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Scorsese to stir Cannes again, 47 years after ‘Taxi Driver’

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By JAKE COYLE
AP Film Writer

When Martin Scorsese premieres his latest film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, it will return Scorsese to a festival where he remains a part of its fabled history. Scorsese premiered his masterpiece of urban alienation, “Taxi Driver,” in Cannes in 1976. Its debut was one of the most fevered in Cannes history, drawing boos and some walkouts for the violence in Scorsese’s tale of the disillusioned New York cab driver Travis Brickle. The playwright Tennessee Williams, then the jury president, condemned the film.

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