Taxi Driver Essays

  • The Film Taxi Driver

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    The film Taxi Driver is about Travis Bickle, an insomniac taxi driver that is discharged honorably from the US Marine. Travis is a lonely and unhappy being operating in the dirty New York City. Travis decides to become a taxi driver to deal with his chronic insomnia. Other than driving people at night, Travis also likes to spend time in theaters that air porn movies and he also keeps a diary of his activities. During his work, he meets a client with the name Betsy and gets infatuated with her. Betsy

  • Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver

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    Goodfellas, and The Raging Bull, as well as many more (IMDb.com). One of Scorsese’s notable works is his film titled Taxi Driver. The film features Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, and Cybill Shepard. Scorsese illustrates the life of an ex-marine with what would appear to be insomnia; however, it is not explicitly stated in the film. The ex-marine, Travis Bickle, becomes a taxi driver. While working long hours, Travis encounters the people he calls the “scum” of the streets. He becomes intolerant of

  • Treasure Of The Sierra Madre And Taxi Driver Comparison Essay

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    John Huston and Martin Scorsese it’s hard not to notice their similarities and numerous differences. Perhaps the most obvious comparison to make is how they use decor and costumes, both of their films, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and Taxi Driver (1976), take place at the time of their release, so the costumes and settings are realistic and most importantly lived-in. How these locations are lived in are portrayed a little differently through lighting and camera work, as Travis Bickle’s apartment

  • Comparing Taxi Driver1, The Shining2, And Misery3

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    Representations Of Madness This essay discusses how the films Taxi Driver1, The Shining2, and Misery3 show the state of madness and why this can be understood as a representation of madness. With every film, I begin by giving a brief outline of the film and then continue discussing the most prominent themes of madness in the film. I reference to relevant readings that give context to the state of madness represented in the films and explain where the filmmakers are successful in creating this effect

  • Personal Narrative-Andros Trip

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    the smoldering heat for the border control officers to check our passports. The week could finally start after the elongated wait to pass through. On our way to the Forfar Field Station, our campsite, everyone had to cram into white taxi vans with the local taxi drivers. Driving through Andros was truly a unique experience on the trip. The scenery was fascinating, as was

  • Drinking Age To 18 Persuasive Speech

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    Do you know drinking is fatal to only to 19 or a younger age? Should the drinking age be lowered from 19 to a younger age? CONS. We should not drink when you are under the drinking age law. Drinking can be all over the world to many countries. With all due respect, I truly think that the drinking age should not be lowered to 19. In my perspective drinking is bad for everyone. Drinking is dangerous to everyone. I am going to explain why not to drink through health issues, younger age people and not

  • Timmy In The Hood Book Report

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    It's a bright sunny morning, birds are chirping and everything is great. In the Hood household Kerry gets a call from her mother Betty saying that it's her birthday tomorrow and what she wants is a Timmy and the Three Turtles or the 3T’s cd for her birthday. Karry is confused with the 3T’s being a rock band. Betty clarifies that that is what she wants. Kerry calls her daughter Little Pink to come down stairs and tells here to buy the new 3T’s cd for her grandma. Kerry gives Little Pink $50 and tells

  • Walking Contradiction Analysis

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    The scene where Travis is with Betsy at the coffee shop lays the foundation for a major theme of the movie. Betsy says to Travis “that he reminds her of the Kris Kristofferson song ‘Walking Contradiction’ ‘he’s a prophet, he’s a pusher, partly truth, partly fiction’.” Travis being a walking contradiction is fitting, he’s an alienated Vietnam vet, uneducated, possibly psychotic, yet he has a keen sense of awareness and insight that one would not expect. He’s returned home from war to a country that

  • Themes In The Chrysalids

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    The Chrysalids by John Wyndham is a well in scripted text portraying the plight faced by many communities and societies in the present world. The narrator, David storm, coherently tries to bring out the scenes and the happenings around the tiny society of Waknuk. The novel tries to bring out various themes in different ways either metaphorically or plainly. Some of the themes which are clearly evident in the text are like fear of authority, religion, sacrifice, oppression, religion and other minor

  • Critique Of The Movie 'Awakenings'

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    Kent Alphard Abrod Ms.Peggy Anne Elmira Lunar Movie Critique of “Awakenings” Awakenings is the most emotionally moving film I have ever seen. It delves deeply into one of the worst human fears, losing the ability to move and function, but it's never forced or manipulative, and there's no heavy-handed message or moral. The cunning director who made the film was Penny Marshall. It was made in the date December 22

