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14th Mar '17 12:28:09 PM nielas
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* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: Said by Nino. The Driver answers no and gets the response: "You're not very good at this, are you?"

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* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: Said by Nino. The Subverted. Nino asks Driver this question and the Driver answers no and gets the response: no. Nino's response is: "You're not very good at this, are you?"you?" However, it soon becomes clear that the Driver knows this trope but chose to ignore it because he did not want to get anyone else involved and possibly killed.
12th Mar '17 12:31:57 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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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'' is a 2011 [[FilmNoir Neo Noir]] 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.
4th Feb '17 1:43:49 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.

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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 decides it's better to kill him.
7th Jan '17 2:59:26 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: The Driver, who only gets more and more badass with each passing scene.
17th Dec '16 9:20:31 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* MysteriousBacker: The Driver. He's clearly one of the good guys, but exactly why he decides to escort Irene and her son is known only to him.
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.
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