Paul Schrader to Present 4K Digital Restoration of 'Taxi Driver' in Berlin

4:30 AM PST 01/27/2011 by Scott Roxborough
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World premiere of the restored version comes 35 years after the film's original premiere.

 

COLOGNE, Germany -- Everyone will be looking at Travis Bickle when the Berlin Film Festival this year screens the 4K digital restoration of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, 35 years after the film's premiere.

Paul Schrader, who wrote the screenplay to Taxi Driverand was president of the Berlinale Jury in 2007, will present the world premiere of the restored version together with Sony Pictures' restoration expert Grover Crisp.

Schrader's story of a lonely, obsessive taxi driver who becomes a vigilante -- a career-making performance by Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle -- won the Palme d'Or in Cannes in 1976 and was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture.

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