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Reasons I write Noir #1: Scorsese's Taxi Driver and the Pathology of Loneliness

I was a high school sophomore when I discovered the words film noir. Words that encompassed vast works of literature and film that still hold a special place in modern literature and film. 897 more words

Writing

BEER ADVENTURES: FIVE BOROUGHS, FOUR BEERS

FIVE BOROUGHS, CNR ROXBURGH AND MAJORIRBANKS ST, MT VICTORIA

Five Boroughs is a New York styled, neighbourhood ‘deli, diner and dive’ in Mt Victoria. With an exterior hording promising ‘ice cold beer’, the Thirsties squeezed into a booth one sunny January to evening partake in a chilled beer or two. 205 more words

Bars

Caturday - You Talkin' to Me?

If I were Ellie, I would be a tad concerned. Just look at the defiant look Miko has. I believe she may be channelling Travis Bickle. 19 more words

Cats

"Nightcrawler" is a beautiful creep show

It is rare for a first film to be as masterful as “Nightcrawler,” the new Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle directed by Dan Gilroy. The film, which was also produced by Gyllenhaal, examines the ethical minefield of modern newsgathering without preaching about it. 547 more words

Blue Collar - OST (1978)

In Paul Schrader’s directorial debut, disgruntled auto plant worker Richard Pryor tells his equally downtrodden colleagues, Yaphet Kotto and Harvey Keitel, about a safe he spots in the union rep’s office. 354 more words

Are You Talkin' to Me?

In the famous ‘mirror scene’ of Martin Scorsese’s classic Taxi Driver, cabbie Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) rhetorically confronts himself with aggressive remarks. 1,189 more words

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