August 26th 2010 23:51
Five features into his distinguished career, but only his third major release, director Martin Scorsese delivered Taxi Driver (1976), the first of three masterpieces; Raging Bull (1980) and Goodfellas (1990) being the other two. At once a searing portrait of emotional alienation and psychological deterioration with a realm of urban decay, and also a blistering study of humankind’s innate loneliness and man’s propensity for extreme violence, Taxi Driver is still as powerful and dangerous now, as it was 35 years ago.
Jodie Foster as Iris
Travis gets to know Iris who is with her friend (Garth Avery, a hooker whom Scorsese modeled Iris on)
We’ll always wonder just what was it that caught the paranoid eye of God’s lonely man, perhaps it’s best we never found out …
Here's the trailer:
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