Monday, May 4, 2009
The name of one of greatest iconic protagonists of the history of cinema is named “Travis Bickle”. It’s a character which portrayed the ultimate individuality, loneliness, egoism, bohemianism and rebellion. The cinema I am talking about is “Taxi Driver” by Martin Scorsese.
A taxi driver who roams around the city, unable to sleep at night, bored to death about his mundane life and disgusted about the miserable happenings around him. Who hopes, “Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets”. He possesses a quiet reasoning which is uniquely eccentric and attractive at the same time. This is a character that we all envy for its honesty and courage.
The movie which proved Robert De Nero’s versatility in critical characters in later years such as ‘Once upon a Time in America’ by Sergio Leone. Although he was already a shaped actor from the character of ‘young Don Corleone’ in ‘The Godfather part 2”; this movie is a definitive one. One of my all time favorites. Incredibly personal and marvelous.