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1976 movie by Martin Scorsese with Robert de Niro

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What did the pimp mean by 'no rough stuff' in Taxi Driver?

During the pimp scene, the pimp tells Travis what he can do: You can cum on her, f*** her in the mouth, f*** her in the ass, cum on her face, man. She get your cock so hard she'll make it explode. ...
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Two different cameos of Martin Scorsese in Taxi Driver

In the movie Taxi Driver, we see Martin Scorsese in two different cameos. The most prominent one being Travis's passenger. This role is credited as "Passenger Watching Silhouette" and we do have a ...
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Who are these two persons Travis was staring at?

In the start of the movie Taxi Driver, when Travis was sitting with other cab drivers, he was staring at these people who were also staring back at him. After a taxi driver shows some "piece" to ...
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What does Travis Bickle mean when he says 'I need to get organizized' In Taxi Driver

In the movie Taxi Driver there is this scene where Travis Buckle invites Betsy into a coffee shop and they start talking. What does he really mean by "organizized, ...
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Cinematography and Mise en scene in Taxi Driver's “You talking to me?” scene [closed]

This movie is considered an all time great, and especially the mirror scene when Travis is talking to his mirror is heralded as an amazing scene. I don't exactly see what makes this scene above and ...
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The ending of the relationship between Travis Bickle and Betsy

In Taxi Driver, Things go well for him, and Betsy (which he used to like) goes to his cab. Did she now want to restart things with him since he was a famous hero? That was my interpretation. Or does ...
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Why does Travis Bickle attempt the assassination?

In Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle ruins his relationship with the woman he likes. Then, he tries to get her back, fails, starts becoming angry, fantasizing with killing people. Part of his hatred is ...
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Why would Travis Bickle go on a date to an adult cinema?

In the beginning of Taxi Driver, we see Travis as an insomniac loner that falls in love with a gorgeous blonde. They hit it off, he looks confident, smooth, but then he takes her to a porn cinema. ...
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Why does Travis Bickle have flowers in his apartment?

In Taxi Driver, However, we eventually see his apartment filled with flowers. He complains about their smell and eventually burns them. Why would he have the flowers there? Were they not delivered to ...
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Why is Travis a “walking contradiction”?

In the movie "Taxi Driver", Travis meets Betsy for lunch and she tells him a quote from a song: He's a prophet... he's a prophet and a pusher, partly truth, partly fiction. A walking contradiction. ...
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Why is the 'You talking to me' speech from the movie 'Taxi Driver' so famous?

So I recently watched the movie Taxi Driver after hearing a lot about it, and I have one question. Why is the 'You talking to me'? speech so famous? I've heard this dialogue so many times in other ...
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Has there ever been a chain of art imitating life, and life returning the favour, like the one involving the film Taxi Driver (1976)?

The 1976 film Taxi Driver featured the character Travis Bickle, whom screen-writer Paul Shrader based on Arthur Bremer, who tried to assassinate presidential hopeful George Wallace in 1972 to impress ...
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What does Travis Bickle's changed hairstyle represent in Taxi Driver?

Travis (DeNiro) changed his hairstyle to Mohawk near the end of Taxi Driver. I guess he changed his hairstyle to avoid the secret service agent (the one he ridiculed before), or was there some other ...
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Last scene of taxi driver

In the last scene of Taxi Driver, we see Travis (Robert de Niro) doing a strange and rapid movement with his eyes: what does it mean? I can't find a clip, sorry. EDIT I am referring to the last ...