ThePlaylist has just found the director's recreation of 'Taxi Driver,' which played at the French premiere of 'Hugo' this past week. The homage is known as sweding, a technique that Gondry explored in his film 'Be Kind Rewind,' where fans go out and recreate their own versions of classic movies.
In this version of 'Taxi Driver,' Gondry plays the complicated Travis Bickle, a role made famous by Robert De Niro. Dubbed in French with English subtitles, Michel re-imagines some of more iconic scenes for the film (it is a bit weird to hear De Niro's famous "You talking to me?" lines in another language). Gondry also employs plenty of creative quirks, like substituting paint for blood and colored pencils for bullets.
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