To make a film, you must be a good student first. And to be a good student, you have to study the art of filmmaking very deeply. The subject is vast and extremely intricate, spanning across several genres and types. The beauty of filmmaking lies in its variety and the wide nature of it. There are several aspects and many films from where to learn these different techniques. We, at the Cinemaholic, have decided to list out the top films every aspiring filmmaker should see. So, my dear aspirants, whip out your notebooks and mark the points.
10. Taxi Driver (1976)
Martin Scorsese had already rifled up the critics circle with ‘Mean Streets’ in 1973. Three years later, accompanied by the trustworthy Robert De Niro, Scorsese created a masterpiece which would be revered by the generations yet to come. When ‘Taxi Driver’ hit the screens in 1976, the cinematic world was taken by a complete surprise. Never before had a film delved so much into the human psyche and upheld the inner dormant insanity.
‘Taxi Driver’ opened the door for neo-noir generation and inspired an entire generation of directors like David Lynch and David Fincher, who would thrive in this genre. Martin Scorsese shot the story of a troubled marine turned vigilante with style, with the iconic mirror monologue being one of the significant talking points in American pop culture. Robert De Niro’s improvisation helped immensely, but credit must be given to the director for recognizing the moment and letting it stay. The opening shot of the taxi meandering through the streets of New York is a memorable one and countless films have taken inspiration from it. He combined suspense with a tinge of sympathy and made Travis Bickle immortal. You Talkin’ to Me?
Read More: Best Schizophrenia Movies of All Time
9. Battle of Algiers (1966)