- cover art from Lakeshore Records
I saw Drive and of course it was just as terrific as I thought it would be, truly a modern film-noir. Carey Mulligan is great and Ryan Gosling is even better. The dialogue is like a series of intense Haiku poems where every word vibrates with multiple meaning. The suspense is complete until the last frame and every scene leading up to it is a visual manifesto to director Nicolas Winding Refn’s brilliance.
The soundtrack is in itself a work of art, Cliff Martinez has managed not only to give the movie additional depth by letting the music strengthen the often dark and ambivalent mood, but has also created a soundtrack that can stand alone with its sweeping electro 80's feel. I haven't felt this way about a movie soundtrack since Pulp Fiction, which coincidentally shares several other ques with Drive apart from a fantastic soundtrack.
See this movie. Until then, listen to the tracks below.