The Coffee Table Book

Taxi Driver

Here's a photographic ode to the film you've used in conversation whenever you've needed to sound smart. 

If you're like any normal human being you have two favourite films. One actual favourite film and one favourite film you tell people when asked that question. Taxi Driver is usually the latter, the kind of film you can use the phrase 'it's a meditation on…' without sounding like an utter twerp. And now you can show your love for this film in coffee table book form.

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Made by TASCHEN, this book showcases a host of previously unseen photographs from photographer Steve Schapiro, shedding light on your favourite film. Schapiro was the photographer on set for Taxi Driver, capturing all the moments behind the scenes.

Prior to the film he'd worked for the likes of Time, Sports Illustrated and Vanity Fair, and produced film posters for Midnight Cowboy, Godfather Part 3 (Don't blame him for the quality of the film) and, of course, Taxi Driver.  There's also a foreword by Martin Scorcese, which is nice. Get this, memorise it, and become amazing at pretending that Tim Burton's Batman isn't actually your favourite film.

taschen.com | £44.99

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