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Hollywood Costume - Press View Held At The Victoria And Albert Museum.

Taxi Driver, Robert De Niro and Travis Bickle - Taxi Driver - Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle Wednesday 17th October 2012 Hollywood Costume - press view held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Martin Scorsese: 'Taxi Driver Would Have Made A Great 3d Film'


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Moviemaker Martin Scorsese wants to go back in time and remake Taxi Driver in 3D.

The film icon has won critical acclaim for his first 3D film, Hugo, and there's a classic he'd like to go back and film using the latest technology.

He tells Rolling Stone, "I wouldn't mind making all my movies in 3D... (but) if I could go back in time, I'd shoot Taxi Driver in 3D. Bob De Niro in the mirror as Travis Bickle. Imagine how intimidating: 'You talking to me? You talking to me?' Amazing possibilities."

De Niro is also in Scorsese's future - the director hopes to reteam with the veteran and Leonard DiCaprio for a new film.

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Keanu Reeves And Chloe Moretz Recreate Taxi Driver For Photoshoot


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Keanu Reeves and Chloe Moretz have transformed into Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster to recreate a famous scene from Martin Scorsese's classic movie Taxi Driver.

The Speed star donned a checked shirt and manic stare as Travis Bickle while Moretz dressed as child prostitute Iris to pose for a special Scorsese tribute photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Other actors taking part include Michael Pitt, Vincent Piazza and Ben Kingsley as Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta and De Niro's characters in Goodfellas, Emily Blunt as Ellen Burstyn in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, and Christina Hendricks and Jack Huston as Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz in Gangs of New York.

The magazine shoot was held to celebrate Scorsese's groundbreaking movie career, coinciding with the release of his new biopic, George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

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Raging Bull Writer Making Killer Sharks Movie


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Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader is turning his attentions to the deep blue sea and stepping behind the camera for a terrifying new shark movie.

The famous Martin Scorsese collaborator and moviemaker, who also penned cult classic Raging Bull, is sinking his teeth into the killer shark genre in Bait, which was written by American Psycho novelist Bret Easton Ellis.

The revenge movie will tell the tale of a group of rich kids whose yacht veers into dangerous waters.

The project will start shooting in November (11) off the coast of Puerto Rico.

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Martin Scorsese Depressed By Taxi Driver Shoot


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Martin Scorsese has dark memories of shooting his seminal movie Taxi Driver in 1970s New York - because it was "hell" filming on the sleazy city streets.

The veteran director was determined to include as much gritty realism as possible in his 1976 story of a cab driver driven to insanity by the mean streets of Manhattan.

But his quest to include authentic location scenes in the movie left him with bad memories of the shoot - because filming with Robert De Niro in the run-down areas depressed him.

Scorsese tells writer Richard Schickel for his book, Conversations with Scorsese, "I'm telling you, 42nd Street, Eighth Avenue, that was hell, shooting in those places. That was like biblical in-my-mind Hell and damnation and Jeremiah... In Taxi Driver I didn't enjoy shooting in those X-rated areas. The sense of wallowing in it was, for me, always filled with tension and extraordinary depression. And the film is very, very depressing."

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Paul Schrader Dreamed Up Taxi Driver Predicament In Hospital


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Hollywood screenwriter Paul Schrader came up with the inspiration for Martin Scorsese's 1976 classic Taxi Driver as he lay in a hospital bed suffering from a painful ulcer.

Schrader was 26 and homeless when he began work on the project and admits his own desperate and lonely circumstances fuelled the development of Robert De Niro's iconic character, Travis Bickle.

But the idea to make Bickle a New York City cab driver only came to Schrader while he was receiving urgent medical care.

He tells WENN, "It was written as a form of therapy. I was in a dark and desperate place. This character (Travis Bickle) was starting to take over my life so I felt I had to write so I would be healthy.

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No Taxi Driver For Von Trier


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Lars Von Trier's business partner has dismissed rumours the Danish director is in talks with Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro to resurrect Taxi Driver - blasting the reports as "rubbish."

The new movie was rumoured to see De Niro reprise his role as troubled New York cab driver Travis Bickle in a sequel to the 1976 classic, which gained him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

But Von Trier's longtime producing partner Peter Aalbaek Jensen is adamant film fans shouldn't get their hopes up.

He tells ScreenDaily.com, "I have seen it (the story) in the Danish film magazine and what is written there is not true. (It's) rubbish."

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Scorsese And De Niro Planning Taxi Driver Sequel?


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Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro are planning a sequel to their hit 1976 movie Taxi Driver, according to industry gossip at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The new movie is rumoured to be a collaboration between Scorsese and Danish director Lars Von Trier, and will see De Niro reprise his role as troubled New York taxi driver Travis Bickle.

Von Trier and Scorsese, whose new movie Shutter Island premiered at the German festival on Saturday (13Feb10), have yet to confirm any plans.

But the rumours have been fuelled by Von Trier's production partner Peter Aalbaek, who has revealed an announcement about the project will be made shortly.

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De Niro Yet To Watch His Extras Cameo


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Robert De Niro's cameo on British TV show EXTRAS may have wowed the critics - but the Oscar-winning actor admits he's yet to watch his appearance.
The Taxi Driver star filmed the self-referential scene after being approached by the show's co-creator Ricky Gervais on the set of their new film STARDUST, but hasn't had time to see the finished product.
He says, "I was doing the film Stardust and I had a scene with Ricky Gervais.
"He had asked me before. And I couldn't do it then. And I liked that movie, so that was it. They sent me a copy, but I haven't seen it yet."
The GOODFELLAS star is not the only big name to play himself on Extras - actors Ben Stiller, Patrick Stewart, Kate Winslet and Samuel L Jackson have all poked fun at themselves on the hit comedy.

De Niro Loves Fine Dining But Can't Cook


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Oscar winner Robert De Niro loves fine dining so much, he has invested in several restaurants but has never actually learned to cook.
The Taxi Driver star has put money behind restaurants in New York City and Los Angeles including Nobu, Tribeca Grill and Ago.
He explains, "I don't cook. I don't cook at all, unfortunately. The only good thing I make is a cup of coffee.
"I go to Nobu a lot. And I pay like everyone else. I don't get a special discount or anything. It's just like a policy."

De Niro And Scorsese Discuss Taxi Driver Sequel


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Screen legend Robert De Niro has reunited with iconic director MARTIN SCORSESE to work on a sequel to their classic movie Taxi Driver.

The OSCAR-winning actor, who starred as disturbed Vietnam veteran Travis BICKLE in the 1976 film, has confirmed the movie veterans are mulling over script ideas for a follow-up to the gritty original.

Apart from his comedy turn in Meet The Parents and its recent sequel MEET THE FOCKERS, De Niro has starred in a series of flop films - and critics are hoping Travis Bickle's resurrection will restore his reputation as one of the greatest dramatic actors of all time.

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