One of the hardest things for a director to do is to suggest a characters internal state without the use of dialogue; Taxi Driver succeeds because it takes us inside Travis Bickle's point of view. We have all felt as alone as Travis at some point in our lives. Perhaps that's why, even though he is very clearly an extremely dangerous and unstable individual, we begin to empathize with him. The final half hour of the film is Scorsese showing…
To love something you know you can't have.
To forget responsibilities and live in that brief moment, knowing it won't last.
It captures the mood of two people at a crossroads in their lives so perfectly. The dialogue here feels natural, the little smiles, the stumbled words and the longing glances. Considering how short the script is, this somehow manages to say so much. In fact, it's in the silence that Lost in Translation feels most alive. With it's…
God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives.
Real science fiction is about ideas. More specifically, taking an idea and pushing it to it's logical extremes, ad absurdum. Most modern Sci-Fi doesn't really do this, it get's caught up in flashy visuals and allows the spectacle…