Taxi Driver

In her foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Amy Taubin considers Taxi Driver anew in the context of contemporary politics of race and masculinity in the US, and draws ...

Author: Amy Taubin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838718459

Category: Art

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Paul Schrader was in meltdown in 1972. Drinking heavily, living in his car, he was hospitalised with a gastric ulcer. There he read about Arthur Bremer's attempt to assassinate Alabama Governor George Wallace: the story was the germ of his screenplay for Taxi Driver (1976). Executives at Columbia hated the script, but when Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, who were flying high after the triumphs of Mean Streets (1973) and The Godfather Part II (1974), signed up, Taxi Driver became too good a package to refuse. Scorsese transformed the script into what is now considered one of the two or three definitive films of the 1970s. De Niro is mesmerising as Travis Bickle – pent-up, bigoted, steadily slipping into psychosis, the personification of American masculinity post-Vietnam. Cybill Shepherd and Jodie Foster give fine support and Scorsese brought in Bernard Herrmann, the greatest of film composers, to write what turned out to be his last score. Crucially, Scorsese rooted Taxi Driver in its New York locations, tuning the film's violence into the hard reality of the city. Technically thrilling though it is, Taxi Driver is profoundly disturbing – finding, as Amy Taubin shows, racism, misogyny and gun fetishism at the heart of American culture. In her foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Amy Taubin considers Taxi Driver anew in the context of contemporary politics of race and masculinity in the US, and draws on an exclusive interview with Robert De Niro about his memories of making the film.

Taxi Driver

This volume also contains an extended interview between Schrader and Martin Scorsese in which they discuss their unique relationship-one which stretches from Taxi Driver through Raging Bull to The Last Temptation of Christ.

Author: Paul Schrader

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571203159

Category: Performing Arts

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A drama about a New York cab driver is driven to obsession when he attempts to save a teenage prostitute and embarks on a violent rampage against a world of filth and corruption.

Taxi Driver

Dashing Around New York City Robyn Brode. GOING But ***** 11 Taxi Driver !
Dashing Around New York City LE D * RA - 881 - 811 * Taxi Driver ! Dashing
Around New York City Written by. Front Cover.

Author: Robyn Brode

Publisher: Barrons Juveniles

ISBN: 0764121502

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Follows a mother and her son as they pick up passengers in her taxi and take them where they need to go around New York City.

Taxi Driver

Tony Dambrosio was mistaken for Gino Dambrosio since they share a taxi for
work, sir.” “So they ... He was the one who found out about it through people
sitting in his cab.” “You are telling me a cab driver was the origin of all this?” “I'm
afraid ...

Author: Mark C. Brown

Publisher: Book Venture Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781641661027

Category:

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A taxi driver in Washington DC finds through his customers, a plot against the US President to achieve control over foreign countries.

Taxi Driver The Ill Fated Lad

Corrupt police officers and judges who simply do not care about the dangers that
taxi drivers face have been able to distort the poorly conceived control systems in
place. Effective controls are critical complements to the design and subsequent ...

Author: Mr. Donny Churchill

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524686574

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 434

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This book is a real life story about the beauty of life when you have a wonderful income, which ultimately gave me a glamorous lifestyle. I had a lavished apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where I was always entertaining my friends and their friends. Sometimes my friends and I would use limousine just for the night out. At the end of my company contract and after about another six months without income, I sold my condominium at a reasonable price and relocated to Jersey City in New Jersey. I lived in a spacious apartment for another five months without income, then I decided to drive a yellow cab. I went to TLC for my hack license to enable me to drive a taxi. I registered with a taxi company in Brooklyn, and I became a taxi driver. Driving the taxi and continuing my job hunting at the same time was daunting. With too many summonses from police officers and TLC inspectors within a period of about four years taxi driving, my license was revoked. No more taxi driving, no more income. And my life became too miserable.

Taxi Driver

Foreword by Martin Scorsese! This edition is limited to 1,000 copies, numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro.

Author: Steve Schapiro

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 3836500086

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Forget the Ryder Cup, forget Rory McIlroy, forget keeping your head still and correcting your putting stance. Forget eagles and albatrosses and definitely forget holes-in-one. David Godwin has a dream, the same dream held by millions of amateur golfers. He's not aiming to break on to the pro circuit, he's not aiming to break par. David Godwin is going to break 80. Or it's going to break him. Written with humour and charm, Breaking 80 is a book for those who recognise all too well the pleasure of a sweetly struck seven iron to within a few feet of the pin, followed by the agonizing fury of a three-putt back and forth across the cup.

