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''Drive'' is a 2011 [[FilmNoir Neo Noir]] crime thriller directed by Creator/NicolasWindingRefn, based on a 2005 novel of the same name by James Sallis. It's also inspired by the 1978 movie ''Film/TheDriver'' right down to the premise and characters. 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, Shannon (Creator/BryanCranston), and his young neighbor Irene (Creator/CareyMulligan), whom he becomes emotionally attached to. After the Driver becomes entangled in a botched heist involving money stolen from TheMafia, he finds his life coming apart and must fight to stay alive and protect the people he's come to care for.

Aside from the minimalist characterization and [[{{Gorn}} brutal violence]] that builds its distinct arthouse style, an integral aspect of ''Drive''[='=]s atmosphere is its music, which consists of artists within the then-nascent [[{{Retraux}} '80s-throwback]] UsefulNotes/{{synthwave}} genre. While it wasn't the only film of its time to incorporate the genre (some point to ''Film/TronLegacy'', which came out a year prior), it's without a doubt the most famous one to do it.

Music/{{Kavinsky}}'s "Nightcall" and College's "A Real Hero", both used for key moments in the film, essentially catapulted synthwave into the mainstream and are still some of the genre's most recognizable songs. Refn would later repeat this stylistic choice for ''Film/TheNeonDemon''.

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''Drive'' is a 2011 [[FilmNoir Neo Noir]] crime thriller directed by Creator/NicolasWindingRefn, based on a 2005 novel of the same name by James Sallis. It's also inspired by the 1978 movie ''Film/TheDriver'' right down to the premise and characters. characters.

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, Shannon (Creator/BryanCranston), and his young neighbor Irene (Creator/CareyMulligan), whom he becomes emotionally attached to. After the Driver becomes entangled in a botched heist involving money stolen from TheMafia, he finds his life coming apart and must fight to stay alive and protect the people he's come to care for.

Aside from the minimalist characterization and [[{{Gorn}} brutal violence]] that builds its distinct arthouse style, an integral aspect of ''Drive''[='=]s atmosphere is its music, which consists of artists within the then-nascent [[{{Retraux}} '80s-throwback]] UsefulNotes/{{synthwave}} genre. While it wasn't the only film of its time to incorporate the genre (some point to ''Film/TronLegacy'', which came out a year prior), it's without a doubt the most famous one to do it.

it. Music/{{Kavinsky}}'s "Nightcall" and College's "A Real Hero", both used for key moments in the film, essentially catapulted synthwave into the mainstream and are still some of the genre's most recognizable songs. Refn would later repeat this stylistic choice for ''Film/TheNeonDemon''.


Features a soundtrack consisting of early artists within the nascent '80s-throwback UsefulNotes/{{Synthwave}} genre. Refn would later repeat this stylistic choice for ''Film/TheNeonDemon''.

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Features a soundtrack consisting Aside from the minimalist characterization and [[{{Gorn}} brutal violence]] that builds its distinct arthouse style, an integral aspect of early ''Drive''[='=]s atmosphere is its music, which consists of artists within the nascent '80s-throwback UsefulNotes/{{Synthwave}} genre.then-nascent [[{{Retraux}} '80s-throwback]] UsefulNotes/{{synthwave}} genre. While it wasn't the only film of its time to incorporate the genre (some point to ''Film/TronLegacy'', which came out a year prior), it's without a doubt the most famous one to do it.

Music/{{Kavinsky}}'s "Nightcall" and College's "A Real Hero", both used for key moments in the film, essentially catapulted synthwave into the mainstream and are still some of the genre's most recognizable songs.
Refn would later repeat this stylistic choice for ''Film/TheNeonDemon''.


''Drive'' is a 2011 [[FilmNoir Neo Noir]] crime thriller directed by Creator/NicolasWindingRefn, 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, Shannon (Creator/BryanCranston), and his young neighbor Irene (Creator/CareyMulligan), 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, based on a 2005 novel of the same name by James Sallis. It's also inspired by the 1978 movie ''Film/TheDriver'' right down to the premise and characters. 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, Shannon (Creator/BryanCranston), and his young neighbor Irene (Creator/CareyMulligan), whom he becomes emotionally attached to. After the Driver becomes entangled in a botched heist involving money stolen from the east coast Mafia, TheMafia, 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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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:Blanche]]'s death gruesomely averts this-the destruction of [[spoiler:her]] head is shown in exquisite detail.


