Thursday, August 21, 2008

You probably shouldn't be talkin' to him

"You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you're talking to?"
- Robert De Niro as unstable former Marine Travis Bickle in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver [1976]. Paul Schrader's entire screenplay here.
Inspired by Travis, John Hinkely, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Regan in 1981. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.