Taxi Driver

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“All the animals come out at night” — and one of them is a cabby about to snap. In Martin Scorsese’s classic 1970s drama, insomniac ex-Marine Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) works the nightshift, driving his cab throughout decaying mid-’70s New York City, wishing for a “real rain” to wash the “scum” off the neon-lit streets. 

Shot during a New York summer heat wave and garbage strike, Taxi Driver got into trouble with the MPAA for its violence. Scorsese desaturated the color in the final shoot-out and got an R, and Taxi Driver surprised its unenthusiastic studio by becoming a box-office hit. Released in the Bicentennial year, after Vietnam, Watergate, and attention-getting attempts on President Ford’s life, Taxi Driver’s intense portrait of a man and a society unhinged spoke resonantly to the mid-’70s audience — too resonantly in the case of attempted Reagan assassin and Foster fan John W. Hinckley. Taxi Driver went on to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, but it lost the Best Picture Oscar to the more comforting Rocky. Anchored by De Niro’s disturbing embodiment of “God’s lonely man,” Taxi Driver remains a striking milestone of both Scorsese’s career and 1970s Hollywood.

 

This film is part of our re-opening season Here We Go Again.


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Regisseur

  • Martin Scorsese

Acteurs

  • Robert De Niro
  • Jodie Foster
  • Cybill Shepherd

Jaar

  • 1976

Speelduur

  • 1 uur en 53 minuten

Kijkwijzer

  • 16
  • G
  • GT