Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Taxi Driver
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks, Leonard Harris, Steven Prince, Martin Scorsese

Robert De Niro is phenomenal as Travis Bickle, God's Lonely Man, an insomniac Vietnam War veteran turned New York City taxi driver, who becomes increasingly disconnected from the world as he plans to rid the city of decadence and corruption. This hypnotic, unsettling, and violent study of loneliness was scripted by Paul Schrader, and it is one of Martin Scorsese's finest works. The film was beautifully shot by Michael Chapman and Bernard Herrmann's final score fits like a glove.