One of the signature films of New Hollywood, Martin Scorsese’s TAXI DRIVER (1976) was both shocking and prescient. In our Spielberg Theatre, Visual Consultant Thomas Ethan Harris reveals the cinematic techniques that give Scorsese’s dark masterpiece its remarkable power.
Sean Connery’s character in THE ROCK is named John Patrick Mason, but his grey-haired heroics could just as easily be those of James Bond in NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN. Observe the connections between the characters when you see both films back-to-back!
Family and friends of the late writer-producer Stanley Rubin will gather to celebrate a wonderful gentleman who was a great friend of the American Cinematheque and an important figure in Hollywood history. A screening of one of his favorite films, THE NARROW MARGIN, and a reception will follow.
Martin Scorsese's GOODFELLAS was based upon the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi; the screenplay for MY BLUE HEAVEN was written by Pileggi's wife, Nora Ephron. Much of the research for both works was done in the same sessions with New York mobster Henry Hill, whose life both movies are based upon. As a result, MY BLUE HEAVEN plays out as a kind of comedic sequel to GOODFELLAS - though GOODFELLAS was released one month later!