AND Drew Carey?

All this and more will be answered...but you gotta listen to the episode. And the next one!!


Further Reading:

Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics by Kim Phillips-Fein

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan by Robin Wood

Further Viewing:

PICKPOCKET (Bresson, 1959)

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