History YMMV / TaxiDriver

14th Aug '17 1:33:53 AM HBarnill
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* NightmareFuel:
** The final shootout is very bloody and definitely not something to cheer on. Special mention goes to the man who gets almost his entire hand blown apart by the 44 magnum.
** The scene where Travis meets a passenger[[note]]played by [[Creator/MartinScorsese Scorsese]] himself[[/note]] who wants to kill his own wife, he even describes the details of the planned murder happily.
2nd Jul '17 7:35:48 AM ading
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* WriterInducedFanon: Travis Bickle is never explicitly identified as TheVietnamVet, but the hints are there in his overall behaviour and jackets, the social context of 70s New York and the mention of him being in the Marines and a charred NVA flag in his apartment, but it is never directly specified. Nonetheless Martin Scorsese considers him to be a ShellShockedVeteran returning from Vietnam. Creator/PaulSchrader for his part while never opposing this interpretation kept it intentionally vague because he modelled the character on his own personal breakdown and embellished it with more general feelings, so as to lend the film to considerable {{Applicability}}.

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* WriterInducedFanon: Travis Bickle is never explicitly identified as TheVietnamVet, but the hints are there in his overall behaviour and jackets, the social context of 70s New York and the mention of him being in the Marines and a charred NVA flag in his apartment, but it is never directly specified.apartment. Nonetheless Martin Scorsese considers him to be a ShellShockedVeteran returning from Vietnam. Creator/PaulSchrader Creator/PaulSchrader, for his part part, while never opposing this interpretation interpretation, kept it intentionally vague because he modelled the character on his own personal breakdown and embellished it with more general feelings, so as to lend the film to considerable {{Applicability}}.
2nd Jul '17 7:35:21 AM ading
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* WriterInducedFanon: Travis Bickle is never explicitly identified as TheVietnamVet, the hints are there in his overall behaviour and jackets, the social context of 70s New York and the mention of him being in the Marines and a charred NVA flag in his apartment, but it is never directly specified. Nonetheless Martin Scorsese considers him to be a ShellShockedVeteran returning from Vietnam. Creator/PaulSchrader for his part while never opposing this interpretation kept it intentionally vague because he modelled the character on his own personal breakdown and embellished it with more general feelings, so as to lend the film to considerable {{Applicability}}.

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* WriterInducedFanon: Travis Bickle is never explicitly identified as TheVietnamVet, but the hints are there in his overall behaviour and jackets, the social context of 70s New York and the mention of him being in the Marines and a charred NVA flag in his apartment, but it is never directly specified. Nonetheless Martin Scorsese considers him to be a ShellShockedVeteran returning from Vietnam. Creator/PaulSchrader for his part while never opposing this interpretation kept it intentionally vague because he modelled the character on his own personal breakdown and embellished it with more general feelings, so as to lend the film to considerable {{Applicability}}.
2nd Jul '17 7:35:08 AM ading
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** Iris and other child prostitutes who are totally used to that kind of life and cynical enough to be skeptical of such would-be rescuers as Travis. Suffice to say seeing that bloody rampage committed by Travis will give her nightmares for years and years, in addition to her time as a prostitute and her, abusive parents (who she says she ran away from), whom Travis returned her back to (that is, assuming she was telling the truth about them).

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** Iris and other child prostitutes who are totally used to that kind of life and cynical enough to be skeptical of such would-be rescuers as Travis. Suffice to say seeing that bloody rampage committed by Travis will give her nightmares for years and years, in addition to her time as a prostitute and her, her ([[UnreliableExpositor supposedly]]) abusive parents (who parents, whom she says she ran away from), whom from and Travis returned her back to (that is, assuming she was telling the truth about them).to.
2nd Jul '17 7:31:56 AM ading
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** Is Travis a "rebel with a cause" who targets Palantine mistakenly...or is he dissolving into insanity, and his rescue of Iris is just him looking for a justification for his desire to give in to violence? Or perhaps both...? For that matter, we never actually learn what is wrong with Travis. He shows signs of [[UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome Asperger's Syndrome]], schizotypal personality disorder, and [[HeroicBSOD post-traumatic stress syndrome]] (possibly from his time in Vietnam), [[AmbiguousDisorder but it's not clear which if any disorder he actually has]] or how it/them influences his deteriorating mental state. Some viewers have noted that we never see Travis having his guns on him during the Palantine rally--and that the next scene has him putting his guns ''on''. Was he just "faking" his assassination attempt so as to "wake people up" to the violence of the city?

