This article is about the 1976 movie Taxi Driver. It talks about the exotic cars in the film and their significance.
One of the most iconic scenes in Taxi Driver is when Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) drives through New York City with his Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum revolver, trying to find a prostitute to kill. In this scene, Travis drives through Times Square and into Central Park, where he sees a number of exotic cars that are worth more than $100,000 today. In fact, many of these cars are now priceless because they no longer exist.
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.
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