* YourCheatingHeart: Surprisingly averted. It's clear that Driver and Irene having feelings for each other but they never act on them before or after her husband returns home. [[spoiler:They kiss once later on but it's brief and after Standard has already been murdered.]]


** The Driver never cleans his jacket, walking around in broad daylight with it even when it's stained in blood. The closest he gets to cleaning it is a quick dip in the ocean when [[spoiler:he murders Nino by drowning him]].

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** The Driver Averted with the Driver's jacket which he never cleans his jacket, walking and walks around with in broad daylight with it even when it's stained in blood. The closest he gets to cleaning it is a quick dip in the ocean when [[spoiler:he murders Nino by drowning him]].


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the film Driver loses a staring contest with the young Benicio. This foreshadows the final scene in which Driver [[spoiler:sits motionless in his car after being stabbed by Bernie; staring for an extremely long time. The audience is unaware if he is alive or not, until he finally blinks.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the film Driver loses wins a staring contest with the young Benicio. This foreshadows the final scene in which Driver [[spoiler:sits motionless in his car after being stabbed by Bernie; staring for an extremely long time. The audience is unaware if he is alive or not, until he finally blinks.]]


* ArmorPiercingSlap: Irene gives The Driver one of these after [[spoiler:he admits that he was involved in the circumstances surrounding Standard's death]].

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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Irene gives The Driver one of these after [[spoiler:he admits offers her the money from the pawn shop job that he was involved in the circumstances surrounding Standard's death]].got Standard killed]].


* AndStarring: Creator/AlbertBrooks

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* AndStarring: Creator/AlbertBrooksCreator/AlbertBrooks as Bernie Rose.


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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: VIOLENTLY averted when [[spoiler:Creator/ChristinaHendricks]]'s character gets her face shot off by a shotgun blast. In [[{{Gorn}} slow motion]], no less!


->''"If I drive for you, you give me a time and a place. I give you a five-minute window, anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours no matter what. I don't sit in while you're running it down; I don't carry a gun... I drive."''

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->''"If I drive for you, you give me a time and a place. I give you a five-minute window, anything window. Anything happens in that five minutes minutes, and I'm yours yours, no matter what. I don't sit in while you're running it down; I don't carry a gun... I drive."''



''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, Shannon (Creator/BryanCranston), and his young neighbor Irene (Creator/CareyMulligan), 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, Shannon (Creator/BryanCranston), and his young neighbor Irene (Creator/CareyMulligan), 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.



** Zig-zagged with [[spoiler:Driver stomping the elevator mook's head to a pulp]]; it generally focuses on [[spoiler:Driver doing the deed]], but there's a [[FreezeFrameBonus split-second]] where [[spoiler:we see the pulpy mess his head has been reduced to, if slightly obscured by Driver's foot]].

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** Zig-zagged with [[spoiler:Driver stomping the elevator mook's head to a pulp]]; it generally focuses on [[spoiler:Driver doing the deed]], but there's a [[FreezeFrameBonus split-second]] where [[spoiler:we see the pulpy mess his head has been reduced to, if slightly obscured by Driver's foot]].


* 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]] 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 [[https://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}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Synthwave}} 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 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg0jOpr1Uhk this]] playing in the background.


* InternalReveal: Irene sees the Driver as a nice, perhaps odd friend. [[spoiler:And then she finds herself stuck in an elevator with him and a mook. If it wasn't clear before, it becomes obvious that the Driver has a violent streak and is as dangerous as the villains of this flick.]]



'''Benicio:''' Because he's a shark.\\

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'''Benicio:''' Because he's a shark.[[ThreateningShark shark]].\\



* TheReveal: Irene sees the Driver as a nice, perhaps odd friend. [[spoiler:And then she finds herself stuck in an elevator with him and a mook. If it wasn't clear before, it becomes obvious that the Driver has a violent streak and is as dangerous as the villains of this flick.]]



* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler:Standard, Blanche and Shannon]] die suddenly and violently with no warning, although in the cases of [[spoiler:Standard and Shannon]] the circumstances make their deaths unsurprising in hindsight.

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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler:Standard, Blanche and Shannon]] die suddenly and violently with no warning, although in the cases of [[spoiler:Standard and Shannon]] the circumstances make their deaths unsurprising in hindsight.in .


* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted when [[spoiler:Blanche's]] head gets blown off by a close-range shotgun blast.


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* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler:Blanche's]] head gets blown off by a close-range shotgun blast.

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