Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver ★★★★★

the cinematography is absolutely breathtaking. it serves as an extension of the film’s messages and intentions, not just as its medium. the framing, color palette and editing are used to create a hazy, surreal and dreamlike watching experience, which just furthers travis’s isolation, loneliness and descent into madness. travis is a sadly relatable yet beautiful character, portraying the real world and it’s people at a time where all that was shown was picture perfect, glossy images of what looked like real people in a fake world. in the final scenes we are led to believe that after the storm there is peace, that there is indeed a happy ending. but we were fooled as we see a peek of travis’s mania re-emerge. there’s a reason this arthouse film is so popular and a classic. it is and always will ring true to us.

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