Woody Allen: Gordon was the one who said to me, when we do the split screen with the shrink, I with my shrink and she with another one. He said: “Don’t do split screen, build it. Build a set with a divider in the middle, so you’re both live. It’ll look like a split screen, but it won’t be.”
Gordon Willis: That was a revelation to him at that point, ‘cause that meant both actors could do the scene without being interrupted with doing half a scene and half a scene and put it together optically.
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The actress who played the girl working at the porno theater concession stand, Diahnne Abbott, married Robert De Niro the same year Taxi Driver was released. They were married for twelve years. De Niro adopted her daughter Drena from a previous relationship and the two had a son together, Raphael, whom they named after the hotel in Rome where he was conceived.