Few people know that Woody Allen was the original director of Taxi Driver. We can now exclusively reveal the work he did on the film before being replaced with Martin Scorsese.
The first time I saw Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time In The West, I almost fell out of my cinema seat when I saw the story credit:
These three geniuses — each a master in completely different genres — were in the same room, let alone worked on the same film? This is like Fantasy Football, or an Alan Moore graphic novel, or a Philip José Farmer book. That the film they worked out turned out to be so mind-bogglingly brilliant is all the sweeter.
I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while, but it seems timely now that the latest Hell Is For Hyphenates features a discussion about Leone’s career. You should click here to listen or subscribe via the iTunes store, he said without shame.
In the meantime, if you have any other credit screens that rival the above, list them below! My current favourite? Tintin‘s screenplay credit, featuring Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish.