In the movie “Taxi Driver”, Robert DeNiro played a man named Travis who spends most of his time driving people around in his cab. Perhaps the two most impressive technical effects in the movie are the music and the scenes where Travis cruises the street. One other notable aspect of the movie is Travis’ narration.
The movie begins with scenes of the streets in a big, fast-paced city. These scenes were accompanied by jazz music. The music was smooth and set the tone for the kind of night life of a big city. The audience saw the streets of the city many times through Travis’ eyes as he drove along in his taxi cab. Travis, at one point speaks of what he calls the scum of the streets. The audience views the very streets which Travis speaks of.
There are times when one gets the feeling that this movie is like a detective story. A few times Travis is shown writing down his thoughts but at the same time the audience can hear what he’s writing. At such times, the fact that everything is documented, makes it seem as though there is some sort of authority to the narration. The narrative therefore hints at the possibility of a kind of good against evil theme. This is what actually does happen at the end of the movie as Travis goes up against the pimps.