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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Taxi Movies (4)

"We're in complete control..."
Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco (1998) is bookended by cab rides. Alice and Charlotte (Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale) decide they'll have a better chance of getting into "The Club" if they arrive in a taxi rather than on foot (it works!). More ignominiously, Des and Jimmy (Chris Eigeman and Mackenzie Astin) flee postdiscolapsarian NYC to the airport in a cab. If you haven't seen the film, their conversation on the way to JFK won't make much sense but might make you want to see the movie--or see it again.


6 comments:

  1. I always want to see it again!

    And is this series only about NYC cabs? Should I read back through your old posts or will you answer here?

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  2. It's an international film festival. Like Cannes. Nominations welcome.

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  3. Of course the world's most obvious taxi movie is Night on Earth. Perhaps the most swooningly romantic scene in a taxi was in In the mood for love.

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  4. Worth a mention, Rockets Redglare explaining sushi to Madonna in Desperately seeking Susan?

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  5. J, Thanks for the excellent taxi flick suggestions!

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  6. I hate the f**king Eagles.

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