#816: Taxi Driver (7 From '76) / This Gun for Hire ('40s Noir #2)


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Set post-Vietnam in a Big Apple at its filthiest, Martin Scorsese's Best Picture-nominated TAXI DRIVER is very much of its time, but the film's troubled anti-hero, "God's lonely man" Travis Bickle, is a figure we've become all too used to—on social media, at political rallies, or storming the U.S. Capitol. Adam and Josh continue the 7 From '76—Best Year Ever series with a 45th-anniversary review. Plus, Rd. 2 of Filmspotting Madness and the second film in the '40s Noir Marathon, THIS GUN FOR HIRE starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.

0:00 - Billboard

1:13 - 7 From '76—Best Year Ever: "Taxi Driver"

Bernard Herrmann, "Thank God For The Rain"

47:57 - Next Week / Notes

55:53 - Filmspotting Madness, Rd. 2

1:17:44 - '40s Noir Marathon: "This Gun for Hire"

1:36:30 - Outro

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