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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver s New York and young Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle takes to driving a taxi in search of an escape from his insomnia his barren apartment and his gnawing sense of self disgust which threatens to

  • Title: Taxi Driver
  • Author: Paul Schrader
  • ISBN: 9780571203154
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1970s New York, and young Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle takes to driving a taxi in search of an escape from his insomnia, his barren apartment and his gnawing sense of self disgust, which threatens to erupt in revenge against the sordid, unlovely world through which he travels When his tentative efforts at a relationship with elegant political campaign worker Betsy come t1970s New York, and young Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle takes to driving a taxi in search of an escape from his insomnia, his barren apartment and his gnawing sense of self disgust, which threatens to erupt in revenge against the sordid, unlovely world through which he travels When his tentative efforts at a relationship with elegant political campaign worker Betsy come to naught, Travis conceives of an assassination attempt upon her boss, Senator Charles Palantine But as he cruises the streets at night, Travis encounters a hapless child prostitute, Iris, and her sinister pimp, sport Travis s mounting psychosis acquires a new focus, and violence erupts .One of the key films of the 1970s and winner of the Palme d Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, Taxi Driver was the first of several potent collaborations between Paul Schrader and director Martin Scorsese Inspired by Ford s The Searchers, Bresson s Diary of a Country Priest, the diaries of real life gunman Arthur Bremer, and an especially tormented period in Schrader s own life, Taxi Driver remains a devastating portrait of a man in urban purgatory.

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    1. Paul Schrader

      Although his name is often linked to that of the movie brat generation Spielberg, Scorsese, Coppola, Lucas, De Palma, etc Paul Schrader s background couldn t have been different Schrader s strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a film until he was eighteen Although he than made up for lost time when studying at Calvin College, Columbia University and UCLA s graduate film program, his influences were far removed from those of his contemporaries Bresson, Ozu and Dreyer about whom he wrote a book, Transcendental Style in Film Ozu Bresson Dreyer Da Capo Paperback rather than Saturday morning serials After a period as a film critic and prot g of Pauline Kael , he began writing screenplays, hitting the jackpot when he and his brother, Leonard Schrader a Japanese expert , were paid the then record sum of 325,000, for The Yakuza, thus establishing his reputation as one of Hollywood s top screenwriters which was consolidated when Martin Scorsese filmed Schrader s script Book Taxi Driver 1976 , written in the early 1970s during a bout of drinking and depression The success of the film allowed Schrader to start directing his own films, which have been notable for their willingness to take stylistic and thematic risks while still working squarely within the Hollywood system The most original of his films which he and many others regard as his best was the Japanese co production Mishima A Life in Four Chapters 1985.Biography Source name nm0001707 bio

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    1. Taxi Driver, Paul Schrader تاریخ نخستین خوانش: اکتبر سال 2001 میلادیعنوان: راننده تاکسی؛ نویسنده: پل شریدر؛ مترجم: مازیار اسلامی؛ تهران، کتابهای ارغوانی، 1379؛ در 95 ص؛ شابک: 9649206310؛ موضوع: فیلمنامه های قرن 20 معنوان: راننده تاکسی؛ نویسنده: پل شریدر؛ کارگردان مارتین اسکورسیزی؛ مترجم: فردین صاحب [...]


    2. I don't care what people say Paul Schrader's Taxi Driver is a comedy. ok maybe not a comedy but a tragi-comedy. OK alright it's just a tragedy. i don't think schrader had any intention to be funny but i laughed out loud at some of the scenes in this. and i found travis's maniacal metamorphosis f-ing hilarious.


    3. This Screenplay throws at me, the darker side of my own Life .It tells me I am not alone, It tells me I am alive .


    4. During the 1970’s, a whole series of brilliant films was produced --- with one of its absolute highlights being “Taxi Driver”, by a young film maker called Martin Scorsese. It showed Hollywood and the rest of the world that a new generation was taking over the movie industry; with new ideas, new stars and more directness and frankness than previously imaginable in Tinseltown. Feelings of lose and depression are addressed as experiences from Americans themselves. After Vietnam, Watergate an [...]


