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Taxi Driver

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  822 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
1970s New York, and young Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle takes to driving a taxi in search of an escape from his insomnia, his barren apartment and his gnawing sense of self-disgust, which threatens to erupt in revenge against the sordid, unlovely world through which he travels. When his tentative efforts at a relationship with elegant political campaign worker Betsy come t ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published February 21st 2000 by Faber & Faber (first published 1975)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Taxi Driver, Paul Schrader
عنوان: راننده تاکسی؛ نویسنده: پل شریدر؛ مترجم: مازیار اسلامی؛ تهران، کتابهای ارغوانی، 1379؛ در 95 ص؛ شابک: 9649206310؛ موضوع: فیلمنامه های قرن 20 م
عنوان: راننده تاکسی؛ نویسنده: پل شریدر؛ کارگردان مارتین اسکورسیزی؛ مترجم: فردین صاحب زمانی؛ تهران، نشر نی، 1380؛ در 208 ص؛ شابک: 9643125513؛ چاپ دوم 1383؛ موضوع: فیلمنامه های قرن 20 م
Inder Suri
This Screenplay throws at me, the darker side of my own Life .
It tells me I am not alone, It tells me I am alive .
Zaki
Feb 04, 2016 Zaki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't care what people say Paul Schrader's Taxi Driver is a comedy. ok maybe not a comedy but a tragi-comedy. OK alright it's just a tragedy. i don't think schrader had any intention to be funny but i laughed out loud at some of the scenes in this. and i found travis's maniacal metamorphosis f-ing hilarious.
Willem van den Oever
During the 1970’s, a whole series of brilliant films was produced --- with one of its absolute highlights being “Taxi Driver”, by a young film maker called Martin Scorsese. It showed Hollywood and the rest of the world that a new generation was taking over the movie industry; with new ideas, new stars and more directness and frankness than previously imaginable in Tinseltown. Feelings of lose and depression are addressed as experiences from Americans themselves. After Vietnam, Watergate and the ...more
Saman Kashi
Apr 22, 2008 Saman Kashi added it
Shelves: screenplay

فیلمی امریکایی به کارگردانی مارتین اسکورسیزی و محصول سال استودیو کلمبیا است.

این فیلم به عنوان یکی از مهمترین و جنجالبرانگیزترین فیلمهای تاریخ سینما شناخته میشود. این فیلم بعدها جایزه نخل طلا فستیوال فیلم کن را نیز برد
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J.C.
Jan 23, 2013 J.C. rated it really liked it
Shelves: screenplay
Reading the script was interesting for me because as a teenager i had seen the film numerous times, so reading it i could hear the film in the back of my head. The best part about reading this, for me, was the fact that I got to see just how much of the film dialogue was improvised on the spot. Actors either added or subtracted to the dialogue on some scenes, adding so much more to the film than what was already there in the script. I added this in notes, sometimes word for word the changes. It ...more
Rebecca McNutt
May 14, 2015 Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing
If you've ever seen the film Taxi Driver, you probably know how unforgettable it is. Reading the script was a chance to analyze the story and to really understand its depth and meanings behind the fast-paced plot and creative characters.
Mousa
Dec 25, 2015 Mousa rated it liked it
سائق التاكسي هي قصة حول ترافيس الذي يعاني من أضطرابات عقلية بعد مشاركته في الحرب الفيتنامية ويعمل سائقا للتاكسي في الليل ليتورط في قضية فكيف سينجو منها ~
Mark
Sep 27, 2016 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Schrader once said,"[S]creenplays are not works of art. They are invitations to others to collaborate on a work of art, but they are not in themselves works of art." I'd be tempted to disagree on the basis of a number of his works, but especially Taxi Driver, which in its stage directions and characterizations of Travis Bickle gives him a novelistic depth, which makes sense as Schrader said he intentionally produced a screenplay hewing closer to a chapter-segmented novel than typical screenwriti ...more
Arlind Fazliu
I found it cool that it was very much like the movie.Maybe I am not very familiar with screenplays and how much of them should a movie portray in the screen but being a big fan of the movie I must say that I absolutely adored it and I read it with a hot coffee nearby which at the end was cold as Arctic because I had just forgotten to drink it from being too absorbed in the reading.
This screenplay is so important to me because it portrays a big portion of my life and the way I often feel.I find i
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Chavi
Apr 04, 2013 Chavi rated it liked it
Reading this - the screenplay of Scorcese's film 'Taxi Driver' - confirmed for me what a great movie it it.
The screenplay is a story - dialogue, a plot, a character.
The movie is more than that.
When I watched the film I experienced it - the kind of movement where time gets shorter and you're anticipating what's coming next without realizing that you're holding your breath.
I didn't know until after when I'd read reviews about the famous movie that I was experiencing the descent into psychosis,
...more
Matt
Mar 01, 2015 Matt rated it liked it
Shelves: theatrepieces

Only three stars because Schrader's script is good but it's really just a backup for DeNiro's masterfully brooding performance.

And since so much of the film is improvised anyway, the script is really just a template more than anything else.
carl  theaker
Jul 02, 2010 carl theaker rated it liked it
Shelves: artsy


Entranced with the movie when it first came out I hunted down
the book, which is just a light treating of the script into
readable form, printed
after the movie obviously just to cash in on its popularity
(and suckers like me).
Saman Kashi

در صورت تمایل، جهت مشخصات فیلمی که بر اساس این کتاب ساخته شده است؛ میتوانید از لینک زیر استفاده بفرمایید
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075314
...more
Alene Sen
May 02, 2013 Alene Sen rated it liked it
Shelves: screenplay
The story's a classic, the movie's a classic, and the character's an icon. In screenplays, for me, the dialogue's everything, and this screenplay had great dialogue that really revealed character.
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Although his name is often linked to that of the 'movie brat' generation (Spielberg, Scorsese, Coppola, Lucas, De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different. Schrader's strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a film until he was eighteen. Although he more than made up for lost time when studying at Calvin College, Columbia University and UCLA's graduate ...more
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