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Re: Are You Talking To Me?

Posted by Bob on January 04, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Are You Talking To Me? posted by David FG on January 04, 2005

: : : Can you people tell me more about famous filmy quote 'Are You Talking To Me?'
: : : In what context people use this line?

: : : Thanks
: : : SB

: : It's from "Taxi Driver" -- http://www.msu.edu/user/svoboda1/taxi_driver/sounds.html

: : In my experience, it's used by most people as a goof. In a humorous fashion.

: That's interesting because in my experience it is used as an aggressive challenge: the implication being that if 'you' are talking to 'me' there will be trouble.

: DFG

You're both right. The hostility is in inverse proportion to the square of your distance from New York. In Kansas, it;s an amusing film reference. At 125th and Amsterdam Avenue, it's a danger signal.