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May 10, 2012 6:36 AM   Subscribe

Walt Disney's Taxi Driver.
posted by griphus (11 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Needed a Disney movie that it's plausible someone would've walked out on. Song of the South, maybe?
posted by supercres at 6:50 AM on May 10, 2012


Could have done something with "Sometimes, I like to hold a midget. "

Also: where's Iris?
posted by chavenet at 6:51 AM on May 10, 2012


I like the intent, but I'm kind of... underwhelmed?

A Travis Bickle who is obsessed with the clean-cut, wholesome world of Disney to an upsetting and dangerous degree -- that's funny.

A world where Disney cartoons are "dirty movies" that no upper-class woman would be caught dead watching -- that's also kinda funny.

Mashing the two conceits together kind of negates both of them, though.
posted by Shepherd at 6:52 AM on May 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


God I love Bernard Hermann's score.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:52 AM on May 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pound for pound, I like Mitchell & Webb's Polite Taxi Driver better.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:02 AM on May 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Watching her bristle with discomfort at the sight of Mickey Mouse playing accordion teats was purely delightful.
posted by hermitosis at 7:49 AM on May 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


I like how it's just for laughs in the beginning and then suddenly you realise that this is what has actually happened to new york.
posted by leibniz at 8:19 AM on May 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


That might be as beautiful as Cybill Shepherd ever looked and she's looked plenty beautiful in lot's of things.
posted by Trochanter at 9:49 AM on May 10, 2012


Dick Cavett in Taxi Driver. If you don't like that, wait a few seconds and... Woody Allen in Taxi Driver.

Went looking for their Gregory Peck one, but couldn't find that one. Found these instead.
posted by Naberius at 11:08 AM on May 10, 2012


I think Shepherd largely has why this doesn't really work, there are too many conceits. Just bringing out one strand in the movie, for instance the way Travis casts himself in the role of the courtly knight, maiden rescuer and dragon slayer, which is what I initially thought was happening, would have been fantastic. Instead, we get a bit of a mess of different ideas running together with a few lame gags that leave a somewhat sour taste.

Excellent idea, but the execution feels rushed.
posted by howfar at 1:39 PM on May 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like how it's just for laughs in the beginning and then suddenly you realise that this is what has actually happened to new york.

Me too. Kind of mildly amused during most of it, but the end is a big laughing-to-keep-from-crying moment.
posted by marsha56 at 4:06 PM on May 10, 2012


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