Mary Rose Cook

Taxi Driver

I love this shot. Even though Travis Bickle is supposedly God’s lonely man, we know him as the subject of a Hollywood film. But, earlier in the film, in this shot, he is just another unremarkable guy, alone in the early morning, in the distance, swigging from a bottle of whiskey.

And I love how, in the “Are you talking to me?” scene, you can hear the everyday noise of people outside as Travis Bickle goes mad inside: