Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Redemption of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976)

In many film noirs our protagonists are on a quest for redemption, and Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver is no exception. Our main character, Travis Bickle, is haunted by the isolating and corrupt New York City landscape. One particular event that … Continue reading

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Acting of the Major Charecters in Klute (1971)

The times, technology, and social attitude may have changed, but the paranoia from the post war era still remains in 1971’s Klute. In Klute we have three main characters, Peter Cable, John Klute, and Bree Daniels. Despite their numerous differences, … Continue reading

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The Infamous Tracking Shot in Touch Of Evil (1958)

In class we have seen a wide variety of unique opening sequences, but few are done with as much precision as the opening to Orson Welles’s Touch of Evil. The opening sequence is a three minute tracking shot set in … Continue reading

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