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‘Taxi Driver’ screens at Tribeca Film Festival for 40th anniversary: What we learned about the iconic movie

Forty years after first wowing cinema-goers, Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” returned to the big screen Thursday evening for the Tribeca Film Festival’s highly anticipated “Taxi Driver” anniversary screening and cast reunion.

“Every day for 40 [expletive] years, at least one of you has come up and said, ‘Are you talkin’ to me?'” Robert De Niro cried during his introduction to a packed Beacon Theatre – a crowd of boisterous fans who moments later couldn’t contain their cheers during the screening of the anti-hero’s iconic line.

An all-star panel discussion followed the film, featuring Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Paul Schrader and Michael Phillips. Here are some of the highlights from the talk, which covered New York City in the ’70s, surviving a sticky summer film shoot and child labor laws.

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