sad to admit that i didn’t love it as much as i had in previous viewings. it’s still a great film and i still think it’s probably scorsese’s best, but i didn’t really feel it as much as i have in the past. the cinematography and deniro’s performance are highlights. first and foremost it’s a film about a guy who wants to do something, to have some impact on the world. afi put travis bickle on the top 50 villains of all-time and that has always pissed me off because bickle isn’t at all that bad a guy. sure he does drugs and has serious thoughts about killing a presidential candidate, but who among us hasn’t done those things? in the end bickle does the right thing, and from the start you can tell that his heart is in the right place, he’s just a social outcast and i’ve always related to him in that way. great film.