Tuesday, July 05, 2011
The new print of Martin Scorsese’s feature film Taxi Driver has gone global for the 35th anniversary and you can catch it at the New Zealand International Film Festival. In the run-up to the launch, Columbia Pictures released some memorabilia from the movie, including the driver's licence Robert De Niro used when playing the role of Travis (you talking to me?) Bickle - and here it is.
One of our own artists was a number one Scorsese fan and could in fact recite the entire Jake LaMotta dressing room speech from Raging Bull. We’re talking about Julian Dashper. In his early days a taxi driver himself, he took the name Travis as his nom de taxi - as you can see.