Name: Professors Name: Course: Date: “TAXI DRIVER” Introduction This film majorly entails of a war veteran Travis who managed to acquire a job as a cab driver in New York City. He lacked sleep hence this aided to him working during the night. In this paper I am first going to give a brief plot analysis. Secondly I will focus on the overall text evaluation followed by cinematography and mise-en-scene of the film. Finally I will conclude giving my views concerning the film. Plot Analysis Martin Scorsese directed this film in 1976. It revolves around Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) a victim of insomnia. He secures a new job in New York as a city Cabbie working very late in the night and with the aim of cleaning up the filthy city. He meets with one of the workers Betsy (Cybill Shepherd) and in saving the world he plots Adoption of a rapid succession of the shots has enabled audiences to understand what Travis is undergoing amid the weapons he is planning to use in getting rid of the scums. In conclusion the shots have been used to provide detailed information to the audiences about what is in the characters’ mind or happening around them. Since the film is about 1 hour 13 minutes long the duration of the shots allows one to change his/her mood pertaining the character themes. In the framing of the shots the author has managed to provide valuable information to appeal visualization. Works Cited Ebert Roger. "Taxi Driver Movie Review & Film Summary (1976) | Roger Ebert." Movie Reviews and Ratings by Film Critic Roger Ebert | Roger Ebert rogerebert.com Grist Leighton. "An Italo-Judeo Production: Taxi Driver." The Films of Martin Scorsese 1963–77 2000 pp. 123-157. "Watch Taxi Driver Online Watch Movies Online Free." YouTube 4 July 2016 www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsggUSBRcEM. [...]
DUE FRIDAY OCTOBER 27TH, 2017 AT 4PM This assignment consists of four, two page, analysis of any film or tv show you would like to choose from. -A different movie or tv show scene is required for every 2 pages. -Each should provide a very brief (2-4 sentence) plot synopsis; your overall evaluation of the text, and most importantly, your critical analysis of some component of the text. -Each analysis should focus on providing a detailed analysis of the mise-en-scene and cinematography of that scene. -Examples: Design, composition, off-screen space vs. on-screen space, color, lighting, lenses and depth of field, shot types, camera angle and height, camera movement, framing for POV, speed and length of shot, special effects and CGI.