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Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Lead Actors: Ryan Gosling/Carey Mulligan
The 2011 film "Drive" is a cinematic masterpiece that's hands down the most surprising and most unforgettable film I've seen in years! With its uniquely refreshing style of music, polarizing imagery and intoxicating blend of attitude and violence it's absolutely astonishing on every level.
"Drive" is a script adapted by Hossein Amini, inspired by the books of the series "Diver" of the American writer James Sallis, having been directed in 2011 by the Danish Nicolas Winding Refn. A curiosity is that Ryan Gosling, protagonist of the film, indicated the director for the studios of FilmDistrict.
In "Driver" Ryan Gosling lives the unnamed protagonist, who is not mentioned or named at any time in the film, this already punctuates the mysterious characteristic of the character, who has nocturnal habits and sometimes makes vigilante figure of the streets of the city of Los Angels, who he knows very well, so well, that the film starts with Ryan making clear his skill as a connoisseur of the streets and of a driver, and that he comes down to that moment, the service for which he is being hired or to come After that service does not interest you. All this initial speech of the protagonist is captured in asymmetrical cuts of a window, with a play of shadow and light characteristic of the film noir and that collaborate for the construction of a prologue that presents a situation, does not explain anything, what the public can count It is with that moment and that situation that sets and presents in a small dose, one of the faces of the protagonist. And this will be a constant throughout the film, there are no explanations, there is the cut of a certain moment in the life of the main character and we will follow what we can understand as an outcome, where in this cycle, just as this man presents himself and It ends enigmatically.
It stands out in the prologue a concise presentation of the film proposal, being very clear that it intends to be and the form that will use for that. A magnificent work of script and direction that added to the photography, editing, art and soundtrack promote an exceptional and deservedly top 10 of the best films made in 2011, yielding to Winding Refn the award for best director at the Cannes Film Festival . Still on the prologue, among other highlights, the appeal of joining the escape of the assailants against the police, where in the car Ryan hears the narration of a basketball game, which will serve as narration of the escape and helper for thieves if Disperse, in the car where the two bandits escape being led by Ryan, we have a camera that records all the moments inside the car and reveals the driver through the rear view mirror and reflection on the front panel of the car. After the successful escape, we have a stylized sign with a pink neon color that entitles the film and having as background the suggestive "Night Call" (Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx), notice that from the musical choice the insertion in the title, the clippings and the Neon photography, everything is very well thought out and structured, collaborating even more to prepare the terrain of "Drive" that does not only mean driving, that is to say also impulse, motivation, the latter being the primary characteristic of Ryan Gosling's character, he is a A hero who rides around the city in search of motivation, something that drives his life and makes him a real hero.
Ryan uses his skill in the wheel to carry out the most different functions, he is a mechanic, a Stock Car driver, a stunt driver in movies, a night watchman and, among other things, a chauffeur in assaults. Having Shannon (Bryan Cranston) as an entrepreneur, agent, and the closest figure to a friend. Characteristic in the presentation of the characters is that they rarely appear in a conventional way, they always arise from casual encounters or as long as they are needed for a service, for example, Shannon himself appears the first time as someone who rents a car for Ryan, while Irene (Carey Mulligan), whom Ryan later falls in love, appears unpretentiously in a casual lift encounter. Detail for the elevator, which gives the same shape that presents and is the meeting point of the characters, will be in the future of separation and ending, in a beautiful scene, able to insert in the same environment romance and violence, using light, track and perfect performances.
Irene is responsible for getting to know other aspects and facets of Ryan, through the relationship drawn and watched to be developed throughout the film by Ryan, "Irene" and his son "Benicio" (Kaden Leos), that we can have the human dimension And it is through this relationship with the intersection of Irene's boyfriend that he was arrested that there is a motivation for the hero present in Ryan to introduce himself, and this is made explicit in the film in several dialogues, especially when Shannon tells Ryan that He is the only man who tries to save the husband of the woman for whom he is in love.
The dialogues in "Drive" are constructed by an originality and punctuality very rare. So much that it is a film of few speeches and several moments of silence that say much, mainly by the game realized by the actors, where the interpretation of a subtext is much more important and evocative than any other speech. Among the performances Bryan Cranston - as Shannon - stands out. The versatility of this actor, famous for playing Walter White in the Breaking Bad series, once again shows his ability to create differentiated characters with a careful attention to the details and subtleties of a smile or the discomfort of a mancar. The rest of the cast promotes a precise job, but Ryan Gosling as a driver, leaves at various times an inaccuracy of proposals, are several plans showing the actor with a neutral physiognomy that does not express anything, nor do they evoke any dialogue or collaborate for a Narrative, its inexpressiveness turns into empty moments and that generate a certain annoyance before a break in the action that says nothing.
"Drive" is a dark film with nocturnal shots and alternates with clear internal plugs with an abuse of orange and yellow tones, its prolonged silences taken by a transmission of suggestion of the actors / personages that alternate what is said with what if That is to say, a story that presents a plot initially with a romantic bias and turns into a brutal violence, with strong scenes and its takes and plans that reminisce much the Tarantino films, mainly by the use plongée and against plongée, the use of a symbology Suggestive, such as the figure of a scorpion allied to the character of Ryan and the conversation with the child Benicio, where a villain is seen from the perspective of a children's drawing, in which to be of evil is an inherent condition of being, in short, in the Dualities that "Drive" is constructed we have a coherent film, that is worth very much for the omission of answers and that make of this film a real work.
But, overall, it lacked a good flow and dialogue
Given the high ratings by critics and even a good number of viewers, it was quite disappointing
Want to see a good action film about the British mob,
with a plot, go watch LAYER CAKE, starring Daniel Craig (James Bond)
So much better
Overall Grade C+
Overall Drive is okay, but it is an extreme let down after seeing multiple people call it "A masterpiece of film", which it definitely is not.