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    KT
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    Taxi Driver is a directing masterpiece, probably my favorite Scorsese movie too.  (Thelma must be jealous as hell she didn’t cut this film)  It captures the magic of cinema as an art form: long shots, perfectly staged scenes, innovative camerawork, inspired use of music, and a legendary lead performance for all times.  It evokes a very particular time period and is a classic of American film.  I love so many moments, the quiet moments the great films have, a mediation on humanity; the scene with Scorsese in the back of the cab, the incredible shot of Cybil Shepherd passing Scorsese entering the campaign office, that fleeting moment at the end when DeNiro looks into the car mirror to a jolting sound effect.  I think it’s very deserving of its place among the top films on the Sight and Sound poll and continues to inspire filmmakers today.

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    As much as I appreciate Taxi Driver I’ve always placed it a level behind RB and Goodfellas, which are two of my top ten American movies ever.  

    1. Raging Bull
    2. Goodfellas 
    3. Taxi Driver
    4. Hugo
    5. The Wolf of Wall Street 
    6. The Aviator
    7. The Departed
    8. Gangs of New York 

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