Just finished rewatching this classic.
I’d also forgotten how beautiful the musical score was.
“Are you talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here.”
The character Travis Bickle exists with only one purpose - finding someone to share his time with, and to break his tormenting cycle of isolation. He is lonely, alienated and sees social interaction only from behind the wheel of his cab, an interaction he doesn’t participate in.
Each of Travis’ attempts to subdue a hapless lifestyle ends up with a series of more failures. Taking a girl on a…