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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I have to say, after 7 stressful, hectic crazy-ass days navigating Comic-Con and edit bay visit, a half-dozen interviews and Southern California traffic I’m starting to see things a little more from a Travis Bickle perspective. Don’t worry, I haven’t shaved my head into a Mohawk or started hanging out with underaged prostitutes, but it did make me want to select today’s BTS pic. In fact, this picture was one of the first I gathered when starting this column. You can’t go wrong with ‘70s Scorsese and De Niro. Take a look (and click to make bigger):

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare, the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic features the lovely Maria taking a breather on set. See ya’ then! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause

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  • July 28, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Im on top of the world!

    by Bruda5000

  • July 28, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese, and Robert De Niro - movie heaven!

  • July 28, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • July 28, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    A reminder of what a great actor DeNiro once was.

    by rbatty024

    Sometime in the new millennium he decided to cash in, only putting in a few good performances here and there.

  • July 28, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Best Scorsese movie ever

    by Beezbo

    And I don't want to hear otherwise.

  • July 28, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    What a 44 magnum is gonna do to a woman's pussy..

    by UltraTron

    that you should see.

  • July 28, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    time machine, weneed one

    by ChristopherNolan_s_big_cojones

  • July 28, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Best Scorsese movie ever

    by redrain

    Without a doubt!

  • July 28, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    oh, and one more thing

    by redrain


  • July 28, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I think Raging Bull is the duo's best film

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Followed by Goodfellas and then taxi driver, but they are all such different films that besides director and actor, it's impossible to compare them

  • July 28, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

    Grow that shit back, bro.

  • July 28, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Trash...

    by Philvis

    Quint, did y'all ever run a story on IESB founder Robert Sanchez being on the run from the cops for weeks due to allegations of him drugging and raping his step daughter on film? I want the scoop! Apparently the guy is still missing/on the run.

  • July 28, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    You talkin' to me?

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Is Leo Di Marty's new Bobby De?

  • July 28, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with hanging out with underage prostitutes?

    by Royston Lodge

  • July 28, 2010, noon CST

    Pic from Mean Streets please

    by Lone Fox

    This one doesn't seem particularly 'unseen', though that may be due to my Scorsese-fanatical brother. DeNiro talking to Scorsese pics are pretty atypical though.

  • July 28, 2010, noon CST

    Raging Bullwinkle

    by Mundungus

    Raging Bullwinkle always tickled me, check it out if you haven't seen it.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Speaking of IESB

    by I Max U Mini

    They have four new posters from Green Lantern up. Wonder how AICN missed that.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Afterwards, they took a ride around the corner

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Martin Scorsese:"Have you ever seen what a .44 Magnum will do to a woman's pussy? Now that you should see. What a .44 Magnum will do to a woman's pussy that you should see? "» <p> DeNiro: "Yeah Sure let's roll."

  • July 28, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Peter Boyle's speech was one of my favorites

    by ricarleite2

    An overly depressing film, a bit dated on some spots, but DeNiro's at his best.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    And I always wanted to interview Jodie Foster and ask

    by ricarleite2

    as my first question, "...So! Your skinny teenage body almost got the president killed and started World War 3. Any comments on that?", and then just laugh as she gets up and walks away.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    As Ultratron quoted, Scorsese's "Hitchcock" moment

    by skimn

    in the back seat is a hoot. Listening to his hyper verbal rhythms from back then...priceless.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Taxi Driver is superior to Raging Bull

    by Lemure_v2

    Raging Bull - DeNiro's outstanding performance aside - doesn't actually have a plot, leaving the film to be carried along the strength of character. Also, like every Scorcese movie, trimming 40 minutes off it wouldnt have hurt.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Weird to remember that Cybil Shepard costarred

    by skimn

    in that alongside Albert Brooks.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Man, Times Square looked really shitty in that movie

    by Tacom

    Those were the days.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Oh and Bernard Herrmann's last recorded

    by skimn

    score. The man's work with Hitchcock, Harryhausen, Welles, etc. was legend.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Ijnteresting thing about the "you talking to be line"

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    It was stolen from a Twilight Zone episde from 1960, the episode was called something like "nervous man in a 4 dollar room" and the character (a low level mafia thug) says "You talking to me" right into the mirror. Not sure if it was intentionally stolen or if anyone from production has ever mentioned it as an homage, but clearly Taxi driver did not invent the famous line... or even the way it's said since the TZ episode had the character saying it into a mirror as well

