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Taxi Driver Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd

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Robert DeNiro stars in Martin Scorsese' classic film, Taxi Driver. He plays Travis Bickle, an ex-marine in the Vietnam war, feeling he is unappreciated by his country. He hates all the scum on the streets of New York as he drives past it all. The prostitutes, the pimps and the drug dealers, he wants that all to be flushed down the toilet, to be gone. He notices Betsey (Cybill Shepherd) a young woman working for senitor Pallentine, trying to get him ellected. She rejects him after a date and Travis is convinced she's like all the rest, not caring and pretentious. He comes across a 13 year old prostitute Iris (Jodie Foster) and her disgusting pimp Sport (Harvey Keitel). In the end Travis saves Iris and kills Sport and 2 other lowlifes and is called a hero in the papers.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   white collar fraud/theft Criminal enemy is...    -   drug dealers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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