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There are no clean getaways.
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves.
DRIVER leaves his apartment to the noise of Desire's "Under Your Spell", which has been nonsensically playing at Standard and Irene's party next door to the zombied joy of their guests. DRIVER looks to their door, to see if perhaps the staff at Pitchfork had robbed the place and left their iTunes playlist behind.
We pause for 4 seconds, as IRENE must calibrate her emptiest gaze in an attempt to convey longing, and match DRIVER's own highway speed emptiness disguised as longing.
We pause for 5 more seconds, IRENE has clearly sensed a staring contest has begun. DRIVER puts on his best Creepface to gain an advantage.
IRENE: Sorry about the noise
An Open Letter to Ryan Gosling,
So, first off, I'd just like to say that I really enjoyed your performance in this film. Had a real satisfying 'postmodern man with no name' kinda vibe to it. Nice one. Not so much with the Gangster Squad thing. I guess that was probably one of those projects that looked better on paper, huh? Hey, you win some, you lose some. I haven't seen The Place Beyond The Pines yet, but I'm pretty sure I'll like that one, too. You sure have come a long way since that bizarre tv show about the highschool on a cruise ship. Never really got into that one, but a jobs a job, right?
Before you ask, this is not my first Refn movie. In that way, I can know that:
- He still likes to dress his crooks with light grey pants and have some of them bald, like if they were still living in Denmark.
- He still uses an awesome techno soundtrack (with some pop touches that I can forgive) to open his films and to close them. The underground nudist dive bars / seedy joints cannot be omitted, of course.
- He has perfected his visual style all the way from Pusher (1996) until Bronson (2008), including the immaculate camera placement and the golden lightning he uses for illuminating the darkest corners. The camera is a silent stalker, intimidating and…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Sorry about the noise."
"I was gonna call the cops."
"I wish you would."
Disciplined, intoxicating cinema; a nuts and bolts crime thriller titillated through Nicolas Winding Refn's vivid neon aesthetic. Formed by gentle smiles and intimate, silent romance, Drive continues to electrify viewers because its stakes are based in unspoken feelings and heavy hearts. "A Real Hero" fills the air as the Driver, Irene and Benicio visit paradise, if only for a little while before trouble shows up back at home. Oscar Isaac's somber performance still casts an uncertain light onto the film's searing moments of connection; an aura visually evident by Isaac's shadow cast against the wall during a hallway conversation between the Driver and Irene, stretching…
the part where he drives the car? classic
Breathtaking cinematography, and a stimulating soundtrack, work together to make Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive one of the most seductive pieces of cinema in recent years. Its polished neo-noir style is intoxicating, taking a lustrous Los Angeles skyline at night as a backdrop to its story of crime and revenge. Often criticized for its overuse of the pause, it is the film’s confident handling of tension and catharsis that makes it a silently powerful thriller.
Ryan Gosling is our hero without a name, the protagonist of a modern day fairytale, and on paper his story is simple. A mechanic turned stunt man and getaway driver, he befriends his neighbour Irene (Carey Mulligan), and through helping her husband ends up inadvertently involved…
This is some empty silliness that "homages" pretty liberally. I get it's implied she likes danger a little bit, but NO woman would be laughing at a dude driving recklessly with her small child in the car. Also, the sexualized violence is so heavy-handed. I just found the Driver absolutely comical. When he pops his little Mike Meyers head in the window of the strip mall pizzaria full of goomas and no one noticed was comedy gold.
Still visually striking.
Film #8 of the 'December 2016: Flounder’s Scavenger Hunt'
TASK #4: A Nicolas Winding Refn film!
'Drive' is an extraordinarily directed film with a terrific performance from Ryan Gosling, beautiful cinematography, a fantastic score by Cliff Martinez, and an engaging story. Also features great work from its entire supporting cast, particularly Carey Mulligan and Albert Brooks.
I gave a pretty loose and silly review of this film before because honestly we mostly all love it and can universally regard it as a classic of the 21st century, yet I don't think it was even on that BBC poll. But after films like Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon which have ridden on the coat tales of Drive and frankly left me cold and disappointed, I feel like I just want to put it in writing, for myself if for no other reason, as to why Drive is such a great film. Film Noir/Neo Noir is as American as apple pie, in the sense that both find some basis in European origins but were made better…
Ryan Gosling drives around LA in a cool ass jacket, which unfortunately gets ruined.
رانندگی ای نیکلاس رفن از طرحی کلیشه ای بهره میبرد اما در سطح همان طرح باقی میماند.باید از رفن پرسید گزاشتن یک خلال دندان در گوشه ی لب رایان گلسینگ واینکه به او کاپشنی با طرح عقرب بپوشاند و طی چند نمای بسیار کوتاه مهارت او را در رانندگی نشان دهد شخصیت پردازی است؟اصلا شخصیتی زنده شکل میگیرد؟یا هر آنچه هست ترکیبی از تراویس بیکل راننده تاکسی آثار ژانر وحشت است؟انگیزه ی دزدی به گفته ی نینو تحقیر شدندش طی سالیان به خاطر یهودی بودنش است ولی آیا این تحقیر شدن را احساس میکنیم؟طی کدام فلاشبک طی کدام پلان؟تنها طی یک دیالوگ کوتاه در اول فیلم.شخصیت اصلی که رایان گلسینگ است تقلیدی گنگ از چند فیلم مهم و غیر مهم…
I would have watched this years sooner if anyone had told me the love of my life Christina is in it. so thanks a lot everyone. also Carey's water glasses were super cute. I'm sure her character had a name but I'm over it. sorry I had to lower it half a star cuz I fell asleep but at least I got some rest
If nothing else, this film is full of style. The way the scenes look, the way the characters look, the way the characters behave, the music, the plot. It is very mesmerizing. The plot is a bit crazy, definitely unpredictable. It's short on explaining itself. There are several cool driving scenes, so cool in fact that I wish there were more. Underneath the style, though, how much substance is there? I'm not sure what this film is besides something really cool to watch. Maybe that's good enough. Maybe I just need to watch it more. I'm definitely going to watch it more.
Film #5 out of 16 for:
Scavenger Hunt Mini #2 – Bidiurnal Challenge December 2016
--> A film from The Boring Straight Boy Canon.
The original list by Blankments.
CINEMATOGRAPHY & SOUNDTRACK beautiful movie, that showed me why women view Gosling they way they do.
One of the first things I usually notice when rewatching a film is whether the story is shown or told. I personally cannot stand it when there is an excess of verbal explanation. Film is largely a visual medium and opportunities to use visuals shouldn’t be squandered,. Drive is reliant on the excellent visuals/
Aside from the acting, the film is a beautiful masterpiece. The driving sequences are incredible and the music, though unorthodox, fits in somehow. The directer conveys a story to the audience by using visuals and conveying emotion without heavy dialogue. It truly is what makes this film a stunning work of art.
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