Tag Archives: Carey Mulligan
2011. 100 minutes. Rated R.
Irene: “What do you do?” Driver: “I drive.”
Did you ever watch a movie and think that it should have been made in a different era? That was my feeling while I was watching Drive. I kept thinking the director, Nicholas Winding Refn, wished it was the 70s or 80s, with the heavy synth music, and driving scenes through the silent streets of L.A. at night. In a way, this film has more in common with a Clint Eastwood western than it does with a modern day action movie. It is the one hero in a harsh world, but this world is the city instead of the desert, and cars take the place of horses.
“In about fifty years, no one will speak Latin, probably. Not even Latin people…”
Written as a screenplay by novelist Nick Hornby, An Education tells the story of a young girl living in 1960s in London. A neat little period piece that is more than meets the eye (disclaimer, this film has nothing to do with The Transformers ), the film covers her desires for adulthood and how capturing them interferes with years of efforts towards getting into Oxford.
“So, what you’re telling me is to be bored, and then bored, and finally bored again, but this time for the rest of my life?”