Set amidst the moral decay of New York City following the Vietnam War and Watergate scandal, Martin Scorsese's 1976 psychological thriller Taxi Driver starred Robert De Niro as a lonely and disturbed anti-hero cab driver and war vet growing increasingly alienated and unhinged as his dreams of cleaning up the corrupt and sleazy city lead him down a path of violence, plotting to assassinate both a presidential candidate and the pimp of an underage prostitute, played by a 12 year old Jodie Foster. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, it was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor for De Niro and Best Supporting Actor for Foster. De Niro's You talkin' to me? scene, where he imagines a confrontation in front of a mirror, gave us one of the most iconic quotes in movie history. This Japanese B2 poster features the same evocative artwork as the International Style US One Sheet.
Very good to excellent (B+)
Unfolded, backed on linen. Prior to backing this poster had one full width horizontal crease a few inches from lower edge, pin holes to corners and a few pin holes scattered through artwork, which are not very distracting. Backing has smoothed the crease and diminished the pinholes to ensure this poster looks spectacular for display. Image and colours excellent.