Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed
Meet Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, sort of...
Henry Cavill Exits Stratton
Simon West's action-thriller needs a new lead
Will Forte Signs Up For Keanu
Joining forces with Key & Peele and Method Man
Joe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptation
New Ant-Man Poster Dodges Bullets Online
Heroes don't get any bigger
Exclusive Point Break Featurette
Meet the daredevils behind the movie's scenes
Vin Diesel Teases New York As Fast & Furious 8's Main Locale
Big trouble in the Big Apple?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 May 2015
Keanu Reeves Gets Terrorised In New Knock Knock Trailer
Eli Roth's home invasion horror gets a promo
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
John Wick (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Life Itself (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Wolf Of Wall Street (2014)
Empire Star Rating
47 Ronin (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Side By Side (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Martin Scorsese Talks Taxi Driver
Deleted snippet from Side By Side

03 May 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

Here's an interesting little anecdote for any fans of Taxi Driver out there: Martin Scorsese was so keen to get the film made that he considered shooting on black-and-white video when he had trouble raising the money to film on, er, film, as he reveals in this deleted scene from filmmaking documentary Side By Side.

 

It's hard to imagine the film in black-and-white now, given how far its sunk into the fabric of our collective imagination, but perhaps the result could have been a little like Scorsese's slightly later classic, Raging Bull. The only problem would be that shooting on '70s video stock might have left us with a rather grainier version of the drama that might not have survived as well.

Side By Side, of course, is the recent documentary that quizzes top directors and cinematographers on their preferences in film or digital filmmaking to examine the state of the industry in this time of flux. James Cameron, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, George Lucas and more. Christopher Kenneally directs, with Keanu Reeves producing and interviewing some of the subjects. It's out on DVD on May 13, so keep an eye out then if you're interested in where the industry is and where it's going.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

First Teaser Poster For Nymphomaniac
Von Trier loves punctuation
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

"Taxi Driver - Five Obstructions"
Wonder what happened to the Scorsese/Trier remake of "Taxi Driver". More

Posted by Peter Becher at 10:34 on 03 May 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)