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Lincoln - Fetching Pictures <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 5 May 1996 22:31:34 GMT
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On Wed, 1 May 1996 21:55:10 -0500, Jerry Johnson
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>I think "Taxi Driver" has far more in common with John Ford's "The
>Searchers" than with "King Kong" ("The Searchers" is Scorsese's all-time
>favorite film).
actually, i've heard scorsese refer to "the red shoes" (archers) as
his fave film; searchers as his fave  western and one of his fave
films. not that this matters.
>I would even argue that "The Searchers" is more twisted
>and subversive than "Taxi Driver."  You have John Wayne, all-American hero,
>who develops a morbid obsession/romantic fixation  with an adolescent girl
>in the grip of "savages." (Keitel in "TD" is Scar).
more interesting to me is kietel's character's (in "who's that knockin
at my door" (my fave scorsese film) obssession with the searches and
"scar" (the character in searchers). i think that by far "knockin" is
scorsese's tribute to searchers, but that's a whole diff theory..
however, i'm curious as to your "romantic fixation" comment. how did
this come about? i haven't seen the film in quite some time but i
don't remember such a thing. i remember that the kid with wayne was
romantically involved and i remember wayne wanting to shoot the girl,
but no romance on his part. did i miss something, or have i forgotten
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