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    • by Jeremy Frazier
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      Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece Taxi Driver is probably not only one of his greatest film technically, but also artistically. The social comentary of the film is unsurpassed, which says a lot considering the vast number of social-commentary oriented films made during the 1970’s. Taxi

      Driver worked not only as a metaphore for urban distress, but also literally, as it is credited as the inspiration for the assasination attempt on Ronald Reagon’s life. Travis Bickle, played to perfection by Robert DeNiro, is a Vietnam veteran who returns home ...

      • to the city to try and readjust to “normal” life. Taking a job as a taxi driver, he explore the dark side of America’s urban jungle. Although disgusted with the drugs, prostitution and violence, Bickle finds himself unable to see the brighter side
        of society until he discovers a woman who represents the opposing purity (played by Cybil Shepard). As the events of the film unfold, climaxed by Scorsese’s shocking finale, it becomes clear that in our society there is a fine distinction between hero and psycho.

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