You talkin’ to me? Or this Travis Bickle doll?
11.19.2012
03:28 pm

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Amusing
Movies

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Toys
dolls
Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro


 
Or the “Cab Driver” doll, to be more precise, which is part of the Brother Production company’s “Crazy Killers Collection”.

The 12” doll comes with two heads, replica army jacket, sunglasses, four different kinds of gun and even a miniature recreation of Travis’ infamous arm brace/gun rig. It’s actually pretty neat!

And it can be yours, via Ebay, for only $350.

Written by Niall O'Conghaile | Discussion
Walt Disney’s ‘Taxi Driver’
05.07.2012
05:05 pm

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Amusing

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Walt Disney
Taxi Driver


 
Here’s a truly bizarre mash-up of Taxi Driver and some Walt Disney cartoons. It’s a tad too long for my tastes, but the execution is great. I also had a bit of a chuckle when Cybill Shepherd’s character walks out of the movie theater. 
 

 
Via Nerdcore

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Robert De Niro’s real taxicab driver’s license from 1975
01.12.2012
09:01 am

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History
Movies

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Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro
Cabs


 
Apparently, in order to get into character for the film Taxi Driver, Robert De Niro obtained his own hack license and would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City.
 
(via Retronaut)

 

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
If Woody Allen had made ‘Taxi Driver’

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Woody Allen’s dialog from Hannah and Her Sisters almost fits perfectly into this scene from Taxi Driver, with Robert De Niro and Cybill Shepherd. It works so well that it even presages what we know happens in Martin Scorsese’s film

“A week ago I bought a rifle. If I had a tumor, I was gonna kill myself. The thing that might’ve stopped me: My parents would be devastated. I would’ve had to shoot them also.
And my aunt and uncle….It would have been a bloodbath…

...I need answers. Otherwise, I’m gonna do something drastic.”

Now if only the Three Stooges had made Goodfellas.
 

 
Previously on DM:

James Coco: Overt hostility disguised as comedy disguised as overt hostility


 
Bonus clip, Rick Moranis spoofs Dick Cavett and Woody Allen in ‘Taxi Driver’, after the jump..
 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion