History Film / Drive

17th Feb '16 7:45:37 AM erforce
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** The film eerily echoes the 1978 Walter Hill film, ''Film/TheDriver'', starring Ryan O'Neal, who played a similarly enigmatic and nonverbal driver for criminals.

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** The film eerily echoes the 1978 Walter Hill Creator/WalterHill film, ''Film/TheDriver'', starring Ryan O'Neal, who played a similarly enigmatic and nonverbal driver for criminals.
12th Feb '16 4:34:26 PM eroock
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'''''Drive''''' is a 2011 crime thriller directed by Creator/NicolasWindingRefn, itself based on a 2005 novel of the same name by James Sallis. Creator/RyanGosling plays [[NoNameGiven The Driver]], a stuntman/mechanic in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles who moonlights as a GetawayDriver for robberies. The Driver has isolated and detached himself from just about everyone else in the world, except his boss, [[Creator/BryanCranston Shannon]], and his young neighbor [[Creator/CareyMulligan Irene]], whom he becomes emotionally attached to. After the Driver becomes entangled in a botched heist involving money stolen from the east coast Mafia, he finds his life coming apart and must fight to stay alive and protect the people he's come to care for.

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'''''Drive''''' ''Drive'' is a 2011 crime thriller directed by Creator/NicolasWindingRefn, itself based on a 2005 novel of the same name by James Sallis. Creator/RyanGosling plays [[NoNameGiven The Driver]], a stuntman/mechanic in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles who moonlights as a GetawayDriver for robberies. The Driver has isolated and detached himself from just about everyone else in the world, except his boss, [[Creator/BryanCranston Shannon]], and his young neighbor [[Creator/CareyMulligan Irene]], whom he becomes emotionally attached to. After the Driver becomes entangled in a botched heist involving money stolen from the east coast Mafia, he finds his life coming apart and must fight to stay alive and protect the people he's come to care for.
26th Jan '16 5:44:46 PM RebelionRoja
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* RaceLift: Irene. In the novel she's a Hispanic woman named Irina. In the film she's played by Carey Mulligan.

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* RaceLift: Irene. In the novel she's a Hispanic woman named Irina. In the film she's played by Carey Mulligan. Ironically, Irene is a valid Hispanic name.
13th Jan '16 9:34:29 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* GreedyJew: Bernie and Nino are crooked Jewish mobsters and serve as the primary antagonists. Nino's motivation is never receiving respect from the Mafia because of his Jewishness.

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* GreedyJew: Bernie and Nino are crooked Jewish mobsters and serve as the primary antagonists. Nino's motivation is never receiving respect from the Mafia because of his Jewishness.he's not Italian.
13th Jan '16 9:30:40 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ProductPlacement: Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, the Staples Center and Denny's (Irene works at one). One wonders how much Chevy paid for the inclusion of the Impala, which Shannon calls "plain Jane" and claims that no one will ever notice you driving one because it's so common (assuming, of course, Ford or Chrysler didn't pay for the line).

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* ProductPlacement: Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, the Staples Center and Denny's (Irene works at one). One wonders how much whether Chevy paid for the inclusion of the Impala, which Shannon calls "plain Jane" and claims that no one will ever notice you driving one because it's so the most common (assuming, of course, Ford or Chrysler didn't pay for car on the line).road.
13th Jan '16 9:27:01 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: "Nino's Pizza" is a thinly-veiled meeting place for his low-level ring of thugs and mob associates. It's actually played ''doubly'' straight, as it's also a front for Nino's own persona: he's a former Jewish street tough from Brooklyn that's still aspiring to be an Italian mafioso and burdened with mockery and condescension from his East Coast counterparts.

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* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: "Nino's Pizza" is a thinly-veiled meeting place for his low-level ring of thugs and mob associates. It's actually played ''doubly'' straight, as it's also a front for Nino's own persona: he's a former Jewish street tough from Brooklyn that's who's still aspiring to be an Italian mafioso and burdened with mockery and condescension from his East Coast counterparts.
13th Jan '16 9:25:39 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* GenericEthnicCrimeGang: Subverted - Nino and Bernie are Jewish gangsters, though Nino's front is still a pizzeria, which Bernie mocks him for. Nino later complains [[spoiler:that the true Italian mobsters from the East Coast still call him the anti-Semitic term "kike" and patronize him relentlessly, a source of extreme frustration and insecurity which explains much of his behaviour.]] Though only used once in the film, without explanation, by Bernie, Nino's real name is in fact the much more Jewish "Izzy". If you haven't read the novel it's likely you wouldn't even notice this.

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* GenericEthnicCrimeGang: Subverted - Nino and Bernie are Jewish gangsters, though Nino's front is still a pizzeria, which Bernie mocks him for. Nino later complains [[spoiler:that the true Italian mobsters from the East Coast still call him the anti-Semitic term "kike" and patronize him relentlessly, a source of extreme frustration and insecurity which explains much of his behaviour.]] Though only used once in the film, without explanation, by Bernie, Nino's real name is in fact the much more Jewish "Izzy". If you haven't read the novel it's likely you wouldn't even notice this.
12th Oct '15 3:55:43 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* ProductPlacement: Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Budweiser, the Staples Center and Denny's (Irene works at one). One wonders how much Chevy paid for the inclusion of the Impala, which Shannon calls "plain Jane" and claims that no one will ever notice you driving one because it's so common (assuming, of course, Ford or Chrysler didn't pay for the line).

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* ProductPlacement: Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, the Staples Center and Denny's (Irene works at one). One wonders how much Chevy paid for the inclusion of the Impala, which Shannon calls "plain Jane" and claims that no one will ever notice you driving one because it's so common (assuming, of course, Ford or Chrysler didn't pay for the line).
15th Sep '15 4:33:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* UnfortunateNames: Shannon is described as a guy who never got a break. Apparently it started at birth, because he's saddled with a traditionally feminine name.
15th Sep '15 4:30:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AffablyEvil:
** Bernie Rose. [[spoiler:Hell, he genuinely apologizes to Shannon when he slits his wrist and comforts him while as dies, and is visibly shaken with his death afterward. He seems very regretful that all of this violence has to happen.]]
** Shannon qualifies to a much lesser extent, admitting cheerfully to Irene that he severely underpays the Driver for what he's worth, but acting like a father figure to him nonetheless. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, his ill-advised attempt to reach out to Bernie Rose to get a better idea of what the deal was with the pawn shop job puts himself, the Driver, and Irene all in danger]]

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* AffablyEvil:
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AffablyEvil: Bernie Rose. [[spoiler:Hell, he genuinely apologizes to Shannon when he slits his wrist and comforts him while as dies, and is visibly shaken with his death afterward. He seems very regretful that all of this violence has to happen.]]
** Shannon qualifies to a much lesser extent, admitting cheerfully to Irene that he severely underpays the Driver for what he's worth, but acting like a father figure to him nonetheless. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, his ill-advised attempt to reach out to Bernie Rose to get a better idea of what the deal was with the pawn shop job puts himself, the Driver, and Irene all in danger]]
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