  • The Quiet American Film Analysis

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    The film the Quiet American tells the story of a British journalist, a Vietnamese woman, and an undercover CIA agent in midst of the war between the communist Vietnamese and the imperial French Phillip Noyce, the director of the film, thrust into the spotlight, due to directing several films with high budgets, including Rabbit Proof Fence, which was released at nearly the same time as The Quiet American. Noyce was deemed as “an artist on top of his game” by the Seattle Times movie critic Moira

  • Taxi Driver Movie Analysis

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    make Travis Bickle and his loneliness, but this chapter is about the society which alienated him. Taxi Driver was released in 1976, and behind it, there is the social background of the United States from 1960s to 1970s. The main character, Travis Bickle lives in New York, the United States in the 1970s, when there were incidents related to Taxi Driver. According to Iannucci, “Historically, Taxi Driver appeared after a decade of war in Vietnam (1976), and after the Watergate crisis and subsequent resignation

  • Holden Caulfield A Good Friend Analysis

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    I believe a good friend is someone who is honest, non-judgemental, and empathetic. So, would Holden Caulfield, the protagonist in The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, qualify as a good friend? In some ways he would be a good friend, in some ways he would not. Holden Caulfield is a rebellious teenager, who doesn’t live a stable life. He is judgemental, dishonest, and apathetic. Although at times he can be kind and caring. Overall, Holden Caulfield would not make a good friend. Firstly, Caulfield

  • Jazzonia Poem Analysis

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    The final poem of significance is Jazzonia, in which Hughes experiments with literary form to transform the act of listening to jazz into an ahistorical and biblical act. Neglecting form, it is easy to interpret the poem shallowly as a simple depiction of a night-out in a cabaret with jazz whipping people into a jovial frenzy of singing and dancing. But, the poem possesses more depth, when you immerse yourself in the literary form. The first aspect of form to interrogate is the couplet Hughes thrice

  • Film Analysis Of Taxi Driver

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    The man is Travis Bickle, ex-Marine, veteran of Vietnam, writer of devoted celebration notes to his guardians, taxi driver, and executioner. The film seldom strays a long way from the individual, profoundly subjective route in which he sees the city and gives it a chance to wound him. Travis often changes his perspective of whether he is in control of his predetermination or whether his fate is foreordained. Before all else of the film, Travis whines about being forlorn and not having wherever to

  • Personal Narrative: The Punta Cana Trip

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    The Punta Cana Trip In the morning I wake up around 4:00AM with the biggest excitement ever. I eat pizza because that's the first thing I saw. Then I check if I have everything I need. My grandpa drives to our house and drives us to the airport. When we arive there We all say our goodbyes to our grandpa “ Bye Grandpa ” When we walk in Everywhere long lines!! I turn to my mom and say “ do we really have to go threw all of these lines”!! She replies “ Yes honey”. Hhhhhhhhhhhh!! The first line we

  • The Titanic Love Story Essay

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    The Titanic is more than just a love story. It’s about two people who come from extremely different worlds and come together. It’s also about a young woman who breaks free and becomes who she was really meant to be. It takes you on an epic journey back to the year 1912. The Titanic is a wonderful love story, but much more lies behind the scenes in the depths of the movie. The Titanic is a fictional story loosely based on a historical event. So how accurate is the move? The director James Cameron

  • Is Multiculturalism Constructive?

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    Immigration today is a controversial issue for many, although immigrants are the core of this nation. America is formed and ingrained by histories of diverse cultures from all around the world. Multiculturalism is a debatable issue in America. Diverse people have many different views of things, similar or unalike, approve or disapprove. Some people think that multiculturalism is damaging, whereas some others think that multiculturalism is constructive. In my opinion, I agree with multiculturalism

  • Film Analysis: Cinderella Man

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    Two scenes that stuck out to me in the movie Cinderella Man were major keys in showing what it was like in the Great Depression and how it affected people. Although in these scenes James did not talk much at all the actual events that took place showed what he and his family was going through. The first scene chosen was when James was trying to get a job, back in these times there would a crowd of people behind a fence or barrier and the person looking for workers would hand pick people to do the

  • Essay On Nick Carraway In The Great Gatsby

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    The character, Nick Carraway would be portrayed by Timothee Chalamet. Timothee Chalamet is an American actor. He began his career in short films, but he has been getting more exposure especially from the recent Oscars. I believe Timothee would play this role best , because he is so transparent and non judgemental in real life. He is quite young, so he would be very committed and focused on being the best Nick possible. From the films that I have seen with Timothee in them have been absolutely exceptional