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Taxi Driver: An all consuming shoot


Did I worry about Taxi Driver?
Michael Chapman Film-maker
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It wasn't so much that I was comfortable, as that I was so caught up in doing it that the... the passion and the... and the focus of doing it takes away your discomfort, you know. And it does – I mean, that happens all the time, you know, when... when... if you are with a group of people and you don't know them and you feel socially embarrassed, if... if something happens where you are doing or talking or something, so that... gets you fully occupied, you're no longer embarrassed, and the... the shooting of Taxi Driver was so engrossing and enthralling and... and all consuming that I didn't have time to be worried.

Michael Chapman (1935-2020), an American cinematographer, had a huge influence on contemporary film-making, working on an impressive array of classic films including 'Taxi Driver', 'Raging Bull', 'The Lost Boys' and 'The Fugitive'.

Listeners: Glen Ade Brown

British Director of Photography and Camera Operator Glen Ade Brown settled in Los Angeles 10 years ago.

He has been working on features, commercials and reality TV. He played an instrumental role in the award-winning ABC Family series "Switched" and is also a recipient of the Telly and the Cine Golden Eagle awards for Best Cinematography. He was recently signed by the Judy Marks Agency and is now listed in her commercial roster.

Tags: Taxi Driver

Duration: 46 seconds

Date story recorded: May 2004

Date story went live: 24 January 2008