  • July 28, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Star Wars didn't invite Good vs Evil either RedBull

    by A G

    But I sure remember it better than most things.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    @ i_max_u_mini

    by KingusKong

    Harry posted those posters under his "green lantern kid" artical yesterday.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Fucking love this movie

    by TheGreatHomsar

    And the "Raging Bull" vs. "Taxi Driver" is always going to come down to a matter of opinion. I'm quite content to say they are both masterpieces. God what I wouldn't give to see that era Scorcese again. I enjoyed The Departed and parts of Gangs of New York tremendously, but they aren't anywhere in the same league as TD or RB.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    taxi driver

    by KingusKong

    One of my top three movies. Cinema brilliance, cool pic too. Did anyone ever notice scorsese kneeling by the entrance to the campaign office? Kinda an easter egg.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    They don't make movies like that anymore.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST


    by I Max U Mini

    Thanks, I saw the kid but missed the posters.

  • July 28, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    As a film nut, I am ashamed to say...

    by WeylandYutani

    that while I appreciate the importance and quality of Taxi Driver, it is not a film I enjoy viewing repeatedly. I have seen it about a half dozen times over the years and while I admire it as an important film to come out of the amazing decade of film production that was the 1970s, I can't say I have ever enjoyed watching it. <P> There are many Scorsese films I love, so I wonder if it has more to do with Schrader, who's directing efforts I find to be hit and miss, but who's writing and subject matter are generally interesting, but always challenging.

  • July 28, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Taxi Driver vs Raging Bull

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    I love taxi driver and in contrast to WeylandYutani I enjoy watching it. But Raging Bull I find a miserable experience through and through.

  • July 28, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    I could not agree more. I would never say it's a bad film, but I just never got what everyone else got out of it.

  • July 28, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Ah the days of coked up Scorsese

    by Sailor Rip

    Look at him. He's got his hand under his shirt. <p> "Bobby if I collapse I hope you know what to do."

  • July 28, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    judge dredds

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Same with RAGING BULL... important film, I grant you. But in repeated viewings... hide the razorblades...

  • July 28, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Scorcese made better films

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Goodfellas is a much better film than Taxi Driver. And is a joy for repeated viewings. I've seen it twenty times from beginning to end. I've only seen Taxi Driver four times.

  • July 28, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Sucker Punch trailer

    by chadiwack


  • July 28, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Goodfellas is a MUCH better film than Taxi Driver

    by SmokingRobot

    But TD had a classic Bernard Herrmann score.

  • July 28, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Scorceses continual theme in his films

    by MAD_MIKE

    is the downward spiral that his lead characters go through. Every single one of his films follows that one thread. Taxi Driver - Travis loses his sanity only to emerge as a hero Raging Bull - Lamotta went from world champion to a drunk abuser who lost all credibility GoodFellas - Liotta's character succumbs to cocaine addiction and loses everything Casino- Deniro's character loses everything rather systematically. Bringing out the Dead - Frank is losing nis humanity due to all that his job exposed him to. Departed Dealt with it bith with Jacks character and with Damon's character. All of them have the similar underlying theme. I would post the rest but need to give some thought to it first.

  • July 28, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    What a great film.

    by Mr Gorilla

    Wow. & let's just take our hats off to Scorsese - - for me every film he makes is an event. I was at university in the early 90s (the VHS years!) and we used to watch TAXI DRIVER, RAGING BULL, and GOODFELLAS again and again, hypnotised. And they were meaty films, we'd really talk about them, not just get off on them. You know, if the guy above who says TAXI DRIVER is over-rated by pretentious fanboys could have just seen the love for that film... man, I'm sorry you're missing out. What's your poison, then, sir? (Hey, by the way, let's all give KING OF COMEDY some love too! And AFTER HOURS while we're at it.)

  • July 28, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    THE_CHOPPAH, Taxi Driver was a classic long before AICN

    by MattmanReturns

    But, I suspect you don't care about the facts, as you're simply trolling.

  • July 28, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Cash Cab 1970 style.

    by RPLocke

  • July 28, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Goddfellas is Scorsese's most accessable film

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    by which i mean it's the one film in his catelog that can be watched over and over again. Raging bull is great, but it's a duty to watch, same with taxi driver, they are more of a once a year type film, but i could watche goodfellas once a week and not tire of it. His new films are also alot to handle, shutter island was great, but i have no need to return to it any time soon

  • July 28, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Hey, I'm not Square!...

    by GroolDemon're the one that's square. Your full of shit, man. What are you talking about? You walk out with those fuckin' creeps and low-lifes and degenerates out on the streets and you sell your little pussy for peanuts? For some low-life pimp who stands in the hall? AND I'M SQUARE? You're the one that's square, man. I don't go screwing fuck with a bunch of killers and junkies like you do. You call that bein' hip? What world are you from?

