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    Portuguese Taxi Ride Less than twenty-four hours after arriving in Portugal, I was introduced to my first taxi ride. I was traveling with a native Portuguese girl, Sandra Batista. Sandra called a taxi to take us to our home. I hadn't, yet, experienced a taxi ride in Portugal. I had heard how dreadful these rides can be, especially the first time. "Consider yourself forewarned," a friend had cautioned a few minutes before I boarded the plane. He was, of course, referring to the taxi drivers

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    “The taxi driver” by Friedman (2006) express a modern day situation where a passenger and a taxi driver both focus on their devices instead of communicate to each other. While the taxi driver is talking on the phone and playing a movie on the panel instead of the G.P.S. road map. Friedman which the passenger also try to finish his work on his laptop and listen to the music from his iPod. Friedman believes that the improvement technology is the reason he did not get to have a conversation with the

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    “Come on Luke, we are going to be late for the Taxi,” I said. I was putting on the last finishing touches of my make up on when the phone rang. Leo the Taxi Driver was calling letting us know he was waiting in the front lobby for us. “Do you think this is a good idea Miranda?” I mean we don’t even know this Taxi driver Leo. This is a foreign country,” Luke said concerning. Leo had been driving us around for the past four days. I felt like he was a longtime friend. Another couple that we had talked

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    Taxi Driver Disability

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    Taxi Driver is an American Physiological Thriller and Drama directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is about a loner, Travis Bickle, who is played by Robert Di Nero. Travis is a recently discharged Marine who decides to be a taxi driver in New York City. He has chronic insomnia so he spends his nights driving and days in porn theaters. He becomes friends with Iris, played by Jodie Foster, who is a teenage prostitute. He eventually helps Iris get out of prostitution and back home to her family. Travis

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    Synopsis Vietnam veteran Travis Bicklea finds that his life has been turned upside down after returning America from the battle-field. He suffers from the insomnia and sense of isolation, which leads him to take a job as taxi-driver at night; many of his customers represent the people from the lowest class of society: prostitutes, adulterous husbands and wenchers. Since Travis has promised the cab company that he will drive anywhere, at anytime, his likelihood of seeing the best of human nature

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    Crime and Punishment and Taxi Driver He is a man whose psychological workings are dark, twisted, horrifying, and lonely. He is an absurd, anti-hero who is absolutely repulsed by his surroundings, and because he is unable to remove himself from them, he feels justified in removing other people. This profile fits Travis, portrayed by Robert DeNiro in Scorsese's film "Taxi Driver,", and Raskolnikov, the main character of Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment. Their revulsion for life leads

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    Scorsese's Taxi Driver One need only peruse his impressive filmography to realize that Martin Scorsese's corpus spans several decades and extends across as many genres. As a veteran filmmaker (and self professed cinephile) Scorsese must understand that the Western is the oldest Hollywood genre which, like all genres, is defined according to specific motifs, iconography, conventions and themes (Mast, 468). In fact, by deliberately invoking the codes and conventions of the Western to underpin Taxi Driver

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    The famous line “You talkin’ to me?” was spoken by Robert DeNiro in the 1976 film Taxi Driver. Robert DeNiro’s character, Travis Bickle, experiences life in the big city as a taxi driver. As the movie progress he encounters people and situations that affect Travis both physically and mentally. Martin Scorsese directed the film making it a great success in the 1970’s. In order to make the film successful he utilized a series of film elements. Scorsese made use of camera components, repetition of music

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    “Taxi Driver” New York City that is depicted in Taxi Driver seems to be too real to be true. It is a place where violence runs rampant, drugs are cheap, and sex is easy. This world may be all too familiar to many that live in major metropolitan areas. But, in the film there is something interesting, and vibrant about the streets that Travis Bickle drives alone, despite the amount of danger and turmoil that overshadows everything in the nights of the city. In the film “Taxi Driver” director Martin

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    "He's a profit and a pusher. Partly truth partly fiction. A walking contradiction." - Kris Kirstofferson In Martin Scorcese's Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle repeatedly expresses two ideas that are central to the film. First, Travis has an undying wish to purify the world. He wants to rid his city of all the evil and scum that currently inhabits the city's cold and damp streets. Second, is the method by which Travis tries to obtain his goals. Travis Bickle tries to clean up his city by methods

