BEIJING TAXI is a feature-length documentary that vividly portrays the ancient capital of China undergoing a profound transformation. The intimate lives of three taxi drivers are seen through a humanistic lens as they navigate a quickly morphing city, confronting modern issues and changing values. The three protagonists radiate a warm sense of humanity despite the struggles that each faces in adapting to new realities of life in the modern city. With stunning imagery of Beijing and a contemporary score rich in atmosphere, BEIJING TAXI communicates a visceral sense of the common citizens’ persistent attempts to grasp the elusive. The 2008 Summer Olympic Games serve as the backdrop for BEIJING TAXI's story, a coming out party for a rising nation and a metaphor for Chinese society and its struggles to reconcile enormous contradictions while adjusting to a new capitalist system that can seem foreign to some in the Communist-ruled and educated society. Candid and perceptive in its filming approach and highly cinematic and moody in style, BEIJING TAXI takes us on a lyrical journey through fragments of a society riding the bumpy roads to modernization. Though its destination unknown, the drivers continue to forge ahead.
The Checker Marathon cab, hailed by Lee Harvey Oswald after he assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963, has been sold at auction for a very solid US $40.000. After fleeing the Texas School Book Depository. Oswald jumped on a bus which got stuck in traffic, so he was forced to hail the infamous cab.
JFK Assasin Cab Fetches £25.000
Since 1887 Halda commenced the production of its famous precision devices in Sweden, and soon quality was recognized around the world in all the lines of Watches, Typewriters and Taximeters. Check out this mesmerizing video about the good old times.