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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:39 am

well, I get my DVD "rentals" for free since it's my stores,

is it still worth a FREE rental?

why was it even nominated for Best Film and Best Director by BAFTA?
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:59 am

It was one of the finest films of last year. A potent, mature thriller.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:01 pm

Potent and mature. Where have I those words before?
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:03 pm

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Potent and mature. Where have I those words before?

either a fine Malt or Dame Judi Dench.

but no one this forum, no... :*sm*:
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:03 pm

I'm missing Santa already.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:04 pm

She has a certain class few of us can ever ascend to.

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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:02 pm

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It was one of the finest films of last year. A potent, mature thriller.
Potent, perhaps. But "mature" isn't a word I'd use to describe it.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:34 pm

Honestly, the amount of skepticism on these boards is getting to absurd heights. Drive was a good movie. No one is claiming it was another Vertigo, but it was a good thriller that paid homage to several genres and/or movies.

Some people need to crawl out of their own posterior.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:41 pm

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She has her hands full.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:15 pm

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Honestly, the amount of skepticism on these boards is getting to absurd heights. Drive was a good movie. No one is claiming it was another Vertigo, but it was a good thriller that paid homage to several genres and/or movies.

Some people need to crawl out of their own posterior.

How long's it been Oppers? 6 months?



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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:52 pm

I wasn't sure what to make of Drive when I saw it recently, a most bewildering experience, primarily the problem was I couldn't give a crap about anyone in it - albeit a recurring problem with many films of late for me, it wasn't really an action movie, it didn't really have a plot, it wasn't really very realistic and there wasn't as much as one interesting or engaging performance throughout its length, some of the cinematography was nice and thats about all I can offer in praise, despite that I don't actually feel I hate it, about half an hour in the vacant stares and pregnant pauses began to induce the giggles, I made a note to find a bullet proof matress - you never know when you might need one - but I can't think of any reason to watch it again.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:23 am

Sharky, if you call me mature again I shall cut your testicles off. :)
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:28 am

It's a lot nicer than the things you've called yourself. :)
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:46 am

An overwhelmingly ugly film.

Disgusting to look at even before the repellent violence.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:52 am

What did you make of the music?
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:53 am

It's '80s music to people who weren't there.


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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:06 pm

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Rubbish.

It's '80s music for people who weren't there.

Beg to differ. My wife came of age back then and is completely and utterly stuck in the early 80s musically (not a bad thing IMO as long as you're listening to stuff coming from the UK) and she considers DRIVE one big sweet kiss from that era (and she hasn't even seen THIEF all the way through.)

I think the only way she could have liked DRIVE more is if Paul Weller and/or Morrissey was in it.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:08 pm

I think the only way I could have disliked DRIVE more is if Paul Weller and/or Morrissey was in it.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:09 pm

Are there actually any genuine songs of the 1980s in DRIVE? I didn't spot any. To me, the dross on the soundtrack sounds like contemporary hipsters trying to make music in a 1980s style, and it has about as much character and authenticity as Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming.

Considering how many superb synthpop songs came out in the 1980s (both mainstream and cult), I'm at a loss to understand why we didn't have Gosling drive around listening to, say, Depeche Mode ("Never Let Me Down Again"), New Order ("Confusion"), very early Pet Shop Boys, Bobby O, Jellybean Benitez, etc. instead of soulless faux-1980s crap.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:52 pm

Say what you will, but I dig a few of the songs on the DRIVE soundtrack, especially "Nightcall" by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx.

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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:08 pm

Salomé wrote:
Honestly, the amount of skepticism on these boards is getting to absurd heights. Drive was a good movie. No one is claiming it was another Vertigo, but it was a good thriller that paid homage to several genres and/or movies.

Some people need to crawl out of their own posterior.

Here here!

It was one of the only films of 2011 I really enjoyed.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:09 pm

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Say what you will, but I dig a few of the songs on the DRIVE soundtrack, especially "Nightcall" by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx.

I dig that.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:14 pm

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Harmsway wrote:
Say what you will, but I dig a few of the songs on the DRIVE soundtrack, especially "Nightcall" by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx.

I dig that.

I thought it worked well for the main titles.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:15 pm

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It was one of the only films of 2011 I really enjoyed.

I certainly liked it better than THE HELP. laugh

Me? I liked it, didn't love it. Felt like it had potential to be more.

But I liked when Brooks stuck a fork in a dude's eye.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)   Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:22 pm

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To me, the dross on the soundtrack sounds like contemporary hipsters trying to make music in a 1980s style, and it has about as much character and authenticity as Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming.

Precisely.

The White Tuxedo wrote:
But I liked when Brooks stuck a fork in a dude's eye.

Unless you're nuts, why would you like that?

Fairbairn-Sykes wrote:
Here here!

The correct expression is 'Hear, hear'.

It's proof day at Amblertronics. I may be some time.

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Say what you will, but I dig a few of the songs on the DRIVE soundtrack, especially "Nightcall" by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx.


Fifth-rate Giorgio Moroder backing with badly programmed vocoder on top. This is called progress?









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