Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver with live performance by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Bernard Herrmann’s glorious last film score which provides an eloquent, nightmarish texture to Scorsese’s hellish portrait of 70s Manhattan.
Very few artists make a contribution to their form as uniquely significant as the one Martin Scorsese has made to cinema.
Set against a lurid cinematic vision of New York, DeNiro’s Travis Bickle is the taxi driver who becomes lost, isolated and alienated as he struggles to connect with the city he can’t understand. Bernard Herrmann’s score brings together old and new Hollywood, with brooding, shifting chords, an ominous drum beat, a soaring saxophone melody. Herrmann’s glorious last film score, delivered the night before he died, provides an eloquent, nightmarish texture to Scorsese’s hellish portrait of 70s Manhattan.
Suitable for persons aged 18 or older.
Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in association with Sony Pictures, Park Circus, Southbank Centre and the British Film Institute.
Duration 113 minutes. Please note: this will be performed without interval.
Score reproduced by kind permission of the Bernard Herrmann Estate
Original Theatrical Date: February 08, 1976 (USA)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Paul Schrader
Music: Bernhard Herrmann
Robert De Niro Travis Bickle
Jodie Foster Iris
Cybill Shepherd Betsy
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