Do you remember the last time you had to sit through a gruelling hour and a half of bad cinema just because it was a movie about cars? Gearheads are often denied the simple pleasures of a good story and compelling performances. Yet, there are tales of glorious cars and legendary drivers littered throughout the history of motorsport. Following are tales of ambition, passion and tragedy, which artfully demonstrate the love of man and machine.
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Robert De Niro plays Vietnam War veteran Travis Bickle, who is disillusioned by the corruption of humanity which he sees around him. To help his depression and insomnia, he becomes a night-shift taxi driver in New York City. Taxi Driver is about the melancholy which sits dormant in our chests until it is stirred by empathy and injustice. The movie was mired with controversy before its release, but became a roaring success afterward. No, there are no crazy car chases or heart-stopping explosions. This is one man’s attempt to realise his depression and combat it by doing what he thinks is right.