  • July 28, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    I wonder what they are talking about?

    by GroolDemon

    Deniro has this look on his face like he's kind of annoyed like he has something he needs to get done. Maybe he has to go wash the cum and blood off the back seat or something and Marty is just getting in the fuckin' way.

  • July 28, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Taxi Driver, along with King of Comedy, are two films

    by ricarleite2

    that can make me physically ill, but in a good way - specially Taxi Driver. It's depressing and bleak and awkward as hell... King of Comedy is mostly just awkward.

  • July 28, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Justin Timberlake IS Travis Bickle at Taxi Driver 3D

    by ricarleite2

    "No. No I don't."

  • July 28, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    That pic..I had that up on my wall as a teen.

    by brock landers baby

    Both at the top of their game.

  • July 28, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Scorsese's "See that nigger" scene

    by Anything But Tangerines

    always pulls me right out of the film. very disturbing that great directors like he and Tarantino have an obsession with wanting to be racist on screen in their own films, thinking it's super-edgy but it's just creepy and disgusting

  • July 28, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    why is Harry Shearer in that photo?

    by sambafreak13

  • July 28, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Taxi Driver>Raging Bull

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Raging Bull is basically an asshole who acts assholish and at the end "woops sorry bout that folks", although technically it was pretty good especailyl how the only color was through olds chool cameras and the fight scenes.

  • July 28, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Dont forget Casino

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    A movie so ridiculously over the top, Pesci has a more meaty character than his 1 note psycho of Goodfellas and every scene with him here is comedy gold.

  • July 28, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    TAXI DRIVER Is Scorcese's Best Movie, Hands Down

    by LaserPants

    Yeah RAGING BULL is great, but it can't touch TAXI DRIVER.

  • July 28, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    One legitimate criticism of 1970s cinema

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Tangerine's post up there reminded me of one objective critique of 1970s cinema, the period which is seen by many as the best and most favorite period of cinema (for me its the 60s), yes it was a time for more creativity with more ideas as opposed to the older studio system era, however it does have its shortcomings in that since now pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was ok, the violence, sex, profanity was overdone where it didnt add to story but seemed more like exploitation wtih filmmakers doing it for the sake of the ability to do it, sort of a splurge after years of not being allowed to, this basically translates to a teenager or someone becoming of legal age and splurging on loads of vices. It's purey for shock value and ages badly, a character saying fuck every minute back then might have been seen as "this is so cool and daring and better than the old hokey studio movies of before!", and Scorsese was one of these pioneers, nowadays its not really cool just distasteful. All of the greatest movies are that way not because of violence, sex, profanity. Godfather 1 and 2 for example have beautiful characterization, mythical storlines that will forever transcend time, all the best 70s movies are so for the exact same reasons why the best pre-70s movies are looked as best. And i mentioned that 60s is my favorite, that decade had that bit of creativitiy (although not at the level of 70s cinema) while at the same time retaining its class without resorting to cheap shock tricks generally speaking.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by subfreq

    The most over rated film of all time.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    TSC Re:Casino

    by skimn

    Even the violence is over-the-top. A head in the vice till the eye pops out of its socket? And ya gotta love a movie where Scorsese casts Don Rickles AND Joe Bob Briggs. I can understand where Goodfellas is his most accessable. We follow Henry Hill, who is basically a likable guy, as he climbs the criminal ladder, and we can relate to him, if even to a degree. Travis Bickle and Jake La Motta are such damaged people that we view them almost clinically.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    I hate to agree, but.......

    by gooseud

    I'm going to have to agree that I find Taxi Driver and Raging Bull to be films that are much easier to respect in a clinical fashion then actually enjoy. I'm not trying to troll, clearly the films are very accomplished, and should be viewed at least once by anyone with an interest in cinema history. However, I personally have fulfilled that duty and have no real desire to see either of them again anytime soon.

  • July 28, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    When I hear TAXI DRIVER I think TONY DANZA.

    by Tigger Tales

    Not Robert DeNiro.

