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  • Daniel B.
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    Which film directed by Martin Scorsese do you think was most snubbed for a Best Director nomination at the Oscars?

    I tried to include his best-received films, but could only include 10 options, so I left off Who’s That Knocking at My Door, Boxcar Bertha, Kundun, and Bringing Out the Dead

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    Beau S.
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    Taxi Driver. I expect it to win this poll in a landslide.

    Shoutout to Cape Fear – a film I really enjoy.

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    Renaton
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    I voted for Taxi Driver, but now I wish I have voted for After Hours, as I actually love that one more and only saw it after I had voted.

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    benbraddock
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    Taxi Driver   followed by The Age Of Innocence  ……

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    Riley
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    I voted for Taxi Driver, but now I wish I have voted for After Hours, as I actually love that one more and only saw it after I had voted.

    I have not seen either, so I just voted for After Hours for you.

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    Renaton
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    Ah, that’s so nice of you!

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    Daniel B.
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    I voted for Taxi Driver, the sore thumb among his films that should have been nominated, even if I personally prefer The King of Comedy and Mean Streets more.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Taxi Driver is definitely going to win this poll. Because that was clear, I voted for Shutter Island because it would be my second choice. I think that it was so unlike his other films, and it was the first of his post-Oscar win films where he showed his great range.

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    KT
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    Taxi Driver is a directing masterpiece, probably my favorite Scorsese movie too.  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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    JayDF
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    TAXI DRIVER for sure, even though ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE is a major favorite.  Had TAXI DRIVER been considered to much of a sure thing in this poll, Alice would get my vote with strong consideration for The King of Comedy, Mean Streets & After Hours.

    The last 4 listed I wouldn’t consider for a second (even thoug I do really like Cape Fear)…or New York, New York for that matter. 

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    Icky
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    The King of Comedy followed by After Hours. I appreciate Taxi Driver and he deserved a nod, but it’s more a product of its time movie, a relic.

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    rrekydoc
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    Mean Streets is my favorite Scorsese film, but Taxi Driver was easily the best directed of this bunch.

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