The Pestle


Ep 216: “Taxi Driver”

November 29, 2022

We’re talkin’ to Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” and discuss:

  • Story & Writing, character studies;
  • The Ending;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

“I don’t think it was uncomfortable for me; I think it was uncomfortable for other people, but it wasn’t really for me. I had been an actress for a long time, I had done a lot of movies before I did ‘Taxi Driver.’ To me it was another role, and I understood the difference between making movies and actually being a person. So it wasn’t really impactful for me. I don’t think I was confused by the sexuality in the film.” – Jodie Foster

Notes & References:
The 400 Blows” (iMDB)
French New Wave (wiki)
The male gaze (wiki)
Incel origins (BBC)
Jack Reynor (iMDB)

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