I have been thinking about Martin Scorsese‘s Taxi Driver for a while now, since I saw it last. I was really impressed by the way filmmakers moved about the city. Many elements, from Bernard Herrmann‘s score to the cinematography and generally Scoresese’s choices, are superb. There is a good sense of movement and rhythm. This is Herrmann’s last score and it is very impressive–conveying subtlety and a metered pace of an unhurried cab. (Terence Blanchard‘s score for Spike Lee‘s 25th Hour also had a very good pacing and measured beat; I’ll compare these two scores later.)
One interesting note from Wikipedia:
In the original screenplay Sport, as well as other minor characters, were black. Scorsese thought that this would make the film appear to be racist, and they were changed to white roles.
I am posting these images to start the day. I shot them yesterday afternoon about 4-5 pm. I shot the same spot a week or two ago with my 35 mm camera, but I haven’t developed the film yet.
I ‘ll post these on Flickr as well.
Last night, we went out for the closing of Co Operate in the Design District. We also went to Diaspora Vibe Gallery, a venue which exhibits works by artists mostly from the Caribbean.
It was an unusal crowd of people out. There was a lot of young folks and a lot of mohawks. Anyway, the best part of the night was the Athena pizza at Andiamo.
Today, I haven’t done much.
This is my blog. My new blog. All those other blogs out there are now officially old. So this is my blog. This blog is built on open source goodness — wordpress, gimp, nvu. I plan to write about more open source goodness, that should be my tagline. Alright then, later.
Here is an image.