Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese and director of photography, Michael Chapman was released in 1976. The cinematography in this movie is as soothing as the smooth jazz. For instance, the "All the Animals Come Out at Night" scene, the shots of the taxicab driving through the streets of New York City is a gem. Scorsese and Chapman use a foreground close up of the cab's front bumper, while the background shows the night life of the city. This tells the audience what it's like to be in the driver seat of Travis Bickles. Another scene I thought was interesting was the, "Women are Cold and Distant". When Travis calls Betsy on the pay phone, he asked her if she received the flowers he sent her, the camera starts to dolly to the right of the screen to the hallway, as Travis finds out she didn't receive them. I believe the dolly movement is an analogy of how his relationship with Betsy has ended. The beginning of the scene, the camera was focused on Travis but later the attention was shifted to the empty hallway, a metaphor of how Betsy feels about him, distant. Scorsese and Chapman demonstrated classic cinematography through out the movie. The camera movement, the lighting, the composition and the music all combined together teleport the viewers back into the 1970's of New York City.