TRAVIS’S CRITIQUE OF SOCIO-POLITICAL CONDITION IN 1970S AMERICA REPRESENTED IN TAXI DRIVER (1976)

Widyaswara, Iszana (2017) TRAVIS’S CRITIQUE OF SOCIO-POLITICAL CONDITION IN 1970S AMERICA REPRESENTED IN TAXI DRIVER (1976). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    ABSTRACT Iszana Widyaswara. C1313009. 2017. Travis’s Critique of Socio-political Condition in 1970s America represented in Taxi Driver (1976). Thesis. English Department. Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Sebelas Maret University. This study purposes to discover how the critique of socio-political condition in 1970s America is represented in a movie entitled Taxi Driver through Travis Bickle character. It focuses on the analysis of the actual events in the 1970s decade which is portrayed within the movie. This study belongs to descriptive qualitative research. It is conducted under the framework of American Studies limited to history and politics as its branches of subject field. The source of data is Taxi Driver movie produced in 1976. The primary data are taken from the dialogues, scenes, and the mise-en-scene presented in the movie. The analysis indicates that the 1970s America was a decade full with complex socio-political issues, as the American society was in upheaval condition. The New York City as the setting of place of this movie presents how the metropolitan had an awful history during the decade, especially when President Ford rejected to cover for its bankruptcy. The socio-political condition is observed through the viewpoint of Travis Bickle as the main character. The movie displays the representation of the real events with the film, such as the bad economic condition, the high number of prostitution, the presidential election, and the presidential assassination. All those events are connected with the actual events happened in the 1970s. Keywords: 1970s, movie, socio-politics, critique, America

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
    Divisions: Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa
    Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa > Sastra Inggris
    Depositing User: Nanda Rahma Ananta
    Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 09:23
    Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 09:23
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/34491

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