History Film / TaxiDriver

14th Jun '18 11:43:21 PM Arsenal_Gear
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6th May '18 12:18:11 PM nombretomado
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The film was written by Creator/PaulSchrader and was inspired by a CreatorBreakdown he'd experienced in the 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).[[note]]The same year Foster was playing a pubescent hooker in this film, she was appearing in Disney family film ''Film/FreakyFriday''[[/note]] 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 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).[[note]]The same year Foster was playing a pubescent hooker in this film, she was appearing in Disney family film ''Film/FreakyFriday''[[/note]] ''Film/{{Freaky Friday|1976}}''[[/note]] 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.)
18th Apr '18 10:47:15 AM Damar
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Using a [[HandCannon.44 Magnum]] for self-defense, [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded by Easy Andy]] who recommends a [[BoringButPractical snubnose .38]] instead. [[spoiler:True to Andy's warnings it proves to be pretty useless in the climax. Travis only gets off one shot and a non-fatal one at that. His other guns prove to be much more practical.]]

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Using a [[HandCannon.[[HandCannon .44 Magnum]] for self-defense, [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded by Easy Andy]] who recommends a [[BoringButPractical snubnose .38]] instead. [[spoiler:True to Andy's warnings it proves to be pretty useless in the climax. Travis only gets off one shot and a non-fatal one at that. His other guns prove to be much more practical.]]
18th Apr '18 10:47:00 AM Damar
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Using a .44 Magnum for self-defense, [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded by Easy Andy]] who recommends a [[BoringButPractical snubnose .38]] instead. [[spoiler:True to Andy's warnings it proves to be pretty useless in the climax. Travis only gets off one shot and a non-fatal one at that. His other guns prove to be much more practical.]]

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Using a .a [[HandCannon.44 Magnum Magnum]] for self-defense, [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded by Easy Andy]] who recommends a [[BoringButPractical snubnose .38]] instead. [[spoiler:True to Andy's warnings it proves to be pretty useless in the climax. Travis only gets off one shot and a non-fatal one at that. His other guns prove to be much more practical.]]]]
-->'''Easy Andy:''' This might be a little too big for practical purposes...
22nd Mar '18 6:13:52 AM Macsen
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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 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.

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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 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 Festival, was nominated for several Oscars Oscars, and was a success in box-office success, making roughly 15 times its time.budget back in revenue.
3rd Feb '18 5:46:26 PM TheMountainKing
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** His homophobia, on the other hand, is much more explicit.
11th Dec '17 5:38:03 PM jamespolk
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The film was written by Creator/PaulSchrader and was inspired by a CreatorBreakdown he'd experienced in the 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).[[The same year Foster was playing a pubescent hooker in this film, she was appearing in Disney family film ''Film/FreakyFriday''[[/note]] 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 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).[[The [[note]]The same year Foster was playing a pubescent hooker in this film, she was appearing in Disney family film ''Film/FreakyFriday''[[/note]] 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.)
11th Dec '17 5:37:42 PM jamespolk
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The film was written by Creator/PaulSchrader and was inspired by a CreatorBreakdown he'd experienced in the 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.)

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The film was written by Creator/PaulSchrader and was inspired by a CreatorBreakdown he'd experienced in the 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). [[The same year Foster was playing a pubescent hooker in this film, she was appearing in Disney family film ''Film/FreakyFriday''[[/note]] 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.)
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.
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