Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976).
Ryan Gosling in Drive (2011).
something sweet: a nightdrive to synthpop
"Cars can have a hypnotic effect. You can get in a car and get out and not really remember the trip. When you drive, you can kind of put your identity aside in the passenger’s seat, because you’re not being watched, and you can just be the watcher." —Ryan Gosling, on Drive
If I drive for you, you get your money. You tell me where we start, where we’re going, where we’re going afterwards. I give you five minutes when we get there.
Supplementary music in Drive:
- Tick of the Clock - Chromatics
- Nightcall - Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
- A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth) - College
- Under Your Spell - Desire
- Oh My Love (feat. Katyna Ranieri) - Riz Ortolani
The whole idea for this opening chase was, I called it “diver in the ocean of sharks”, that to do a car chase but you never leave the car. Essentially, you’re always seeing it from his perspective or his aura. A bit like when you would see a scene with a diver in the ocean, you would only see it from his point of view and then you knew the sharks was all around him and so you knew when they were gonna come. -Nicolas Winding Refn