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still from Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, US 1976)

Taxi Driver

Martin Scorsese / US, 1976 / 113 min.

For his final film, Bernard Hermann, Alfred Hitchcock’s famous composer, broke new ground. Desolate, extended saxophone solos accompany Vietnam vet Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) on his peregrinations through night time New York’s sleazy streets.

poster Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, US 1976)

Taxi Driver means Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. Both their careers took off after the release of what would become one of the most iconic American films of the 1970s.

Jazz’s influence mounted. Composer Bernard Hermann created extended, melancholy saxophone solos to provide musical texture to Bickle’s grim odyssey through the derelict New York of the 1970s.

Taxi Driver wouldn’t have become the film it is without Hermann’s music contends All That Jazz programmer Thijs Havens. “Jazz scarcely plays a role in cinema yet is crucial, the lonely, romantic sax solos precisely counterbalance the otherwise quite dark, sometimes opera-like music that Hermann composed for Taxi Driver.”


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Martin Scorsese

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Taxi Driver


113 min.







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still from Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, US 1976)
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