Wednesday, August 1

Taxi Driver - Martin Scorsese (1976)


Wikipedia - "Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader, and starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks and Leonard Harris. Set in New York City following the Vietnam War, the film tells the story of a lonely veteran (De Niro) working as a taxi driver, who falls for a presidential campaign worker (Shepherd) and befriends an underage prostitute (Foster). Driven insane by the corruption that surrounds him, he plots to assassinate the former's candidate (Harris) and the latter's pimp (Keitel) in the hope of becoming a savior to them and the city. Critically acclaimed upon release and nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival. It is regularly cited by critics, film directors, and audiences alike as one of the greatest films of all time. ..."
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Approaching Menace: The American Pathology of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’
Open Culture: Robert De Niro’s Taxi Cab License Used to Prepare for Taxi Driver (1976)
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'Taxi Driver' Oral History: De Niro, Scorsese, Foster, Schrader Spill All on 40th Anniversary
YouTube: Taxi Driver (1976) - [Official Trailer HD]

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