Taxis & Ambulances
Bringing Out the Dead, a comedy about paramedics in Hell's Kitchen, resembles Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver in a number ways, and Scorsese doesn't seem to mind. In fact, he invites comparisons, even demands them. Like John Ford making a western, he's telling the same story over again, yet he's not. He believes that the audience is smart enough and generous enough to appreciate what he's doing differently instead of fixating on the similarities.