History Film / TaxiDriver

18th Oct '17 1:12:56 AM VisitorAlex
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18th Oct '17 1:11:16 AM VisitorAlex
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* BigAppleSauce: A fictional -- dark and rotten -- version of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Supposedly somewhat of a TruthInTelevision, at least at the time.



* BigAppleSauce: A fictional -- dark and rotten -- version of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Supposedly somewhat of a TruthInTelevision, at least at the time.
18th Oct '17 1:10:09 AM VisitorAlex
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** The vile passenger played by Creator/MartinScorsese. He even claims to be one. "You must think I'm pretty sick, right?" (and laughs).

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** The vile psychopathic passenger played by Creator/MartinScorsese. He even claims to be one. "You must think I'm pretty sick, right?" (and laughs).


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* BigBad: Sport, Travis' biggest personal enemy. He's the one who disgusts Travis the most, the one who exploits a child and the one who finally brings Travis' wrath down on him in full.
15th Oct '17 5:56:19 PM JulianLapostat
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Tagline}} On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Tagline}} On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody]]. Original poster by Guy Peellaert.]]
1st Oct '17 3:20:07 AM petrandreev13
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* IllKillYou: Shouted repeatedly by the bouncer to Travis during the final shootout scene.
10th Sep '17 1:39:24 PM WoozyJack
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The film was written by Creator/PaulSchrader and was inspired by a CreatorBreakdown he'd experienced in the mid-70s and which he hoped to get out of by "exorcism through art" (his words). The project was originally going to be directed by Brian De Palma and languished for years until it attracted the attention of Scorsese and Creator/RobertDeNiro and is notable for being one of De Niro's first massive roles and for Creator/JodieFoster's breakout role, as a [[JailBait child prostitute]] (she was twelve years old at the time). Cybill Shepherd, Creator/HarveyKeitel, Creator/AlbertBrooks, and Peter Boyle also appear in the film, and Music/BernardHerrmann composed the music score (his last). Both De Niro and Foster received Oscar nominations.)

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The film was written by Creator/PaulSchrader and was inspired by a CreatorBreakdown he'd experienced in the mid-70s mid 1970s and which he hoped to get out of by "exorcism through art" (his words). The project was originally going to be directed by Brian De Palma and languished for years until it attracted the attention of Scorsese and Creator/RobertDeNiro and is notable for being one of De Niro's first massive roles and for Creator/JodieFoster's breakout role, as a [[JailBait child prostitute]] (she was twelve years old at the time). Cybill Shepherd, Creator/HarveyKeitel, Creator/AlbertBrooks, and Peter Boyle also appear in the film, and Music/BernardHerrmann composed the music score (his last). Both De Niro and Foster received Oscar nominations.)
10th Sep '17 1:38:45 PM WoozyJack
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Made on a low-budget but with heart and passion, the film was shot extensively on location in New York in the 70s and remains the defining glimpse of TheBigRottenApple pre-Giuliani era of the city, its shots of Times Square's seedy porn district, the Alphabet City area where the movie ends and the fairly accurate chart of geography (rare for its time) made it a defining portrait of an American city. It won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for several Oscars and was a success in its time.

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Made on a low-budget but with heart and passion, the film was shot extensively on location in New York City in the 70s 1970s and remains the defining glimpse of TheBigRottenApple pre-Giuliani era of the city, its shots of Times Square's seedy porn district, the Alphabet City area where the movie ends and the fairly accurate chart of geography (rare for its time) made it a defining portrait of an American city. It won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for several Oscars and was a success in its time.
3rd Jul '17 6:07:23 AM ading
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* AccidentalHero: [[spoiler:Travis initially planned to assassinate a politician. Had he done that he would have been a hated villain, but because he became VigilanteMan he's become a folk hero. There's no difference or change in his mentality and he could just as easily be one or the other.]]
16th Jun '17 9:55:25 PM TrustBen
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* {{Joisey}}: Travis gives a fake name and address in New Jersey to a Secret Service agent after being promised "forms" to join the Secret Service.

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* {{Joisey}}: Travis gives a fake name and address in New Jersey to a Secret Service agent after being promised "forms" to join the Secret Service.Service, since he knows that's not the real reason the agent wants his address.
16th Jun '17 9:52:07 PM TrustBen
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* StalkerWithACrush: Travis is this successively with two different females. He first fixates on Betsy, and when he has lunch with her sets to work tearing down DoggedNiceGuy Tom. When he's alienated Betsy, he transfers his affections over to Iris.



%% This used to be a "lolicon" wick.
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