03 December 2010
Taxi Driver (1976)
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So basically: Travis Bickle is a Vietnam War vet living in New York City. Working as a taxi driver during the night due to insomnia, he witnesses the lowest of humanity and is disgusted. During the day he watches porn videos and Betsy, one of Senator Palatine’s campaign workers. As he gets to know Betsy, he is convinced he must clean up the city and starts with a young prostitute.
Taxi Driver is one of those movies that everyone quotes but rarely ever know what they are quoting, like A Few Good Men or In The Heat of the Night. And of course, like these movies, everyone should see them. Even if it’s just to be able to knowledgably quote films! But, other than that, I think this is a fabulous movie. It’s just one of those movies that you don’t want to end, y’kno? Robert De Niro is, like most of the time, flawless and I do believe this is one of his better roles – yey he’s not playing a gangster!!! I’m so relieved.
Yup, so defs deserves to be on the list and where it’s at, too. Go check out this movie!
Ziggi seal of approval!