After Travis applies to be a taxi driver, he walks out of the dispatcher garage, and as he does so, the camera pans from right to left across the screen as the cabs drive right, in the opposite direction. The shots are close enough together that we can tell that the two takes are not different, and that the same shot is shown twice in a row.
The other taxis seem to be going forward, in the direction we read and in the direction that picture narratives usually move. Travis repeats himself obsessively in the "You talkin' to me" speech, and here the film itself adopts that same method.
Travis walks the other way, and he is moving in the wrong direction even faster than the camera, so it takes a few moments for the camera to catch up to him. The double shot shows that Travis does not repeat himself for practice, as we might, but that each time he erases what came before.
The shot indicates that something isn't quite right about Travis. Much later, when Travis has begun his descent into psychosis, the editing reveals his disjointed state. Practice, by definition, involves improving on each additional effort, but Travis acts as if the previous attempts never happened.
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In general, the shots in Taxi Driver are slow and deliberate.Jamal and Muhammad attempted to hunker down behind a concrete cylinder, but became targeted by a shooter.The event was captured on video for France 2 and shows bullets surrounding the pair until one kills Muhammad.The event occurred at the start of the Second Intifada, a prolonged conflict between Palestine and Israel.During the shooting, Muhammad and his father Jamal were trapped in the crossfire between Israeli and Palestinian soldiers.