Saturday, January 12, 2008

Taxi Driver by Martin Scorsese

You talkin' to me?
Has there ever been a more famous line in the history of American cinema? Sure, maybe "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." maybe a couple others. ut, Robert De Niro's line at the stark turning point of Travis Bickle's life in Martin Scorsese's masterpiece Taxi Driver echoes and resonates within the confines of pop culture amoung people who haven't even seen the film. The film is about Travis Bickle, a taxi driver who is sick of the evil in the world and decides to take care of it himself vigalanty style. The main story focuses on him and a 14-year old prostitute (Jodie Foster) he wants to save from a pimp (Harvey Keitel). The script was by Paul Schrader. He and Scorsese would go on to team up several times to make the wonderful: Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Bringing out the Dead.

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