Thursday, December 22, 2011

Drive




Drive is one of those movies that sticks with you for a while. One that revisits you in those quiet moments when you least expect it. Not because of the usual Hollywood tricks - car chase, sex scene and big happy ending (which it lacks),but because it genuinely has something to say. The maker of this film is the Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, who has fast become one of the most prominent directors on my radar, only weeks ago coming to my attention for his 2009 self-proclaimed 'psychological sci-fi' Valhalla Rising, which left audiences stunned and confused for its strange narrative and unresolved plot. Both movies feature a strong male protagonist who is at the same time extremely inspective, yet vulnerable to his immediate surroundings. These two films are told in some of the most artful and unusual ways I've ever seen in film, due no doubt to the unique vision of Winding Refn. So without ruining anything about either of these superb cinematic pieces, I will simply leave you with this - go watch them!

4 comments:

Carmen @ Forgotten Fancies said...

I've heard about Drive, but never had a chance to watch it, I should go look it up after Christmas, it sounds like a treat.

fruzsi said...

Hi Carmen - yeah it is a really interesting film, and definitely worth viewing on the big screen! I shan't say anything else until you've seen it :D

Petal to Petal said...

Absolutely love this film! And the soundtrack is even better ;)

fruzsi said...

Yes. College on the soundtrack -- amazing.