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    outrage at the high prices of taxi fares. The last significant change to the taxi industry was caused by government deregulation, in 1989. This economic inquiry report is going to investigate the impact of this government policy, and the unintended consequences for both consumers and taxi drivers. SUPPLY AND DEMAND Deregulation decreased the barriers to entry for people wanting to become taxi drivers. This is due to a removal of a restriction on the number of taxis operating in specific areas, thus

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    Scorsese’s neo noir: Taxi Driver (1976) Scorsese channels his theme of loneliness through the questionable motives of a young man called Travis Bickle, an all night taxi driver suffering from insomnia and living alone in downtown New York. From the outset Travis vocalizes and addresses his loneliness through a diary he keeps and updates, “Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I’m God's lonely man (Taxi Driver). This honest

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    Taxi Driver is a classic cinematic masterpiece and one of Martin Scorsese’s best films of all time. This is a hard-edge, violent film that pull no punches with its compelling portrayal of a derange loner named Travis Bickle embodied by the remarkably young and talented Robert De Niro. Film critics raved over its social, political, mental, urban decay it vividly presented, and audiences were deeply drawn to it, adding to its success as film. Roger Ebert mentions the film in his book, The Great Movies

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    Love in "If Thou Must Love Me, Let it be for Naught", "To His Lady", and "The Taxi" "when a man loves a woman he'd give up all his comfort, sleep out in the rain, if she said that's the way it ought to be" (Percy Sledge). No truer words have ever been spoken when it comes to relationships between man and woman. For when a man and a woman come together for a relationship it should be for the right reason, and that reason is love. Love is much more than just a word though, it is a feeling and

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    Taxi Driver Masculinity Theory analysis Released in 1976, the screenplay is set in a post-Vietnam War America. Robert DiNiro, the main character in the movie by the name of Travis Bickle, claims to be an ex marine and a Vietnam War veteran who drives a taxi at night in NYC. In his screenplay, the Taxi Driver, Martin Scoses suggests Travis Bickle a main character who undertakes the role of a cowboy, to be someone who embodies the masculine and violent traits in pre counter culture America, but also

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    Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground and Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, written by Paul Schrader, both tell the same story about a man who is lonely and blames the world around him for his loneliness. The characters of Underground Man and Travis Bickle mirror each other; they both live in the underground, narrating their respective stories, experiencing aches and maladies which they leave unchecked, seeing the city they live in as a modern-day hell filled with the fake and corrupt. However, time

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    crit... ... middle of paper ... ... create a realistic representation of what life in NYC was like. As a result, Taxi Driver more realistically conveyed the condition of the city and the accompanying sense of helplessness. According to Scorsese, this was accomplished both visually and through the actions of Travis. Scorsese asserts that considerable visual influence from Taxi Driver derived from, “[my] impressions I have as a result of growing up in New York and living in the city.” As for the

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    The Taxi

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    The Taxi, by Amy Lowell, is an Imagist poem that relies heavily on imagery, rather than abstract ideas, to reveal meaning to the reader. The author uses free verse to allow the images and lines to speak for themselves and stand alone as individual lines. By doing so, each line offers its own tone and meaning, which then adds to the overall feel of the poem. Lowell wrote this poem to a love interest, clearly stating the meaning of the poem. She speaks as if the reader is the one being called after

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    Year 12 Essay Creative It was a typical Friday night job, thirteen young teenagers wanting to head out to the city. I received a page to my taxi referring me to an address 127 Croft Rise Eltham, I quickly checked up the address and before I knew it I was in front of the house with thirteen guys giving me directions to where they wanted me to take them in the city. Luckily the city was quiet compared to most Friday nights in Melbourne. The guys directed me to chapel St South Yarra to a club called

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    Violence in the American Workplace

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    occupational injury in the United States. Nearly 1,000 workers are murdered, and 1.5 million are assaulted in the workplace each year. The threat of violence in the workplace is a growing phenomena that affects all levels of the work force from taxi drivers to stock traders. According to information provided by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Crime, harassment, and internal violence has created a strikingly visible safety and health problem for the workplace

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