Friday, October 19, 2007

Iconic Movie Photos: Taxi Driver and Scarface

The movie Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was released in 1976, and has been considered one of the most influential movies of all time. This still is taken from the movie, and shows the main character, Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), who is currently sinking into insanity, buying guns, and training himself to be a killing machine. In this iconic scene in movie history, Travis is demonstrating his loneliness and instability when he looks into his mirror after drawing his gun a few times for practice, and says one of the most known lines in movie history. "Are you talkin' to me?"

This is a picture that shows Al Pacino saying an even more well known movie line, maybe the most well known and overly, poorly, distastefully imitated line from Scarface, 1983, "Say hello to my little friend!" I saw this movie two years ago for the first time two years ago and loved it. Although, I get sick of every tv show and comedy movie ever made somehow incorporating that line into the plot of their stories- the definition of butchering. I saw at least 10 parodies before i actually saw the movie! Nevertheless, that last scene in Scarface is still one of my favorite scenes of all time, and that photo is synonamous with the bloodbath that follows Tony Montana's famous line.

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