Taxi Driver Photographs by Steve Schapiro
Taxi Driver has long been regarded as a cinematic milestone, and Robert DeNiro apos
s portrait of a trigger-happy psychopath with a mohawk is widely believed to be one of the greatest performances ever filmed. Time magazine includes the film in its list of 100 Greatest Movies, saying: The power of Scorsese apos
s filmmaking grows ever more punishing with the passage of time.
Steve Schapiro-whose photographs were featured in TASCHEN apos
s Godfather Family Album-was the special photographer on the set of Taxi Driver, capturing the film apos
s most intense and violent moments from behind the scenes. This book-more than a film still book but a pure photo book on its own-features hundreds of unseen images selected from Schapiro apos
s archives, painting a chilling portrait of a deranged gunman in the angry climate of the post-Vietnam era.
With a foreword by Martin Scorsese!