    5. فیلمی امریکایی به کارگردانی مارتین اسکورسیزی و محصول سال ۱۹۷۶ استودیو کلمبیا است.این فیلم به عنوان یکی از مهم‌ترین و جنجال‌‌برانگیزترین فیلم‌های تاریخ سینما شناخته می‌شود. این فیلم بعدها جایزه نخل طلا فستیوال فیلم کن را نیز برد


    6. If you've ever seen the film Taxi Driver, you probably know how unforgettable it is. Reading the script was a chance to analyze the story and to really understand its depth and meanings behind the fast-paced plot and creative characters.


    7. سائق التاكسي هي قصة حول ترافيس الذي يعاني من أضطرابات عقلية بعد مشاركته في الحرب الفيتنامية ويعمل سائقا للتاكسي في الليل ليتورط في قضية فكيف سينجو منها ~


    8. Reading the script was interesting for me because as a teenager i had seen the film numerous times, so reading it i could hear the film in the back of my head. The best part about reading this, for me, was the fact that I got to see just how much of the film dialogue was improvised on the spot. Actors either added or subtracted to the dialogue on some scenes, adding so much more to the film than what was already there in the script. I added this in notes, sometimes word for word the changes. It [...]


    9. Schrader once said,"[S]creenplays are not works of art. They are invitations to others to collaborate on a work of art, but they are not in themselves works of art." I'd be tempted to disagree on the basis of a number of his works, but especially Taxi Driver, which in its stage directions and characterizations of Travis Bickle gives him a novelistic depth, which makes sense as Schrader said he intentionally produced a screenplay hewing closer to a chapter-segmented novel than typical screenwriti [...]


    10. I found it cool that it was very much like the movie.Maybe I am not very familiar with screenplays and how much of them should a movie portray in the screen but being a big fan of the movie I must say that I absolutely adored it and I read it with a hot coffee nearby which at the end was cold as Arctic because I had just forgotten to drink it from being too absorbed in the reading.This screenplay is so important to me because it portrays a big portion of my life and the way I often feel.I find i [...]


    11. Reading this - the screenplay of Scorcese's film 'Taxi Driver' - confirmed for me what a great movie it it. The screenplay is a story - dialogue, a plot, a character.The movie is more than that. When I watched the film I experienced it - the kind of movement where time gets shorter and you're anticipating what's coming next without realizing that you're holding your breath. I didn't know until after when I'd read reviews about the famous movie that I was experiencing the descent into psychosis, [...]


    12. Only three stars because Schrader's script is good but it's really just a backup for DeNiro's masterfully brooding performance. And since so much of the film is improvised anyway, the script is really just a template more than anything else.


    13. Entranced with the movie when it first came out I hunted downthe book, which is just a light treating of the script intoreadable form, printedafter the movie obviously just to cash in on its popularity(and suckers like me).


    14. کتاب قشنگی هست داستان یه تفنگ دار دریایی برگشته از جنگ و موجه شدنش با جامعه ای که متعلق به اون نیست


    15. در صورت تمایل، جهت مشخصات فیلمی که بر اساس این کتاب ساخته شده‌ است؛ می‌توانید از لینک زیر استفاده بفرمایید/title/tt0075314



    16. The story's a classic, the movie's a classic, and the character's an icon. In screenplays, for me, the dialogue's everything, and this screenplay had great dialogue that really revealed character.




    17. It is an amazing script. I have never read such an instructive screenplay before; Schrader is in control of everything. Of course he had listened to the director and they cooperated together. I cannot really say the story is good; but Schrader creates a character, who might be considered a cliche for today. Nevertheless, this might be the movie which turned this character into a cliche, so that means the roots of stoic pscyho, anti-hero were initiated in this script. Indeed, knights, cowboys and [...]


    18. Greatest Screenplay I've ever read. Schrader finds a brilliant way to bring the reader into the lost, troubled mind of Travis Bickle


    19. Travis Bickle is a an who can't sleep so he takes a job as a taxi driver and takes readers on a crazy journey. This is a gutsy story and an interesting read.


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