FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep. 80 – You Talkin’ to Me? (My Favorite Film #2 – w/Special Guest HEADCASE)

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Well who else are you talkin’ to? I’m the only one here!

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend in style with the latest episode of YOUR favorite movie podcast, FORCED PERSPECTIVE! Join SportsGuy515 and Adolfo, along with special guest HEADCASE, as they add another entry into their MY FAVORITE FILM series with a discussion of Headcase’s favorite film – celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary this year – Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. PLUS:

-A film that many people profoundly misunderstand

-The “socially irresponsible” aspect of the original script that had to be changed

-Why Taxi Driver is still embraced after 40 years

-New York in the 1970s…simply fascinating

-Adolfo wants to know why they even sell CANDY at the porn theater

-A possible misprint on the Taxi Driver Criterion Collection commentary track – was it really recorded in 1986?

-Travis Bickle – “the walking contradiction”

-Filmmaker interpretations vs. audience interpretations

-Bernard Hermann’s score – a hint of romance among hell on Earth

-Betsy and Iris – the Madonna/Whore syndrome

-The greatness of the climactic shootout

-Did the final scene really happen?

-The very weird disclaimer on some TV airings of the film

-The legacy of Taxi Driver

-…and MORE!

OVER 90 MINUTES OF TAXI DRIVER TALK!! GRAB YOUR BAG OF CHUCKLES AND A CUP OF ROYAL CROWN COLA AND DOWNLOAD STREAM NOW!!!


A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to Headcase for allowing the use of the track Taxi Driver off of his album LUNATIC FRINGE: A SELF PORTRAIT (available on Amazon and ITunes now).


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SportsGuy515

SportsGuy515

Cinephile extraordinaire, a budding filmmaker, and host of Forced Perspective. A resident of NY/NJ, he spends most of his time looking for new movies to watch and learning the craft of filmmaking. You’ve probably also seen him hanging around Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium at some point. If you see him approach your movie theater, be sure to let him in – he’s the guy in the Yankees cap!
SportsGuy515

About SportsGuy515

Cinephile extraordinaire, a budding filmmaker, and host of Forced Perspective. A resident of NY/NJ, he spends most of his time looking for new movies to watch and learning the craft of filmmaking. You’ve probably also seen him hanging around Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium at some point. If you see him approach your movie theater, be sure to let him in – he’s the guy in the Yankees cap!
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