Drive is a movie I went into knowing about the hype, some people had applauded it, calling it a masterpiece and others had damned it. It really is a love or hate film there is no doubt about that. I loved it, Director Nicolas Winding Refn does an amazing job, using the slow motion scenes as a beautiful motif. The director Wes Anderson comes to mind as he uses it in a similar fashion; highlighting a certain emotion, something that is truly important to it at that point in time. It wasn’t just a rifle shooting with the shell hurling out of the chamber like something from a Zack Snyder film. Ryan Gosling does a great job as the driver, the man with no name, a clear inspiration. Bryan Cranston was terrific as usual as the nice guy in the middle of it all. Carey Mulligan was also a stand out, this film lived or died by its actors because of its very simplistic dialogue, it was all in the reactions, the facial expressions. The 80’s nostalgia compliments the film well, helping to brighten things up in what is a very dark piece. If people are expecting a fast and the furious type film like how the trailer depicts it to be, don’t see it. Its a movie for the movie lovers, if your tired of seeing that same old Hollywood car chase that gets more and more silly see this film, its a breath of fresh air into the genre.
So Hollywood has decided to remake Scarface , a film that is far from being dated. This is another indication of the lack of creativity plaguing this industry , the next bet is they’ll make Tony Montana live so they can make sequel after sequel, those greedy green eyed pigs.
“Each moment was like a hand holding me back from the next, it got to the point where I was being held down so I couldn’t move. I couldn’t breath, I couldn’t see; as the hands of time blinded me from my pursuit of happiness. The hands of choice squeezed around my neck, suffocating any last gasp of passion. And my heart left scattered in pieces from the hands I had left my dying trust in. There was nothing left to do but smile. ”—
“I remember when I met him, he was a guitar player from Florida, and he had no idea he could be an actor. I said ‘I really think you are an actor, that you have the ability.” that was just from playing Monopoly with him. I sent him to my agent and he has gone on to carve out a successful Career.”—Nicholas Cage on Johnny Depp
“So where are you? You’re in some motel room. You just - wake up and you’re in - in a motel room. There’s the key. It feels like maybe it’s just the first time you’ve been there, but perhaps you’ve been there for a week, three months. It’s - it’s kind of hard to say. I don’t - I don’t know. It’s just an anonymous room.”—Memento - Directed by Christopher Nolan