Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver - 10/30/2006 2:05:00 PM Scorsese likes to work...

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Scorsese likes to work with good writers and helps them write themselves Works with established people Schrader- Taxi Driver and Raging Bull Paul Schrader *Raging Bull is a personal film for him o based on actual historic person (Arthur Bremer) presidential assassin trying to get Nixon and ended up getting  Wallace  Taxi Driver was first screenplay to be recognized as person contribution Taxi Driver opening and closing shots *suggest pattern or design to what film will adhere and suggest some of its  themes o *pattern and design Closing shots leave film open ended or create positive or negative resolution  to conflict o Find out where journey has taken us Taxi Driver vs Mean Streets Taxi Driver has much tighter narrative o Three acts o Less episodic o Large sequences o Narrative designs o Ending looks back to beginning
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course DRAM 281 taught by Professor Korte during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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