Phonies! Movies Inspired by J.D. Salinger
Taxi Driver, 1976
Holden Caulfield and Travis Bickle rank as two of the most memorable antiheroes of 20th century American culture. In Martin Scorsese's film Taxi Driver, Robert DeNiro played Bickle as an older and more confrontational Caulfield, with a dangerously higher level of adolescent frustration. Both characters mope around and hate New York City, pick up prostitutes without actually having sex with them and obsess over women and protecting the innocence of children.