Robert de Niro spielt einen verstörten Vietnamveteranen, der jetzt in New York als Nachtschicht-Taxifahrer arbeitet. Der viele Schmutz, die Brutalität und die Unmenschlichkeit, die er erlebt hat, haben ihn zum Einzelgänger gemacht. Schwierigkeiten im Alltag und seine verbotene Beziehung zu einer 14jährigen Prostituierten (Jodie Foster) lassen ihm nur einen Ausweg: die Gewalt. Der Höhepunkt des Films ist eine der stärksten und zugleich grauenvollsten Szenen der Filmgeschichte. De Niros Darstellung und Martin Scorseses Regie machen Taxi Driver zu einem der ganz großen Klassiker.
Real taxi drivers know more than how to get you there without a GPS. Philosophers all, they know how to get you there in life. This 20th anniversary edition of the wise and hilarious classic, as true now as ever, is a celebration of the witty, philosophical perspective on human nature culled from real quotations from real cab drivers who´ve been around the block. On reading the signs: ´´If a man keeps telling you he loves you, over and over, then something is wrong.´´ On vanity economics: ´´The worse a town´s economy is, the better looking the guys who work at the local gas station are.´´ Evocative black and white photos and a cab-dash padded cover with taxi-yellow page edges showcases the wisdom in style.
Jack Bruno (Dwayne Johnson) ist Taxifahrer in Las Vegas und auch wenn ihn dieser Job fürchterlich langweilt und er in einem schäbigen Apartment wohnt, will er seine kriminelle Vergangenheit auf keinen Fall wieder aufleben lassen. Eines Morgens sitzen plötzlich zwei Teenager bei ihm im Taxi. Die beiden wollen ganz weit raus ins Nirgendwo kutschiert werden und zahlen dafür einen Batzen Geld. Nach einigen Zwischenfällen wird Jack klar, dass Sarah (AnnaSophia Robb) und Seth (Alexander Ludwig) nicht diese üblichen Alienspinner sind, die sich sonst im Überfluss in Las Vegas tummeln, sondern wirklich nicht von dieser Welt. Die beiden haben eine außerirdische Mission zu erfüllen und Jack ringt sich dazu durch, ihnen beizustehen im Kampf gegen Agenten der Regierung und einen intergalaktischen Killer. Mit Hilfe von Dr. Alex Friedman (Carla Gugino) gelangen sie dann endlich zu ihrem Ziel - dem Witch Mountain.
Survival Polish Crash Course is ideal if you: have never learned Polish but always wanted to (only the essentials / clear and precise grammar comments / systematic tables) want to visit Poland and linguistically survive it :) want to memorize the typical conversations In a cafe, taxi, etc. (tips and tricks about Polish reality: cuisine, travel, etc.) want to systematize bits and pieces of Polish that you learned ´´somehow, somewhere´´ The Survival Polish Crash Course self-study book has been written for students on A0/A1 level. The book contains 17 modules in which the student becomes acquainted with typical every-day situations and acquires the skills necessary to react in these situations. The variety of exercises, which are enriched with carefully selected illustrations, together with an innovative pronunciation practice and accompanying audio tracks all speed up the learning process. The instructions for the exercises, grammar explanations and real-life references are in English to help those students who are working on their own. The grammar commentary includes only the necessary minimum of information for this level and has been written in a simple and user-friendly way. The selected real-life references prepare and help all those planning a visit in Poland to function in a new, unknown reality. At the end of the book there is a key, a mini-dictionary (PL/ENG/DE) as well as a list of all the words with their pronunciation.
Bei der Klassiker-Reihe schlägt das Sammlerherz eines jeden Tatort-Fans höher. Die Siebziger Edition legt den Grundstein für die Sammlung der gesamten Tatort-Geschichte. Inhalt der ersten Box ist u.a. Tatort Folge 1 ´Taxi nach Leipzig´ (1970) mit dem beliebten Kommissar Trimmel.
Bei der Klassiker-Reihe schlägt das Sammlerherz eines jeden Tatort-Fans höher. Die Siebziger Edition legt den Grundstein für die Sammlung der gesamten Tatort-Geschichte. Inhalt der ersten Box ist u.a. Tatort Folge 1 ´´Taxi nach Leipzig´´ (1970) mit dem beliebten Kommissar Trimmel
This deluxe three-volume paperback boxed set-gorgeously designed editions in a see-through case, with a removeable sticker on the shrink wrap packaging-is a collector´s item in the making. It beautifully showcases Haruki Murakami´s most ambitious novel yet, 1Q84-a love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a dystopia to rival George Orwell´s. The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver´s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84-´´Q is for ´question mark.´ A world that bears a question.´´ Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. As Aomame´s and Tengo´s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector. An instant bestseller around the world, 1Q84 is a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.
Photographer Christopher Herwig first noticed the unusual architecture of Soviet-era bus stops during a 2002 long-distance bike ride from London to St. Petersburg. Challenging himself to take one good photograph every hour, Herwig began to notice surprisingly designed bus stops on otherwise deserted stretches of road. Twelve years later, Herwig had covered more than 18,000 miles in 14 countries of the former Soviet Union, traveling by car, bike, bus and taxi to hunt down and document these bus stops. The local bus stop proved to be fertile ground for local artistic experimentation in the Soviet period, and was built seemingly without design restrictions or budgetary concerns. The result is an astonishing variety of styles and types across the region, from the strictest Brutalism to exuberant whimsy. Soviet Bus Stops is the most comprehensive and diverse collection of Soviet bus stop design ever assembled, including examples from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Estonia. Originally published in a quickly sold-out limited edition, Soviet Bus Stops, named one of the best photobooks of 2014 by Martin Parr, is now available in a highly anticipated, expanded smaller-format trade edition.
This new edition of Bradt´s Uzbekistan continues to offer more practical detail for independent travelers than any other guidebook to that country, written by expert authors who have lived and worked in Central Asia since 2008. With first-hand descriptions of everything from UNESCO world heritage sites and the world´s best collection of Russian avant-garde art, to riding across deserts by camel and cooking plov, Uzbekistan´s authors bring the country alive in this fully updated 2nd edition. Comprehensive details of accommodation, restaurants and public transport options are included, along with an increased number of detailed maps, more trekking and hiking routes and off the beaten track locations, as well as full information on how to travel around the country by bus, train and shared taxi. There´s a new section on Uzbekistan by bike, much more on the country´s flora and fauna, and detailed, hard-hitting information on the current state of the economy, domestic politics and foreign affairs. All listings have been thoroughly updated and the latest highlights brought to the fore. Uzbekistan is famed for the golden road to Samarkand and the equally famous Silk Road cities of Bukhara and Khiva. Beyond these indisputable highlights, however, lies a country rich in history but with a complex and intriguing modern streak. Striking medieval and contemporary architecture battles for your attention, standing in sharp contrast to the empty, endless deserts and the majestic mountainscapes of the Tien Shan range. The authors´ use of historical anecdotes and high quality photographs, as well as their amusing travel stories, make Uzbekistan an enjoyable read and the perfect companion both before and during a trip to Central Asia´s most populous country and the heart of the historic Silk Road.