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** Is Travis a "rebel with a cause" who targets Palantine mistakenly...or is he dissolving into insanity, and his rescue of Iris is just him looking for a justification for his desire to give in to violence? Or perhaps both...? For that matter, we never actually learn what is wrong with Travis. He shows signs of [[UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome Asperger's Syndrome]], schizotypal personality disorder, and [[HeroicBSOD post-traumatic stress syndrome]] (possibly from his time in Vietnam), [[AmbiguousDisorder but it's not clear which if any disorder he actually has]] or how it/them influences it/they influence(s) his deteriorating mental state. Some viewers have noted that we never see Travis having his guns on him during the Palantine rally--and that the next scene has him putting his guns ''on''. Was he just "faking" his assassination attempt so as to "wake people up" to the violence of the city?
21st May '17 8:35:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Is Travis a "rebel with a cause" who targets Palantine mistakenly...or is he dissolving into insanity, and his rescue of Iris is just him looking for a justification for his desire to give in to violence? Or perhaps both...? For that matter, we never actually learn what is wrong with Travis. He shows signs of [[UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome Asperger's Syndrome]], schizotypal personality disorder, and [[HeroicBSOD post-traumatic stress syndrome]] (possibly from his time in Vietnam), [[AmbiguousDisorder but it's not clear which if any disorder he actually has]] or how it/them influences his deteriorating mental state. Some viewers have noted that we never see Travis having his guns on him during the Palantine rally--and that the next scene has him putting his guns ''on''. Was he just "faking" his assassination attempt so as to "wake people up" to the violence of the city?

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** Is Travis a "rebel with a cause" who targets Palantine mistakenly...or is he dissolving into insanity, and his rescue of Iris is just him looking for a justification for his desire to give in to violence? Or perhaps both...? For that matter, we never actually learn what is wrong with Travis. He shows signs of [[UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome [[UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome Asperger's Syndrome]], schizotypal personality disorder, and [[HeroicBSOD post-traumatic stress syndrome]] (possibly from his time in Vietnam), [[AmbiguousDisorder but it's not clear which if any disorder he actually has]] or how it/them influences his deteriorating mental state. Some viewers have noted that we never see Travis having his guns on him during the Palantine rally--and that the next scene has him putting his guns ''on''. Was he just "faking" his assassination attempt so as to "wake people up" to the violence of the city?
10th May '17 1:24:12 PM SithPanda16
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** The scene where Travis meets a passenger[[note]]played by [[Creator/MartinScorsese Scorsese]] himself[[/note]] who wants to kill his own wife, he even describes the details of the planned murder with relish. He even starts laughing a little bit.

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** The scene where Travis meets a passenger[[note]]played by [[Creator/MartinScorsese Scorsese]] himself[[/note]] who wants to kill his own wife, he even describes the details of the planned murder with relish. He even starts laughing a little bit.happily.
10th May '17 1:23:11 PM SithPanda16
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** The scene where Travis meets a passenger(played by [[Creator/MartinScorsese Scorsese]]) who wants to kill his own wife, he even describes the details of the planned murder with relish. He even starts laughing a little bit.

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** The scene where Travis meets a passenger(played passenger[[note]]played by [[Creator/MartinScorsese Scorsese]]) Scorsese]] himself[[/note]] who wants to kill his own wife, he even describes the details of the planned murder with relish. He even starts laughing a little bit.
10th May '17 1:22:04 PM SithPanda16
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** The scene where Travis meets a passenger(played by Creator/MartinScorsese Scorsese]]) who wants to kill his own wife, he even describes the details of the planned murder with relish. He even starts laughing a little bit.

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** The scene where Travis meets a passenger(played by Creator/MartinScorsese [[Creator/MartinScorsese Scorsese]]) who wants to kill his own wife, he even describes the details of the planned murder with relish. He even starts laughing a little bit.
10th May '17 1:21:38 PM SithPanda16
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* NightmareFuel: The final shootout is very bloody and definitely not something to cheer on. Special mention goes to the man who gets almost his entire hand blown apart by the 44 magnum.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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The final shootout is very bloody and definitely not something to cheer on. Special mention goes to the man who gets almost his entire hand blown apart by the 44 magnum.
** The scene where Travis meets a passenger(played by Creator/MartinScorsese Scorsese]]) who wants to kill his own wife, he even describes the details of the planned murder with relish. He even starts laughing a little bit.
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