RARA-AVIS: Re: Scorsese on Scorsese

From: Dave Zeltserman ( davezelt@comcast.net)
Date: 15 Dec 2004

I was watching Taxi Driver recently. Probably hadn't seen it in 20 years. What a great movie. DeNiro with the mohawk telling a secret service agent about the suspicious looking guys around is priceless. I love the final confrontation between DeNiro and Keitel. Btw. I hadn't realized this before, but Scorsese has a cameo in this - he's the guy who has DeNiro drive him outside his apartment so he can watch his wife cheat on him.

-Dave Z.,

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jacques Debierue"
<matrxtech@y...> wrote:
> Yesterday I was able to catch the documentary Scorsese on
> Scorsese on TCM. It's an excellent 90-minute soliloquy by
> Scorsese on his life and films. Hearing him tell his story, I was
> struck by how hardboiled it is and how ultrahardboiled films like
> Mean Streets and Taxi Driver are. Aside from his secure stature
> as a filmmaker, his hardboiled roots and style are relevant to us.
> Call it street-hardboiled, or neorealist criminal soup, he hits
> and artlessly (an illusion, of course).
> I highly recommend this documentary. Before it, they had shown
> The Last Waltz, an equally persuasive documentary that I hadn't
> seen since its original release. It looked even better.
> Best,
> MrT

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