How Bernard Herrmann gave Bad Bobby a Theme in Taxi Driver.
Bernard Herrmann’s iconic score is a supporting character in Martin Scorsese’s drama about a dangerous loner. Every month, we at The Spool select a filmmaker to explore in greater depth — their themes, their deeper concerns, how their works chart the history of cinema and the filmmaker’s own biography.
Diary of a Taxi Driver Lyrics: May 10th. Thank God for the rain, which has helped wash the garbage and the trash off the sidewalks. I'm workin' long hours now, six days a week. Sometimes seven.
Several styles of camerawork in Taxi Driver reveal Travis's loneliness and his distance from society. In general, the shots in Taxi Driver are slow and deliberate. After Travis applies to be a taxi driver, he walks out of the dispatcher garage, and as he does so, the camera pans from right to left across the screen as the cabs drive right, in the opposite direction.
He is a reflection of the current events of the early 1970s. The Taxi Driver inspired the copy pasting, most notably the assassination attempt in 1988 aimed at Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley III. Scorsese expects the audience to feel the same. Scorsese portrays masculinity and male sexuality specifically in The Taxi Driver (Lury).
Bernard Hermann's soundtrack, which he wrote shortly before his death, turns Travis's ordinary life into what is sometimes a heroic epic, sometimes a horror film, and other times no more than just another New York story. Two major themes dominate the score of Taxi Driver. The first features an eight-bar melodic sighing of a solo saxophone.
Considered one of the greatest film scores ever composed, this is the soundtrack album for Martin Scorsese’s 1976 thriller. Famously, Bernard Herrmann finished recording the soundtrack in.
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