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Scorsese Storyboards in Taxi Driver Documentary

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David Echo, Aug 24, 2001.

  1. David Echo

    David Echo Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey All,
    Just finished watching the excellent "Making of" Taxi Driver documentary on the SE dvd and wanted to see if anyone else found the Scorsese drawn storyboards that are show in it as gut-bustingly hilarious as I did.
    There is something so marvelous about his simply rendered blueprints for what is surely one of the most memorable and influencial shoot-outs in film history. They way he includes blood gushing everywhere in red ink was the capper. So child-like and terrifying at the same time.
    Those alone made the disc worth picking up.
    So did they amuse anyone else or do I belong in the cell right between Travis Bickle and Hannibal Lecter?
    Dave
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  2. Lannie Lorence

    Lannie Lorence Stunt Coordinator

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    I believe this is a technique to easily highlight to the crew that there is a special blood effect involved. A quick glance at the storyboard informs the special effects crew that they will be needed for a certain shot.
     
  3. paul o'donnell

    paul o'donnell Second Unit

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    Yeah the simplicity is great. Just like something I would draw [​IMG] Dunno about hillarious, just very cool.
    Now funny is Sam Raimi's board for the Evil Dead 2 "evil hand" sequence. Great drawing.
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