“Taxi Driver” (1976)

Taxi Driver began shooting in New York City in the sweltering summer of 1975 with the lowlifes running wild as the city teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. Robert De Niro’s iconic Travis Bickle, a deeply unstable cab driver, often alone in his “metal coffin,” seethes against the open depravity: “Someday a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets.” Called the first modern horror film, Taxi Driver used a $1.5M budget to create an American classic, grossing $28.8M domestically, and winning the Palme D’Or in Cannes. Hollywood Reporter brings together the now-legendary star power of Martin Scorcese, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Paul Schrader, and De Niro to discuss the fascinating origins and production of Taxi Driver.

‘Taxi Driver’ Oral History: De Niro, Scorsese, Foster, Schrader Spill All on 40th Anniversary

TheHollywoodReporter.com, 4.7.16