TAXI DRIVER featured in All Out Emotions Group 27 July 2011
TAXI DRIVER featured in Shameless Self Promotion 23 July 2011
TAXI DRIVER was created 22 July 2011 with ink, graphite and acrylic (mixed media).
TAXI DRIVER is 4th artwork in my Top 10 Movie Series.
TAXI DRIVER by Anthea Slade
TAXI DRIVER UPCLOSE by Anthea Slade
Vietnam vet, Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) leads a emotionally numb, lonely life as a night-shift cabbie in New York. He roves the streets, killing time by writing in a diary, popping pills and hanging out at porn theatres. His life takes a radical turn after a chance meeting with a 14 year old prostitute (Jodie Foster) and a series of frustrating events and he decides to clean up the sordid milieu of his world. His relationship to Jodie Foster is sensitive and heart touching and re-alights in Travis a protective responsibility towards the vulnerable teenager reawakening his own morality. His answer is no holds-barred violence.
One of the most intensely powerful and emotionally provocative films of all times TAXI DRIVER is a tour de force of raw emotion and painful suspense. Robert De Niro delivers a powerhouse performance as Travis and the film is directed by the great Martin Scorsese.