Bringing Out the Dead
Dir. Martin Scorsese. 1999. 121 mins. 35mm. With Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore. An insomniac ambulance driver spends his endless nights attempting to save lives but needs to be rescued himself. Adapted by Paul Schrader from the book by Joe Connelly, the film drew unavoidable comparisons to 出租车司机; this time Scorsese’s vision of the urban landscape is noticeably less bleak but equally intense.