I’ve been trying to catch up on the movies I didn’t see last year, including Drive, a film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. And holy cow, this is a fantastic movie. It reminded me a lot of the movie Brick, one of my all time favorites–it’s a bit noir, but modernized, and both films have unique protagonists who aren’t very emotional creatures, except when it comes to the women they care about. It also had some of those long, silent shots that made it more than just an action film–it was a story about consequences, too.
It’s also a beautiful looking film. The lighting is cleverly used in almost every shot, and I thought the soundtrack was a nice juxtaposition from the violence of the film.
I love these fanmade images based on the movie (click for source).
And just because Gosling’s style in the movie is so wicked, I put together a female-interpreted version inspired by the film.
I definitely need to get me some driving gloves. Are driving gloves acceptable for a VW Beetle driver?
What’d you think of the film?