"Taxi Driver" Directed by Martin Scorsese, Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Sheperd, Harvey Keitel, Albert Brooks, Peter Boyle, and Martin Scorsese. This Film is really an American Classic. You not only have one of the most influential pair but also one of the best partnerships in Film History. Robert De Niro plays Travis Bickle a Vietnam War Vet, who finds work as a Taxi Driver in New York. It's the mid 70's and things at least from Travis's perspective aren't too pretty. As a Taxi Driver he sees and comes across everyone and everything. One night he crosses paths with a young girl named Iris who is a prostitute when she gets into his cab and tells him to drive. She is played by Jodie Foster. Although he is stunned moments later a pimp played by Harvey Keitel, shows up and takes her away.This Film is unique and one of it's kind in that it shows Travis as a loner and takes you on this psychological journey from his view. It's one of, if not the first Film to really dive into and depict a first person kind of view. Travis is an insomniac so he works days and nights. He eventually meets a woman named Betsy who played by Cybill Sheperd works with a staff on a campaign for the Senator. They go out a couple times but things don't end so well. And this sends Travis on a Slippery slope. He soon becomes obsessed with guns and starts to get ideas to assassinate the Senator and try to make the world right around and somehow make a change. At the time Brian De Palma was attached to Direct but then suggested Scorsese, however Producers of the Film wanted to see a little more from Scorsese. He had done a few films but had just finished Mean Streets and was starting to gain notice. When Scorsese was ready to make Taxi Driver, De Niro was unavailable since he was working with Francis Ford Coppola on The Godfather Part II. The following year Scorsese and De Niro began work on the Film. De Niro spent time behind the wheel of a Taxi for preparation for his role of Travis. He was only recognized once and this was after he won his first Oscar for The Godfather Part II.