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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2003, 04:54:38 PM »
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I didn't like Taxi Driver much...

Flame me please...

I want to love this movie but I can't!

Why?!


diff'rent strokes i guess.  i'm not a fan of casino, and many others think it is brilliant.  taxi driver is wonderful tho, by the way.
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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2003, 04:58:17 PM »
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I didn't like Taxi Driver much...

Flame me please...

I want to love this movie but I can't!

Why?!


Please expand on why you didn't like it. What didn't you like about it?
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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2003, 05:20:08 AM »
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I didn't like Taxi Driver much...

Flame me please...

I want to love this movie but I can't!

Why?!


Please expand on why you didn't like it. What didn't you like about it?


Well I saw it a long time ago (i.e. 3-4 years ago) and I was young then so maybe I just didn't understand it?

I just remember thinking that it jumped around too much. And the ending sucked.  :?:

I rented it the other week but I never ended up watching it. Maybe I should rent it again.

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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2003, 09:14:07 AM »
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How old are you?

Cuz I watched it in my mid-teens and thought it was just okay.

Then, when I was twenty, living on my own in a big city, and working the night shift, I re-watched it. That's when it became my favorite movie ever (barring my optimistic days, then it's behind Magnolia).

It has a kind of lonliness, and rage, and sick sexuality about it. Thinking you could "help" others when you can't even help yourself. The story, acting, and shots are all perfection to me.
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2003, 09:24:43 AM »
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Indeed.  I hate to sound cheesy, but many of the shots in it are pure poetry, and with the VO narration (which I typicaly frown upon) it really did become something of a visual poem (to me anyway.)
Also, I read something about DeNiro acquiring a cabbie license and driving around, chillin with other drivers...and that just elevated him in my eyes, not to mention the film itself because it showed how much passion and dedication everyone invested in the film.  That's how every movie should be made IMHO.
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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2003, 10:27:08 AM »
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That's how every movie should be made IMHO.
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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2003, 05:11:49 AM »
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How old are you?



I'm eighteen.

There are certain movies I watch and when I get done with them, I'm not sure if I liked them or not because I have to take it all in. Then when I watch it again (usually by the second or third time) I fall in love with it.

When I watched Mulholland Dr. for the first time I turned it off after the man behind Winkie's scene because it was boring and weird. Then I watched it the whole way through and felt really stupid, heh.

Then when I watched it again I started putting the pieces together and really liked it.

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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2003, 09:41:00 AM »
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That's how every movie should be made IMHO.


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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2003, 04:13:41 PM »
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keep the avatar, change that username.

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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2003, 12:22:24 PM »
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It has a kind of lonliness, and rage, and sick sexuality about it. Thinking you could "help" others when you can't even help yourself.


More to the point: helping others when they don't want it and insisting they need it.

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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2003, 12:12:34 AM »
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Taxi Driver... too good... too influential... mustn't think about Taxi Driver when I sit down to write... help me... :(  :puppydogeyes:
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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2003, 08:18:04 AM »
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keep the avatar, change that username.


nah, the username fits me to a T.
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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2003, 05:39:10 AM »
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When I saw this film for the very first time, the number one thing that pulled me into its world was the score. I've recently debated with someone who actually really disliked the score. As far as I know, he's the only idiot.. er.. one. Anyone here detest Herrmann's final score?

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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2003, 07:55:18 AM »
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I still think I am missing something. Usually I am so good at understanding films but...

It seemed like Taxi Driver had no story whatsoever and it was just about his isolation from society and then it ended. It just seemed like the film had no point. I DO like how it was shot though.

Someone please prove me wrong.. Or agree with me or something. I just keep hearing how great this film is and I watched it again and I either didn't get it, or didn't like it.

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Re: Taxi Driver
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2003, 09:10:28 AM »
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Lucinda Bryte, you are a wonderful human being and have alot to live for. I love you!
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