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Taxi Driver (1976)
USA / Swedish
"On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody. "
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out.
Robert De Niro Travis Bickle (as Robert DeNiro)
Cybill Shepherd Betsy
Peter Boyle Wizard
Jodie Foster Iris Steensma
Harvey Keitel 'Sport' Matthew
Leonard Harris Senator Charles Palantine
Albert Brooks Tom
Diahnne Abbott Concession Girl
Frank Adu Angry Black Man
Gino Ardito Policeman at Rally
Victor Argo Melio (as Vic Argo)
Garth Avery Iris' Friend
Harry Cohn Cabbie in Bellmore
Copper Cunningham Hooker in Cab
Brenda Dickson-Weinberg Soap Opera Woman (as Brenda Dickson)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Producer: Julia Phillips,Michael Phillips
Writer: Paul Schrader
God's lonely men make a great film
The strength of Taxi Driver is that it proves film is a collaborative art. Undoubtly the films power lies in its unwavering first person narrative; De Niro appears in virtually every scene as God's lonely man Travis Bickle, a character craving human contact yet so crippled by paranoia and mental illness that this modest goal is seemingly unattainable. Scorsese films New York like its hell on earth - and we come to realise it is Travis' twisted world view that we are party to. Paul Schrader's script keeps the tension at an almost unbearable simmer, violence threatens to erupt at any moment making the experience a deeply distressing one for the casual viewer.

However, this film would be unimaginable without Bernard Hermann's haunting score made doubly poignant because it was his last. And I could go on about contributions made by other members of the Taxi Driver team.....but I hope my point has been taken that it is the synergy of deeply creative people at the height of their powers that makes Taxi Driver such a unique and rewarding experience. They have all made excellent work since this production but will never better this their finest moment.

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Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 8.5
Musician: Bernard Herrmann
Running time: 110 min (cut version)
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3