12 wins & 17 nominations.
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"Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer". Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0306803356
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[on the character of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver
(1976)] When I set out to write the script I thought it was about loneliness. As I wrote it I realized it was about something a little different and more interesting: self-imposed loneliness, a syndrome of behavior that reinforces itself. And the touchstones of that kind of behavior are all kinds of contradictory impulses. Puristanism and ...
Based his screenplay for Taxi Driver
(1976) on his own experiences of living in Los Angeles, away from his familiar surroundings, feeling completely isolated and struggling with severe depression and contemplating suicide.