Season 1 Episode 1 – Taxi Driver (1976)
Dan and Marie explore the films which were nominated in the Oscar Best Picture category and which could possibly have won … but didn’t.
We take it in turns to pick a film, then discuss whether we think things have changed for that movie now, or if the original decision still stands; was it a deserving winner, or something only of its time?
Marie got the ball rolling this time around and selected 1976’s Taxi Driver, Martin Scorsese’s delve into the mind of a psychopathic Travis Bickle, who is hell-bent on cleaning up the mess and scum of New York City all on his own, and in doing so saving a young Jodie Foster from a life on the streets. What a hero.
Join us to see whether we can reach any kind of agreement with the 49th Academy Awards, which handed over the Best Picture award to one of Dan’s favourite films – Rocky! Dan also name drops a couple of celebrity meet ups he’s had in the past, which may or may not have influenced his thoughts.
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Theme music specially composed and played for us by Martha O’Sullivan.
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