“The scene where Travis Bickle is talking to himself in the mirror was completely ad-libbed by Robert De Niro. The screenplay details just said, “Travis looks in the mirror.” Martin Scorsese claims that he got the inspiration for the scene from Marlon Brando mouthing words in front of a mirror in Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)”

Taxi Driver (1976) dir. Martin Scorsese


doing a updated top 30  (since it been a couple months) 

 Top 10 

1. A bronx tale 

2. Taxi driver 

3. Fight Club 

4. La Haine 

5. Breathless 

6. Goodfellas 

7.  The Wackness 

8. Oldboy 

9.  The Godfather  pt.2 

10 . Drive 

Grey’s 13x11: Grey-Sloan High School?

There are a thousand reasons why I love Grey’s. One of them is lying in bed with the flu, feeling miserable, then watching a guy who’s face came off due to some interaction with a skate - I feel sooo much better now!

All jokes aside: great episode. Lots of things going on, most of them being actually interesting. I had a good feeling about Eliza - both character and storyline - and this ep didn’t prove me wrong. Not that the immature behavior of the attendings isn’t annoying (and quite unrealistic), but that’s all part of the story that might be as predictable of the taxidriver’s carcrash but nevertheless entertaining.
The childish behavior of the navi-blues aside: I like how Bailey stands up for the residents (I’m pretending she wasn’t just talking about Ms. Avery in her final speech), for they are people too. *pumps fist in the air*

I loved the Arizona - no wait: Dr. Robbins! - medical story this episode, especially after last week where they lost a lot of opportunities to show her as the pro she is. Also liked her little roommate moment with DeLuca, who (based on his reaction) never seemed to have wanted Alex in jail - picking up garbage would do? - and is probably already on his way to reject his claim by now. 

So Alex, get out of bed, put on your scrubs and join your classmates on the playground of the hospital. Oh and don’t forget to shake hands with DeLuca.

And then Amelia. Oh Amelia, how I love you… But enough is enough! Always, always running away, for problems that aren’t even there to begin with. It’s getting old. It’s getting childish (which makes sense, scrub-color wise). Just go home now. Just be happy. It’s really not that difficult. 

Violent incidents in Paris as taxi-drivers take on Uber
Angry Parisian taxi-drivers overturned cars and blocked access to airports and railway stations today in a protest against competition from unlicenced Uber cars.

Riot police used tear gas and baton charges to disperse taxi-drivers who briefly blocked the Paris ring road with burning tyres. Suspected Uber cars were pelted with missiles or overturned. One taxi-driver was taken to hospital after being run-over.

Two days after protests by ferry workers blocked the port of Calais and the |Channel Tunnel, the protest brought misery to travellers trying to reach both Paris airports and the Gare du Nord, the railway terminus for London and northern Europe.

Some passengers, including families with small children, abandoned cars and walked along motorway hard shoulders to try to reach Charles de Gaulle airport in time for their flights.