The Haunted Taxi Driver

In this story taxi driver Baba Oko hopes to make a lot of money on graduation night, and has a few drinks to help him drive faster.

Author: Kofi Sekyi

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435892312

Category: English language

Page: 60

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One of a series of readers for African students which aims to help them to develop an awareness and a love of language, and consists of stories from all over Africa. In this story taxi driver Baba Oko hopes to make a lot of money on graduation night, and has a few drinks to help him drive faster.

New York City from a Cab Driver s View

smile and you ' ll receive a smile back , that ' s all ! We taxi drivers are
professionals , hard - working people who are out on the streets 12 to 16 hours a
day , six days a week . We transport the people of this city , regardless of snow ,
rain , traffic ...

Author: Clever Da Silva

Publisher: NY Publications

ISBN: 0964460017

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: 119

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Taxi

He knows that a taxi - driver is often “ swindled ” much more than any taxi - driver
swindles the public , especially by people who load his cab up with goods and
think that all they need pay for a short trip is one - and - ninepence and a shilling
 ...

Author: Maurice Levinson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B172336

Category: Taxicabs

Page: 191

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Taxi Driver Wisdom

IP. Taking on the PoliticalSeries Editors: Benjamin Arditi, Andrew Schaap, Alex Thomson International Advisory Editors: Michael Dillon, Michael J. Shapiro, Jeremy ValentineOffering new perspectives on contemporary political theory, books in ...

Author: Risa Mickenberg

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811811654

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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A collection of wit, pearls of wisdom, pithy quotes, and observations on life from New York's premier philosophers is accompanied by black-and-white portrait photographs of the contributors, New York cab drivers. IP.

Death of a Taxi Driver

The burning question here is how can we minimize our emotional mistakes, and how much and how a society can respond to a unique individual need?

Author: Mohammed Helal

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483631608

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

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This intense and exciting dark tragedy depicts the life of a Toronto taxi driver who committed a crime and eventually went through miseries and mental sufferings for a long time and at last, his life ended in a tragic death. It raises the voice of general people against the existing justice system. This fascinating fiction reflects romance, marriage, sensuality, mistakes, mental tribulations and miseries, guilt, redemption, humanity, mental alienation, depression, aging, hallucination - which are common phenomenon in our society. The burning question here is how can we minimize our emotional mistakes, and how much and how a society can respond to a unique individual need?

Taxi Tales on a Crooked Bridge

Why would a taxi driver persuade you to stop taking taxis ? Unless he really was
more of a philosopher than a taxi driver . Or he really was more interested in the
conversation than the compensation . Or he really enjoyed thinking about why ...

Author: Charlene Rajendran

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080722708

Category: Taxicab drivers

Page: 236

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Taxi Driver Wisdom 20th Anniversary Edition

This 20th anniversary edition of the wise and hilarious classic, as true now as ever, is a celebration of the witty, philosophical perspective on human nature culled from real quotations from real cab drivers who've been around the block.

Author: Risa Mickenberg

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452158204

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Real taxi drivers know more than how to get you there without a GPS. Philosophers all, they know how to get you there in life. This 20th anniversary edition of the wise and hilarious classic, as true now as ever, is a celebration of the witty, philosophical perspective on human nature culled from real quotations from real cab drivers who've been around the block. On reading the signs: "If a man keeps telling you he loves you, over and over, then something is wrong." On vanity economics: "The worse a town's economy is, the better looking the guys who work at the local gas station are." Evocative black and white photos showcase the wisdom in style.

An Integral Analysis of Martin Scorsese s Taxi Driver

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Comparative Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Trier, course: The Films of Martin Scorsese, language: English, abstract: Introduction Starting ...