  • July 28, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Off topic, but did anyone see Louie last night?

    by skimn

    "Its the Godfather, but two years from now, and its all Jewish!" Maybe I mention Louie , because its filmed in New York, but real New York, not movie or Woody Allen New York.

  • July 28, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Odd one out here

    by SpaceHerpie

    While I think Taxi Driver is Scorsese's best and most perfect film, Bringing Out the Dead is my favorite to watch. The role Cage was born to play. I actually like him in this movie.

  • July 28, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Uhhhh, Martin Scores-Easy...?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    It's tough for ME to score.

  • July 28, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    You can't write a coherent sentence

    by skimn

    and Scorsese's a hack?

  • July 28, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Yea! We get a behind the scenes pic from Metropolis tomorrow?

    by Sith Witch

    Save the children, Maria!

  • July 28, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    "you sell your little pussy for peanuts."

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 28, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I feel like such a nerd...

    by Jackie Boy

    For knowing the actual quote is "scum off the streets," but something about the word, as opposed to trash, makes it seem so much, I don't know, dirtier. I always go back and forth between this and Raging Bull, too- not just as Scorsese's best, but my personal favorite. Earlier, Anything But Tangerines pointed out the "Dead Nigger Storage" and Scorsese's cameo connection, which is an interesting point, but I remember reading or seeing in an interview (I think it was the Scorsese on Scorsese feature that ran on TCM, actually) that Marty only filled in after the scene's original actor couldn't shoot it, for whatever reason. That still leaves the question about Tarantino, however, who was working from his own script and had probably written the part knowing it would be his cameo.

  • July 28, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Great film

    by ObiBen

    But somehow I prefer Goodfellas.

  • July 28, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Tarantino's Pulp Fiction scene was written for Steve Buscemi

    by natecore

    but he passed b/c of prior commitments and thats why he only appeared as Jack Rabbit Slim's Buddy Holly waitor. Thats at least the story the 2 disk DVD told me.

  • July 29, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Thanks Quint

    by UrbanSamurai

    Taxi Driver is my absolute favourite movie. Acting, directing, music, editing, camera, everything is flawless. De Niro is an absolute beast in this one!!

  • July 29, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    no ones gonna defend the 70s against my attack?

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    no savage curtain.

  • July 29, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Scorps, you didn't really attack the 70s.

    by ColonelFatheart

    You made a valid criticism based on personal taste. It's clear Hollywood was blowing a long-delayed load with the more extreme depictions of sex and violence in the late 60s/early 70s, but, for the most part, it felt real, it felt natural. <p>As for excessive profanity or whatever today, it only feels distasteful because, really, Hollywood screenwriters aren't as adept at writing natural-sounding dialogue as the mainstream writers were in the 1970s.

  • July 29, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST


    by skimn

    Your post beat me to it. Films like The Wild Bunch, Bonnie & Clyde, Who's Afraid Of Viginia Woolf, and I Am Curious Yellow (released in 1967!)helped bridge the gap between the '60s and '70s. And the European influence persuaded directors to use their personal vision (as opposed to the studios) to guide their films. Lets use this as an example: '60s Coppola, Finian's Rainbow/'70s Coppola The Godfathers, The Conversation, Apocolypse Now.

  • July 29, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST truly are an idiot...

    by iwasredempted

  • July 29, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    i usually don't like calling people out...

    by iwasredempted

    but it had to be said.

  • July 29, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Good show, iwasredempted.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • July 29, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST


    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    I see what you mean, and the movies i was thinking of were mostly from Scorsese, catching a clip of Mean Streets where a character is rattling off fuck like a machinegun and so on. A movie like Texas Chainsaw Massacre though is a masterpiece and it barely even has any gore in it, its that dripping atmosphere and the delapitated rural settings which look so beautiful. I guess i was thinking more on Scorsese's 70s movies. A movie like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly doesnt rely anything on using extremes, no profanity, the violence is stock style of people falling over, and forever transcends time. I agree that writers dont have any clue nowadays, the biggest was how different the dialogue in Predator and Predators felt. Both have plenty of profanity and yet Predator manages to sound like it's adults speaking while in Predators it's just a bunch of teenagers, i mean "want to see something fucked up?" what the heck is that??

  • July 29, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Samuel L Jackson's Favorite

    by paulloch

    who's gonna argue with him. says his favorite scene isn't the are you talking to me. but the one with the tv set, as deniro rocks it back and forth. Jodie's acting at such a young age, only dakota might come close to matching that depth. isn't it about time for porno theaters to make a comeback, with the new 3-d technology avail?