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Desultory Reflections on Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and the “American Mass Culture Hell”

“He’s a walking contradiction / partly truth and partly fiction.” In the iconic film Taxi Driver, Betsy intones these words from a Kris Kristofferson song as she gazes intently at Travis Bickle, a man who embodies everything Betsy previously deemed … Continue reading

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