Author: Daniel Roth

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656130680

Category:

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Comparative Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Trier, course: The Films of Martin Scorsese, language: English, abstract: Introduction Starting point for my term paper was the question of how to approach such a complex work of art, since I had no previous experience or theoretical knowledge in the analysis of films. It quickly dawned on me that a literal analysis of the films plot and its characters under particular consideration of the authors intention, that I was used to in the field of literary studies, would be dysfunctional, since there were too many creative sources involved in the genesis of a film. To further complicate matters, I became in my search for appropriate secondary literature quickly acquainted with some post-modern scholars such as Robin Wood, who sees Paul Schrader as a "neo-fascist," "whose films amount to a systematic repudiation of all minority groups and any possible social alternative, in order to re-assert a quasi-mystical sense of male supremacy, heterosexual superiority, and a total spurious "transcendence." [...] the film's interest is inseparable from its sense of confusion, its failure to define a coherent attitude towards its protagonist." (Wood) Since I was convinced that there was more to Taxi Driver than its sense of confusion" and, that a coherent, clear analysis was possible, though coming to a definite conclusion might not be possible due to its characters ambivalence, I intended my term paper to be a step out of this academic mingling of terms by the use of an integral approach. I use the word integral in a Wilberian sense, which is "to include as many perspectives, styles, and methodologies as possible within a coherent view of [a] topic." ("integral thought" -Wikipedia) Part one of my paper is generally a brief summary of the main underlying motives that I identified in the secondary literature on Taxi Driver. These motiv"

The Effectiveness of Taxi Partitions

Introduction Problem Statement In 1995 the taxi driver homicide rate in the United
States was 32 homicides per 100,000 workers ( 71 total homicides ) making it the
deadliest U.S. profession ( Knestaut 1997 , 55 ) . The 1996 rate was 23 ...

Author: John Randolph Stone

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556031833049

Category: Taxicabs

Page: 38

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Taxi Driver and Ballerina

"Stars in the Window," by Jean Bradford Kline is a historical adventure of one family''s experiences on the WWII Home Front during the seemingly unstoppable attack on America's freedom by the German and Japanese war machines.

Author: Kenny Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: 1403334773

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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"Stars in the Window," by Jean Bradford Kline is a historical adventure of one family''s experiences on the WWII Home Front during the seemingly unstoppable attack on America's freedom by the German and Japanese war machines. It is a true account of what it was like to live in a small town and farm in the midwest, filled with humor, colorful events, hard work, and old-fashioned patriotism. Behind every service person was an anxious family who gave unwavering support to loved ones and their President. As men volunteered or were drafted, their wives, mothers and girlfriends rushed to fill their vacated jobs and many new ones. They tightened their belts, donned bandannas and jeans and became experts in all lines of endeavor. This important saga of the War on the Home Front has not been explored or documented in eye-opening detail in any other book. It is masterfully written through the eyes of a young girl who saw four of her brothers go off to war.

The Southeastern Reporter

At this point , the appellant testified that the colored man started shooting and
continued as the taxi driver attempted to get ... As the appellant attempted to
follow the taxi driver out of the cab , the colored man told him to " hold it , if you
get out I'll ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3585058

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Summary of World Broadcasts

As of 2300 last night , over 30 , 000 taxi drivers in Guangzhou City had learned of
the incident . The irate drivers are planning to take further protest action . Beating
up taxi driver after pulling him out of his car The incident occurred at around ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053666825

Category: Asia

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The Making of Taxi Driver

In the context of director Martin Scorsese's many influences that led to Taxi Driver, from Dostoevsky novels to John Ford westerns and film noir thrillers, and the film's subsequent impact on the work of countless later directors, The ...

Author: Geoffrey Macnab

Publisher: Unanimous, Limited

ISBN: 1903318823

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 200

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In Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), the Vietnam vet turned New York taxi driver, Scorsese created a character who summed up perfectly the seething discontents of an American still traumatised by Vietnam and Watergate. In the context of director Martin Scorsese's many influences that led to Taxi Driver, from Dostoevsky novels to John Ford westerns and film noir thrillers, and the film's subsequent impact on the work of countless later directors, The Making Of Taxi Driver explores how this modern classic came together. And, looking at some of the myths surrounding the movie, asks why, 30 years on it still has such resonance with contemporary audiences.

Human Rights Report

One taxi driver was allegedly wounded in a shootout in the Meerensee suburb
near Richardsbay when taxi operators clashed . Twenty - two members of the
Public Order Policing unit were sent to the area to avert further clashes . Violence
had ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000070299197

Category: Civil rights

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