Travis Bickle. Rupert Pupkin. David DePape. We Need A Movie. – Deadline

Travis Bickle. Rupert Pupkin. Gil Renard. David Deeppe,

where is Robert De Niro when do you need it?

De Niro, who has a way of elevating strange character roles to major parts, created a cottage industry of portraying the kind of person who is now accused of assault. Paul Pelosi, which allegedly contained plans to hostage his wife, Nancy, who was the speaker of the US House of Representatives. (DePape has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges.)

sell in taxi driver (1976), Pupkin Inn king of comedy (1982) Renard Inn the fan (1996) were perhaps terrifyingly recognizable as an example of a distinctly American type. Marginalized. damaged. more and more isolated. They spiral into very personal obsessions, as noisy pop and political culture erodes their delicate grip on the real.

It was fascinating stuff, and that’s because brilliant filmmakers like Martin Scorsesewho directed both taxi driver And king of comedyeither Tony Scottwho made the fanHis horror subjects are examined with a kind of chilling empathy that is necessarily lost in the politically swayed media coverage of a dapp.

Reporters are looking for further facts and evidence of motive or effect. But the filmmakers, the good people, come to these sinister people from the inside out, leaving the audience with the terrifying feeling that they, the insane outcasts, are our own fault – they are the inevitable result of a society that seeks fame and public interest. does a lot of business. play.

It has nothing to do with party politics. Twist the screw once or twice, and any fragile psyche can crack, creating the next “D-FENS”, played by William Foster, defense engineer Michael Douglaswho wreaked havoc across Los Angeles, and monopolized the news cycle, Joel Schumacher‘s fall down (1993).

To be honest it’s disappointing to see Rob ReinerPelosi returns to Twitter after the attack, as talented as a popular director as ever. On Friday, Rainer declared Donald Trump “100% responsible” for Depp’s actions, and called for the former president’s indictment.

Once Upon a Time (1990), Rainer directed a brilliant film called Suffering, It was about a fan, played by Kathy Bates, who becomes disillusioned with the latest manuscript from a writer she has loved, played by James Cain. He was wounded, and under his control. He broke her leg with David Deppe’s sledgehammer, Shades. Before long, it won an Academy Award for Bates.

We can use something like this now. But it will involve a lot of work. It’s so easy to brag on Twitter.