Monday, 3 October 2011


I am utterly in awe of the creative minds and skills that came together to produce something so complete as Drive, which I saw yesterday. Here is a film where everything is 'just so' : the soundtrack, the gestures, the acting, the set design, the lighting and the costume all speak in the same language to deliver a haunting and penetrative atmosphere which is simultaneously thrilling and terrifying. Nothing could summarise the film's mood more than it's amazing soundtrack, which I downloaded today, but the image of Gosling slowly, calmly, clenching a leather-gloved fist would do pretty well as a visual summary. I've always felt there was something sinister about the ultra-masculine accessory of the driving glove, an idea this film hit home with maximum effect.

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