Onsdagsfilmen: Taxi Driver

“Every day for 40 fucking years,” sa Robert de Niro i 2016, “at least one of you has come up to me and said – what do you think – ‘You talkin’ to me?’” Kanskje ikke så rart. En av filmhistoriens mest legendariske replikker fra en av de mest legendariske filmene; Taxi Driver fra 1976.

Robert De Niro spiller den søvnløse, ensomme og paranoide vietnamveteranen Travis Bickle. Han lever på piller og tjener til livets opphold ved å kjøre taxi i New Yorks gater om natten. Etter et svært mislykket stevnemøte med blondinen Betsy legger Travis om livsstilen: Han begynner å trene opp kroppen og terper skyteferdighetene. Travis planlegger et blodbad og har utpekt presidentkandidaten Charles Palatine til sitt offer. (Kilde: filmweb.no)

Filmvisningen er gratis og åpen for alle. Filmen vises i samarbeid med ENG2534 – American Politics.

About American Politics (ENG-2534)

This course focuses on American political institutions – the presidency, elections, political parties, Congress and the courts – and on contemporary national politics, including ideological conflicts and political debate.

The course is topical in character, but regardless of the specific topic, broader historical patterns (continuities) as well as moments of fracture, dislocation and change will be considered. Explanatory paradigms include the role of ideas and ideologies, the influences of the media sphere, changing or clashing definitions of American identity(ies), the politics of symbolism, the impact of institutional continuity, and the influence of social changes and stresses.

Course topic for Autumn 2018: American Liberalism and Its Discontents: Politics and Culture after WW2.

Publisert 7. aug. 2018 12:44 - Sist endret 7. aug. 2018 12:44