"Marty and Bobby were very close - they'd already worked together on
"I remember that a different director was scheduled to shoot
, but when the producers saw
, they felt they wanted more of that gritty, street-level feel.
"Also, by hiring Marty, that made it a lot easier to bring in De Niro..."
'Taxi Driver' by Steve Schapiro, £650, is published by TASCHEN and is available to purchase at
This edition is limited to 1000 copies, numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro, and includes a foreword by Martin Scorsese.
The Taxi Driver 35th Anniversary Blu-ray is out now.