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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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    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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    "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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    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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    “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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    “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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    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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    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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