The police can't address their killing of people in the street, let alone child prostitution.
Poderia ser diferente: DePalma como diretor, Griffith e Basinger como Iris, Fawcett como favorita dos produtores, Phillips no papel de Betsy, sem trilha de Herrmann e Pacino como Travis Bickle. Mas dizem por aí que só existe uma maneira perfeitamente correta de se contar uma história no cinema e assim nasceu o maior conto da patologia da solidão que o cinema já viu e um dos seus maiores anti-heróis também | Ana Clara
Schrader and Scorsese claim to have been socially responsible in avoiding racist interpretations in the script. But the film convinces us law enforcement can't address child prostitution. Taxi Driver and many other films do us all a disservice by presenting law enforcement as ineffective. They claim the film is therapeutic. But the film De-legitimizes law enforcement and demands vigilante-ism.
I interpret "Taxi Driver" as a lonely guy in 1970s NYC trying to make things right when law enforcement was not functioning. I interpreted Travis's appearance with a Mohawk at a political rally as an attempt to bring attention to his planned attack on the pimps, rather then an assassination attempt. I do not think Travis is dangerous. I think he is like Bowmen in "2001":attempting to fix man's foolish mistakes.
Bickle was going to assassinate Palantine, he failed. He knows he can kill Sport because he is not heavily guarded. Travis is most certainly dangerous. Either Marty or Paul have commented that Bickle will kill again. He is no hero, that is the joke. He just wanted to kill to express anger. He just kills people that society deems are "ok" to be rid of.
that was robert de niro?? i thought it was just some random niro's impersonator who could act, and the mole was fake. lol.
"I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention. I believe someone should become a person like other people."
i just can't resist the cuteness and the strangeness of travis bickle in this movie
"Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads. Here is a man who would not take it anymore. A man who stood up against the scum, the cunts, the dogs, the filth, the shit. Here is a man who stood up."
Am I the only person here who doesn't like the end ? Travis going back to work like nothing happened after becoming a murderer ?
Captures the alienation oozing out of the very air of New York in a very stylish manner. Neo-noir or not, the anti-hero here has everyone rooting for him courtesy one of the best performances I've seen on the screen from an actor. Supporting characters that add up to the raging conflict within the protagonist are well-done too.
Taxi Driver: la discesa agli inferi di un uomo puro, immacolato ed inconsapevole dei meccanismi meschini e artificiosi che regolano la vita sociale della società contemporanea. Un neonato in un corpo adulto armato di proiettili, contro tutto ciò che ai suoi occhi troppo abituati alle tenebre della notte, appare di una accecante incomprensibilità.