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Entries from February 2007

The Last Waltz (1978)

February 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Concert film documents the final performance of The Band, the rock, rhythm & blues group featuring Levon Helm on drums and vocals, Rick Danko on bass and vocals, Richard Manuel on piano, Garth Hudson on synthesizer, and Robbie Robertson on guitar. Robertson, the group’s principal songwriter, felt that after sixteen years on the road, he […]

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Tags: Concert · Documentary · Music

New York, New York (1977)

February 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

With celebration in the streets following the end of World War II, Jimmy Doyle (Robert DeNiro) enters a nightclub. He prowls through the party atmosphere and hits on every woman in sight. Jimmy has no one, and when he spots Francine Evans (Liza Minnelli) alone, he hounds her mercilessly. She spurns his advances, but doesn’t […]

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Tags: Concert · Music · Unconventional romance

Taxi Driver (1976)

February 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro) applies for a job at a cab company, commenting to the punchy personnel man (Joe Spinell) that he can’t sleep, and wants to work long hours. We get hints of Travis’ background. Age, 26. Education, “Some, you know, here and there.” Military record: honorable discharge, 1973. As Travis transports fares from […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Famous line · Gangsters and hoodlums · Paranoia · Prostitute · Rated X · Shootout