#46 Taxi Driver

June 1st, 2022

Set in the dark underbelly of 1970s New York City, Travis Bickle obtains a job as a taxi driver in an attempt to cope with his crippling insomnia – a symptom of his trauma sparked by the Vietnam War. Loneliness, racism, poverty, and misogyny all make up the tapestry of an NYC bathed in 1970s social and political decay – is Travis an anti-hero or a symptom of 1970s social decay?