August 30, 2019
Martin Scorsese knew he had something special when he read Paul Schrader’s “Taxi Driver” script. So, how did he direct it so masterfully? And what can he teach you?
Martin Scorsese is one of our most heralded living directors. He’s been creating films since the late 1960s, but really broke out after 1976’s Taxi Driver. It was an angry movie about trying to cleanse society and the angst of a young man. It was a breakout hit and has since been talked about as one of the greatest directorial achievements of all time.
In this video, The Director’s Cut culls interviews Scorsese has given over the years to find some of his best insight into what it took to direct the 70s classic. Check it out below, and then let’s get into our favorite tips afterward.