Chloe Moretz, Keanu Reeves Reprise 'Taxi Driver' for Harper's Bazaar
The actress plays a teen prostitute while Reeves does his best Travis Bickle in a tribute to director Martin Scorsese.
Harpers Bazaar has created a recasting of memorable scenes from Martin Scorsese's iconic films. And naturally, they've wardrobed the celeb models with clothing and accessories from top designers such as Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Harry Winston, Ferragamo, Canali, Brioni, Dolce & Gabbana, Zegna, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Yves St. Laurent, John Varvatos.
Mad Men star Christina Hendricks and Jack Huston are in the Gangs of New York fashion photo, reprising Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio's dance. Emily Blunt (in a blond wig) redoes Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Vincent Piazza, Michael Pitt and Sir Ben Kingsley (he plays Joe Pesci, complete with bad rug) are in a Goodfellas scene.
Alessandro Nivola and Emily Mortimer do a romantic scene from The Aviator. Kate Bosworth wears Givenchy couture in a scene from The Age of Innocence. And a Louis Vuitton-clad Chloe Moretz, who hasn’t seen the racy '70's film yet, ("My mom won't let me see it") and Keanu Reeves (Travis Bickle) update a scene from Taxi Driver originally cast with Jodie Foster and Robert DeNiro.
Foster, who was only 13 when she played the preteen prostitute, Iris, has amusing memories from the controversial film. "When we were shooting Taxi Driver, I think Marty was really uncomfortable with the fact that I was so young. The memory I have is of him and Robert De Niro trying to tell me how to unzip [De Niro’s] pants. And Marty keeps bursting out laughing. He can’t get a word out, and he tries to act serious, you know? He keeps smoothing down his face on both sides, but he just keeps laughing. And then De Niro decides he’s going to take over because he can do it.”
She continues: "The Marty that you usually see on the set is a guy who's talking a million miles an hour and giggling like Muttley, that cartoon dog. He has all these references, and he's continually tucking in his shirt. He was very frenetic and fast talking, the way he is now, and just incredibly excited about life. He's just adorable from the beginning to the end. And when I see him now, he's adorable. Even though his black eyebrows are gray now and he wears a suit, he still is.
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