Is there not yet a thread for DRIVE, the forthcoming Ryan Gosling vehicle (geddit)?

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I don't see how RG can be labeled so "cool" when he was lis'nin to the Clippers

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

he could tell they were going to sign chris paul this season

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

The more I think about this the more I like it. I wish I could watch it again right now.

☆★☆彡彡 (ENBB), Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

clippers have been the la hipster team of choice for at least a couple of years now

Best-Penis (buzza), Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

so has anyone encountered the novel author's work before? He's written criticism/bios of crime writers too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Sallis

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 January 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I haven't but I read this earlier which I thought was sort of interesting wrt people citing RG as playing the driver sort of special:

The novel Drive by James Sallis was published in 2005.[3] Producers Marc E. Platt and Adam Siegel of Marc Platt Productions optioned the novel after Siegel read a review of it in Publisher's Weekly.[4] The Driver intrigued Siegel because he was "the kind of character you rarely see anymore - he was a man with a purpose; he was very good at one thing and made no apologies for it." The character interested Platt because he reminded him of movie heroes he looked up to as a child, characters typically portrayed by Steve McQueen or Clint Eastwood.[4]

☆★☆彡彡 (ENBB), Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

both of whom are borderline retarded....?

carpy deems (darraghmac), Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, "Shame" was pretty bad.

polyphonic, Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

No I just think that whatever impression people got that he was playing it "special" (whatever that means really) might be down to the fact that his whole character really just has one purpose and that's it. There's no fleshing it out or need to really because that's his sole role and purpose and perhaps that's why he gave the impression that he did to some. Listen, I don't know much about movies I just thought it was interesting, that's all.

☆★☆彡彡 (ENBB), Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

:)

carpy deems (darraghmac), Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

fwiw some of the standout tracks were by the Chromatics/Glass Candy guy who (as I'm sure we went over upthread) had most of a soundtrack written for this that was shelved for Cliff Martinez's score

Martinez has done some excellent scores, including a few Soderbergh films -- his score for that version of Solaris is pretty freaking awesome

mh, Friday, 6 January 2012 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

the only Johnny Jewel song in this is the one that plays during the opening scene along w/ the Clippers broadcast.

also wtf @ you ppl: "special"?

have any of you ever watched a movie ever?

⚓ (gr8080), Friday, 6 January 2012 07:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

the only Johnny Jewel song in this is the one that plays during the opening scene along w/ the Clippers broadcast.

well, there's also the Desire song.

fwiw some of the standout tracks were by the Chromatics/Glass Candy guy who (as I'm sure we went over upthread) had most of a soundtrack written for this that was shelved for Cliff Martinez's score

What I got from the IDIB blog entry on Symmetry (if that's what you're referring to) is that that material was definitely not written for Drive. It is great & very suitable for driving though ;-)

willem, Friday, 6 January 2012 09:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nah, not that one. There were a few articles on a handful of music sites that referenced it.

mh, Friday, 6 January 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it was kind of weird for Pitchfork to hint in their Symmetry review that these songs were the ones meant for Drive, even though, from what I can tell, he's pretty much flat out said these aren't those scrapped songs.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 6 January 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the Refn interview with Elvis Mitchell, he breaks down, in pretty specific detail, how the movie is a fairy tale, and the driver is a knight.

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Friday, 6 January 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Refn says it here, too:

I read Grimm fairytales to my daughter a few years ago, and the idea with Drive was similar. You have the driver [Ryan Gosling] who's like a knight, the innocent maiden [Carey Mulligan], the evil king [Albert Brooks] and the dragon [Ron Perlman]. They're all archetypes.

It takes place in a city of millions but you never really see anyone. That isolates them, makes it very specific.

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Friday, 6 January 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

It took me about an hour to figure out what you ppl meant by "special." GTFO

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 January 2012 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

gosling plays it kinda "fancy" throughout the whole movie

dor Dumbeddownball (Eric H.), Friday, 6 January 2012 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Reminds me of when a friend's wife took him to see the movie "Radio" in the theater. About five minutes in, he turned to her and angrily whispered, "You didn't tell me this was a movie about SPECIAL PEOPLE!"

mh, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nah, not that one. There were a few articles on a handful of music sites that referenced it.

