Tag Archives: Nicholas Winding Refn
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.