~ Vintage cars, a statement jacket, a toothpick and a little bit of 80’s ~
Wanted to see that movie so much, influenced by the good reviews I had read. Fortunately, it didn’t disappoint me at all. With a mixed feeling in the first minutes waiting to see what is that everyone praises. But as time passes you submerge in Gosling’s world that gets you away. Isolated and close nature, he gets a connection for the fist time in his life with a woman and her son. He and Carey Mulligan have an incredible chemistry and eye contact you seldom meet. When one kiss and only makes a movie so romantic then you have a lot to expect. It, also, gives you the chance to see Los Angeles not in its glamorous version but as a city that has become a nest for all sorts of criminals. I can hardly remember when was the last time I watched such an atmospheric and aesthetic film.
The soundtrack – one of the best in recent months – fills the dominant silence of the actors. Gosling is acting with the expressions – or the lack of them – of his face and for that he deserves respect. Why do you have to be an actress like Meryl Streep or Jodie Foster to express feelings without words…? Most reviews agree with the fact that “Drive” may be the best 2011 movie. I can see why…
~ watch the movie treiler ~
~ listen to the soundrack of the movie ~
“One thing that was unique for me about this project was having songs exert such a strong influence on the score. That helped to create a unified, one-size-fits-all, style of soundtrack…the 80s electronic pop style made a lot of sense to me. I knew that Nicolas [Refn, director] was in love with that sound and I saw a way to acknowledge it with vintage synth sounds and cover most of the dramatic food groups while referencing that style.” – Cliff Martinez (composer of much of the soundtrack and former drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dickies)