― mh, Friday, January 6, 2012 3:19 PM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Yeah, it was kind of weird for Pitchfork to hint in their Symmetry review that these songs were the ones meant for Drive, even though, from what I can tell, he's pretty much flat out said these aren't those scrapped songs.

― jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, January 6, 2012 3:24 PM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

From this entry from the comments of that IDIB blog entry I linked to upthread it's clear that indeed a) there was a soundtrack that Jewel & Walker made and b) this was not the stuff that is now released under the Symmetry banner and c) Angelo Badalamenti was originally hired for the job?!

Italians Do It Better said...
HEY JESSICA, YOU SAID IT NOT US : )
BUT WE AGREE...IT'S PRETTY COMMON KNOWLEDGE NOW THAT THEY WERE REALLY INSPIRED BY THE IMAGERY OF "NIGHT DRIVE". WE HEARD THE STUFF JOHNNY & NAT DID FOR DRIVE.IT'S SICK...BUT IT'S MORE AMBIENT THAN SYMMETRY. CLIFF & JOHNNY WERE GIVEN THE SAME TEMP CUES. MOSTLY BRIAN ENO'S APOLLO & MUSIC FOR FILM, WITH A LITTLE BIT OF ANGELO BADALEMENTI IN THERE WHO WAS APPARENTLY THE ORIGINAL COMPOSER HIRED FOR THE JOB. XO

willem, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, electronic badalamenti would have been all over this flick

So, wait, have their original tracks for the movie actually been released, or not really?

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

apparently not, but JJ has said they'll probably release it in some form

Number None, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

1) this interview (already linked a few times upthread) will answer every question you could possibly have about Johnny Jewel's involvement with this movie (without actually hearing anything he recorded): http://www.boxofficemagazine.com/articles/2011-09-johnny-jewel-on-developing-the-unique-soundtrack-for-drive

2) the screener i downloaded had Eno, Badalamenti's Mullholland Drive theme, as well as Trent Reznor's theme from The Social Network, if you wanna see it: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6700250/Drive_2011_SCR_XviD-playXD

3) Angelo Badalamenti was never a part of this project, his name was just used as a "place-holder" in the opening credits of that screener: http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/movies/drive-david-lynch-angelo-badalamenti/

⚓ (gr8080), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thank you x 3. First clicked to this thread yesterday, should have spend some more time reading through it before posting.

willem, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, when it comes to 500+ post ILE movie threads, you really shouldn't waste time reading the whole thing

⚓ (gr8080), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

excellent detective work, all

mh, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is the real tester:

dor Dumbeddownball (Eric H.), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

John Ford would point out that there's "no story."

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ the avatar poster

Lana Ballantine (latebloomer), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ morbs.

⚓ (gr8080), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 08:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

but John Ford only had one eye!

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

How did he see?

get ready for the banter (NotEnough), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

yep only 2-D for him

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

also directed a 3D movie:

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

made QT's "Nice Try" list, which is p appropriate tho some of his other picks for actual best movies are kind questionable but OK WHATEVER QUENTIN, YOU'RE THE RENAISSANCE MAN HERE

http://www.slashfilm.com/quentin-tarantinos-top-11-movies-2011/

NO NUTRITIONAL CONTENT (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Green Lantern. Enough said.

Seriously, who votes for Drake? (Nicole), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

...about what?

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

She said "enough said"!

dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Three Musketeers?

mh, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

this was mind-bendingly terrible

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 30 January 2012 12:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

tell us your thoughts, trace!

Hungry4Ass, Monday, 30 January 2012 12:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

mind-mendingly wonderful, more like ;)

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Monday, 30 January 2012 12:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

tracer otm

teaky frigger (darraghmac), Monday, 30 January 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I preordered this on blu-ray, think it's shipped, I'm hyped. HYPED

mh, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have thought about this movie a lot in the last month since I first saw it. To me that has to be a good thing.

ENBB, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Actually I have no idea how I'll feel on second viewing, but I really enjoyed Refn's other films I got around to watching

mh, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

As of August 2011, Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn was attached to direct the remake of Logan's Run with actor Ryan Gosling attached to star.[17] Refn and Gosling had recently worked together on the 2011 thriller Drive.

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Monday, 30 January 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink


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