Martin Scorsese Is ‘Still Angry’ About the Color Red Ruining ‘Taxi Driver,’ Says Fran Lebowitz
Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” is widely regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made, but Scorsese still has a bone to pick with his masterpiece.
During an interview with the Los Angeles Times (via NME), Fran Lebowitz revealed that Scorsese often griped about “Taxi Driver” during the making of their Netflix documentary series “Pretend It’s a City.” Why does “Taxi Driver” agitate Scorsese so much? The color red.“What takes long with Marty is the editing, because Marty never feels finished,” Lebowitz said.
“I guarantee you if they had not taken it away from him, he would still be editing ‘Taxi Driver.’ He’s still angry.
He said to me numerous times: ‘You know what ruins “Taxi Driver”? The color red.
The studio wouldn’t give me enough money to correct the color red, and that’s why it’s horrible.’ I say, ‘You know what’s wrong with “Taxi Driver,
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