2 Nov
Hundreds of never-before-seen photos from legendary film

Making the leap from the big screen to the big pages of a Taschen coffee table book is the legendary 1976 film Taxi Driver. One of Martin Scorsese’s all time classics, the movie is set in post-Vietnam War New York City and of course follows the exploits of one Travis Bickle — a confused trigger-happy vigilante who’s intentions are good, but are carried out with a psychopath’s diligence. Steve Schapiro was the official photographer on set, and the book Taxi Driver features more than 200 of his never-before-seen photos, lending the reader an intimate peak behind the curtain of a film Time magazine includes in its list of 100 Greatest Movies of All Time. Images include a young Robert DeNiro practicing lines, discussing tactics with Scorsese and filming immortal scenes with co-stars Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd. This book is a necessity for any fan of the Academy Award winning film, available through TASCHEN for $700. Featuring a foreword by Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver is limited to 1,000 copies, all numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro. There are also two Art Editions available with only 100 copies each, with a signed and numbered original photographic print. Not exactly pocket change, but for cinephiles worth every last dollar.

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