Originally Posted by Claireofthemoon
The first time I saw Taxi Driver was when I was 15 and living in the big city. I related to his character's feeling of being around people yet still feeling isolated. I think the reason he was going to shoot the governor is he wanted to Do something..something that made a difference-he wasn't being sensible about whether it was a good decision or not. Some of my favorite scenes are: when he takes Cybil to the porn movie because he's so socially inept he doesn't realize that it's inappropriate, of course "Are you talkin' to me?" His scenes with Harvey Keitel and Jodie Foster. He didn't go to jail because he was a hero. He rescued little Ivy from the pimp and scum and no that doesn't really make sense....
Oh yeah. I can get that. I always said that movies are always special to someone cause they can either relate to it during the time of viewing, something was going on with their lives that made the connection. There are also little tiny things in films that you just love about it and sticks with you where as it fly's right by others. Not sure if I'm even making sense here heheh.
Yeah the theatre scene was pretty brutal cause he honestly had no clue how wrong that was heheh.
Personally, I thought he may have wanted to shoot the governor kind of as a way to hurt Cybil who hurt him since he knew that he was important in her life at the time.