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Previously unseen photographs from Scorsese's masterpiece

Taxi Driver has long been regarded as a cinematic milestone, and Robert DeNiro’s portrait of a trigger-happy psychopath with a mohawk is widely believed to be one of the greatest performances ever filmed. Time magazine includes the film in its list of 100 Greatest Movies, saying: "The power of Scorsese’s filmmaking grows ever more punishing with the passage of time."

Steve Schapiro—whose photographs were featured in TASCHEN’s Godfather Family Album—was the special photographer on the set of Taxi Driver, capturing the film’s most intense and violent moments from behind the scenes. This book—more than a film still book but a pure photo book on its own—features hundreds of unseen images selected from Schapiro’s archives, painting a chilling portrait of a deranged gunman in the angry climate of the post-Vietnam era.

Foreword by Martin Scorsese!

This edition is limited to 1,000 copies, numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro. Also available in two Art Editions of 100 copies each, with a signed and numbered original photographic print.
The photographer:
Steve Schapiro is a distinguished journalistic photographer whose pictures have graced the covers of Vanity Fair, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, Look, Paris Match, and People, and are found in many museum collections. He has published five books of his work, American Edge, Schapiro's Heroes, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver and Then and Now. In Hollywood he has worked on more than 200 motion pictures; his most famous film posters are for Midnight Cowboy, Taxi Driver, Parenthood, and The Godfather Part III.

The editor:
Paul Duncan has edited 50 film books for TASCHEN, including the award-winning The Ingmar Bergman Archives, and authored Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series.
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
  • Reviews
“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
  • See also
Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver, Art Edition B (Collector's Edition)
Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver, Art Edition B
Archival pigment print, 8 x 12 in. on 11 x 14 in. paper, hardcover volume, leather-bound with embossing, in clamshell box, 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
  • Videos
Steve Schapiro: on the set of Taxi Driver
Steve Schapiro talks about his experience as a special photographer on the set of Taxi Driver., November 17, 2010. (c) Steve Schapiro and Alex Healey