Monday, November 7, 2011

Through the Lens: Chloe Moretz & Keanu Reeves in "Taxi Driver"

Chloe Moretz in the Jodie Foster role and Keanu Reeves does De Niro in a re-enactment of a scene from Taxi Driver.  Photo by Jason Schmidt.

Harper's Bazaar recently collaborated with Martin Scorsese to recreate memorable scenes from his films.  I liked the Taxi Driver photos the best, though there are a few other good ones, including Kate Bosworth in Age of Innocence and Jack Huston and Christina Hendricks in Gangs of New York.

Foster, who was 13 at the time they filmed the movie, recalls for Bazaar her memories from the set:
When we were shooting Taxi Driver, I think Marty was really uncomfortable with the fact that I was so young. The memory I have is of him and Robert De Niro trying to tell me how to unzip [De Niro's] pants. And Marty keeps bursting out laughing. He can't get a word out, and he tries to act serious, you know? He keeps smoothing down his face on both sides, but he just keeps laughing. And then De Niro decides he's going to take over because he can do it. (source)

Jodie Foster and Robert DeNiro from Taxi Driver, 1976
 
 Chloe Moretz channeling Jodie Foster as the child prostitute Iris

See the rest of the photos here.

Photo Sources:
Harper's Bazaar

Lolita Diaries

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