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.
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.