Movie N° 200: Taxi Driver – M. Scorsese 1976 USA

For a long time I haven´t known how to face this movie internal. At first it is a distressed proof of a human living outside society. Travis Bickle, a former Vietnam-veteran, rubs himself as a taxi driver against his emotional isolation and the supposed rabble of the street. This goes crabwise into a violence excess, which is outrageous for the mainstream cinema until then. But the real ambivalence of this movie is the end. Martin Scorsese´s protagonist arises not only uninjured, but also as a hero out of the story. It is a concession to our archaic desire changing things, which is doomed to failure in our complex society because the individual is captured in guidelines and rules. This could be a reason why Scorsese decided that his protagonist Bickle does not fail.

We choose this movie with its sets because of the almost exemplary places and rooms of an urban life.

Taxi-Driver