Taxi Driver - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver captured the angst felt throughout America in the post-Vietnam era. Directed by Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver (1976) is a psychological drama and a tale of alienation, displaced sexuality, and life in the big city. The film stars Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Sheperd, Jodie Foster, Peter Boyle, and Albert Brooks. Scorsese's male protagonists tend to be energetic, violent, and driven toward public recognition; Travis Bickle, played by De Niro, is no exception. Travis is a Vietnam-era vet who yearns to "be somebody" but only succeeds in becoming increasingly deranged and lonely as the film progresses. Scorsese's cinematography and the cast's skillful acting made Taxi Driver an enduring portrait of one of America's most disconcerting periods.

Set in New York City, Taxi Driver traces the daily habits of Travis as he drives his cab through...

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