Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver - Reviews

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“Still searching for that perfect gift for your brother-in-law or a persnickety client? Coffee-table books might fit the bill, what with that suitable heft and an undeniable quotient of cool... For the hard-core Robert De Niro or Martin Scorsese fan: TASCHEN commemorates the 1976 landmark film with rare set photos snapped by Steve Schapiro, though the shades of crimson blood in this large-format book may not exactly evoke that holiday spirit.”— Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, United States
“With the onslaught of e-readers, physical books are on the slow boat to extinction. On the flip side, they are also becoming incredibly collectible works of art (listen up, Art Basel). The point was illustrated last week at a book launch for Taxi Driver: Photographs by Steve Schapiro at the TASCHEN Store Beverly Hills.”— wsj.com, United States
“With hundreds of unseen on-set photographs from Martin Scorsese’s 1976 masterpiece – as well as interviews and articles from the period - Schapiro’s book is a unique window on the making of a classic.”— Mail on Sunday, London, United Kingdom
“Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver is probably, nay definitely, one of the most iconic films of all time. It set a precedent for late twentieth century cinematography and portrayal of psychopathy. Yeah, this book’s got all the bits you know, but it also has a bunch of never-before-seen images that take you a whole lot further down the rabbit hole.”— Dazed Digital, London, United Kingdom
“A stunning selection of unseen images taken on the set of this seminal film. ... With Taxi Driver (the book) Schapiro offers a narrative that stretches far beyond the film and stands as a pure photo book in its own right. Featuring 100s of images selected from his archives, they capture the vigor and anger of the movie with utterly captivating results.”— The Crack Magazine, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
“Legendary photographer Steve Schapiro was on set of Taxi Driver with Martin Scorsese and Robert de Niro back in 1976, and his gorgeous black-and-white pictures are now out in a new book (£450, but it's a thing of beauty and will be a joy forever).”— empireonline.com, London, United Kingdom
“Taxi Driver gets the TASCHEN treatment. TASCHEN have created a huge book reproducing hundreds of these photos to a very high quality…for fans of the movie, this book is the next best thing to actually travelling back in time to the film shoot in New York in 1975.”— Cinema Retro, London, United Kingdom
“A beautiful book from TASCHEN (do they make any other kind?) that celebrates behind-the-scenes photographs taken during the filming of Scorsese’s legendary film and a foreword by the great director himself.”— Esquire, London, United Kingdom
“Jodie Foster’s body double, Robert DeNiro’s “mohawk” skin cap continuity, and the true reds of the rampaging finale that had to be desaturated for the censors — photographer Steve Schapiro captured all those precious bits in (TASCHEN’s) Taxi Driver that Scorsese buffs hold dear to their hearts.”— flavorpill.com
“Admirers of Taxi Driver can now revisit its pleasures (and traumas) in a splendidly produced TASCHEN book featuring on-set photographs by longtime photojournalist Steve Schapiro… …The book’s most stunning material comes near the end, where images from the film’s climatic bloodbath virtually leap off the page… I’ve been looking at movie photo books for decades, and few have so consistently displayed the properties that Schapiro considers the essential elements of a first-rate image…Scorsese’s nasty masterpiece is a movie for the ages, and Schapiro’s tribute is a must-see for anyone with a serious eye for modern American cinema.”— Movie Maker Magazine, Los Angeles, United States
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Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver (Collector's Edition)

Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver

Steve Schapiro, Paul Duncan
Hardcover in clamshell box, 11.4 x 17.3 in., 328 pages
$ 1,500
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
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Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver, Art Edition B (Collector's Edition)
Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver, Art Edition B
Hardcover in clamshell box with print in portfolio, 11.4 x 17.3 in., 328 pages
$ 2,500
Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver (Jumbo)
Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver
Hardcover, 9.7 x 14.7 in., 400 pages
$ 69.99
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Steve Schapiro: on the set of Taxi Driver
Steve Schapiro talks about his experience as a special photographer on the set of Taxi Driver. Guardian.co.uk, November 17, 2010. (c) Steve Schapiro and Alex Healey