History Film / Drive

30th Sep '16 7:59:26 AM Mongoosedog
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* CombatPragmatist: The Driver is neither flashy, nor boisterous when it comes to fighting, but seems to have the uncanny ability to focus all his rage into a sudden violent outburst when facing people who want to harm either him or the ones he loves. In the course of the movie he manages to kill or gruesomely injure people by means of a shower curtain rod, a pump-action shotgun he just snitched from a mook, a claw hammer, a knife, his boots and his bare hands.
28th Sep '16 6:55:28 AM allfictions
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* GainaxEnding: The ending might be this depending on how you interpret it. The final scene is somewhere between the ending of [[spoiler:''Being There'']], the [[spoiler: Dying Dream]] interpretation of the ending of ''Film/TaxiDriver'' and a surreal-ish ShoutOut to the ending of ''Film/{{Shane}}''. Basically, as the credits roll, [[spoiler:the Driver ''blinks'' after a full minute of corpse-like behavior, proceeds to twist the key and start the engine, and drive off to parts unknown while leaving the money suitcase on the ground next to Bernie's dead body. So, was he dead or not?]]

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* GainaxEnding: The ending might be this depending on how you interpret it. The final scene is somewhere between the ending of [[spoiler:''Being There'']], [[spoiler:''BeingThere'']], the [[spoiler: Dying Dream]] interpretation of the ending of ''Film/TaxiDriver'' and a surreal-ish ShoutOut to the ending of ''Film/{{Shane}}''. Basically, as the credits roll, [[spoiler:the Driver ''blinks'' after a full minute of corpse-like behavior, proceeds to twist the key and start the engine, and drive off to parts unknown while leaving the money suitcase on the ground next to Bernie's dead body. So, was he dead or not?]]
29th Jul '16 2:07:02 PM morenohijazo
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* PrisonersDilemma: Nino and the Driver would be better off if the Driver gave the money back and promised never to talk about it, and Nino left him alone. Of course Nino can't trust him, and decide it's better to kill him.
16th Jul '16 1:31:39 AM FlashSteps
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Features a soundtrack consisting of early artists within the nascent '80s-throwback {{Synthwave}} genre. Refn would later repeat this stylistic choice for ''Film/TheNeonDemon''.



* SoundtrackDissonance: One of the main reasons the movie is popular, really. It cuts from Cliff Martinez's quiet, abstract score or ambient '80s-esque pop music to extremely brutal action with a silent background. Also the slow motion scene of Driver staring into a party Nino and his goons are attending, wearing his creepy stunt mask and contemplating how he's going to kill everyone there, has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg0jOpr1Uhk this]] playing in the background.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: One of the main reasons the movie is popular, really. It cuts from Cliff Martinez's quiet, abstract score or [[{{Synthwave}} ambient '80s-esque pop music music]] to extremely brutal action with a silent background. Also the slow motion scene of Driver staring into a party Nino and his goons are attending, wearing his creepy stunt mask and contemplating how he's going to kill everyone there, has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg0jOpr1Uhk this]] playing in the background.
28th May '16 3:08:22 AM Silverblade2
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* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]BewareTheQuietOnes:The Driver may be soft-spoken, quietly friendly, and loyal, but he can hold his own in a fight, has a serious capacity for violence, and knows a thing or two about getting away from the police.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]BewareTheQuietOnes:The BewareTheNiceOnes:The Driver may be soft-spoken, quietly friendly, and loyal, but he can hold his own in a fight, has a serious capacity for violence, and knows a thing or two about getting away from the police.



* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles: In all its labyrinthine-roaded glory.
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.
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