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Nostalgic News: Taxi Driver was released 45 years ago

Writer (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Maniac of New York) and co-host of the The Flop House Elliott Kalan has loved film and New York City almost all his life. While cinema has offered him no shortage of characters to relate to, there was one character that Elliott related to as a teenager that, for him, represents the very things he is most happy to have grown beyond. And that’s how we’ve come to discuss Martin Scorsese’s dark 1976 classic, Taxi Driver.

Plus, a unique One Quick Thing about another DeNiro picture (sorta): Joker.

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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.

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