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 Australian Daybill poster features the same atmospheric Guy Peellaert artwork seen on the US One Sheet poster. Belgian artist Peellaert is best known for the cover artwork of David Bowie's 1974 album Diamond Dogs.
Very Good (B+)
Conservation backed on linen. Backing has smoothed and diminished the standard horizontal machine folds (as issued). Double staple holes to each corner, with a couple located just inside the image. A couple of tiny nicks to edges. Image and colours otherwise excellent.