Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver, 1976 (still); image: courtesy Alamy

Film

Taxi Driver

Part of Modern Cinema: Satyajit Ray

Saturday, October 13, 2018

8 p.m.

“After he takes a job as a taxi driver to cope with chronic insomnia, Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), ex-Marine with a sporty mohawk, begins to see the dark city as one vast cesspool of crime and concupiscence. Raunchy streets by night, seedy porn theaters by day, and only one bright spot, the angelic Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), a worker for a political campaign. When his angel takes it on the wing, Bickle decides to clean the streets of its depraved human debris.” — BAMPFA


Film Details

Country: U.S.A.

Language: English

Year: 1976

Running time: 114 min

Format: 35mm
Director: Martin Scorsese

Screenwriter: Paul Schrader

Producers: Phillip M. Goldfarb, Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips

Cinematographer: Michael Chapman

Editors: Tom Rolf, Melvin Shapiro
Source: Swank


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