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Drive (2011)

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by raigraphixs, May 22, 2011.

  1. David 8

    David 8 Active Member

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    OK fair play, I missed that small but important detail.
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    I saw this a few weeks ago. I absolutely loved it, but thought the main car chase between the Mustang and 300C was too weak. Really should have been aiming for a very strong chase considering the only other one in the film was a scene setter and more cerebral than just balls out driving.

    Ronin showed you don't need to lower yourself to Fast and Furious to have a quality cinematic car chase.
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    Funny you mention it the music reminded of Giorgio Moroder while i was watching it, i got it last night and used track 1 in a show today, sounds very good at a loud level.

    Going to give it a good listen tomorrow while driving. :)
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    Finally watched this last night. As far as I am concerned I can close the book on my favourite film of the year.

    Just an incredible film, looked amazing, sounded amazing, the performances were excellent.
  5. raigraphixs

    raigraphixs Well-Known Member

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    A US woman sues, having expected a "Fast and Furious" style film :D

    And wants to stop misleading movie trailers

    Video Report - Woman Sues Film Distributor, Theater For Misleading Trailer - Video - WDIV Detroit
  6. Greg Hook

    Greg Hook Moderator & Reviewer

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    I have a feeling the misleading trailer is not the main reason for her lawsuit.
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    as ridiculous as it sounds she's got a point in a way, because she feels like she's been misled and she's lost money as a result. OK, so most people will read reviews and have an idea of what to expect in a movie, but that shouldn't be a necessary requirement. The fact that this story has made the news kind of proves that she has a point. Maybe if she wins her lawsuit then studios will think more about how they market their films to be fair representation. Watching the Drive trailer again makes it look like high octane non stop action, when it's really not like that at all.
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    I really liked this film, especially the contrast between how calm and premeditated he is when driving compared to when he loses it and like others can't stop listening to the soundtrack. However I do think some more dialogue would have made this film exceptional, I know they were complex characters and there was meaning behind every scene, just felt like the silences and looks were exaggerated
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    She does have a good point, you can add Tinker TSS and Adjustment Bureau on that list.
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    Anybody who trusts in advertising alone when handing their money over to purchase anything, is an idiot.
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    How is the Tinker Tailor.. trailer misleading?

    What would this woman prefer, each film mapped out perfectly from start to finish in a two minute preview? Maybe then she could not bother watching the actual films at all and save her ticket fee's for something more worthwhile :rolleyes:
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    In this case I think some attempt should have been made to make the trailer match the tone and style of the film, rather than it being just a compilation of all the action-y bits which is basically what we've got here.
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    Yeah, admittedly the trailer for this doesn't really match the feel of the film at all. But I'd suggest it would've been quite difficult to 'sell' the actual feel of this film and still make it appealing (which is obviously the point of the advertising) in a short preview...maybe you can take that to be quite deceitful, but then a lot of advertising is, it isn't a travesty worth whining about imo. It just amazes me how readily some people will take up legal action, they love it!

    She seems to be more riled up about the 'extreme gratuitous defamatory dehumanizing racism directed against members of the Jewish faith' rather than the lack of car chases. I must confess, I missed this totally?? Wait, somebody taking offence to slurs on the Jewish faith...looking for a refund....is it April 1st? (don't shoot :laugh:)
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    I went for a second viewing tonight before it goes off the big screen and here's a list of reasons to see it twice :

    1. Great use of sound/non sound.
    2. Great camera work, lock off and things moving into view, shadows and car chases.
    3. The music.
    4. Half love story / half uber violence.

    and last ...

    5.
    Until just before the end i realized we never heard his name just the driver so i waited for credits and yes just the driver. Only seen layer cake that managed to pull that off before very well done as it took me almost 2 complete viewings to spot.
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    This ^^

    That is the reason for the lawsuit, nothing at all to do with the misleading trailer.
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    One of the best movies to come out of Hollywood this year thankfully! Really immersive and enjoyable stuff. Gosling is fast becoming another of my favourite actors.

    Fantastic Soundtrack

    8.5/10

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    Awesome film. If you liked this check out "Thief" by Michael Mann.... you'd be forgiven for thinking it was the same director on both.
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    You're right.

    I didn't like the film. There was something missing. Or maybe I just don't like the woman's facial expressions.
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    Agreee about the misleading trailer, and my wife was unamused that I took her to see a film about a getaway driver that had very little getaway driving!

    I think because I was expecting something different, I only thought it was a 7/10 at the time, but it's grown on me since and I'm really looking forward to another viewing now.
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    I still can only picture him as Hal from Malcolm in the Middle.
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    Breaking Bad has well and truly wiped that memory from my mind. He gives what I think is currently the best performance in a drama series by an actor.
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    Hope she wins. It will be a good thing for all consumers.

    Hollywood, beware.:D
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    Yes cool, lets stick it to the more unusual and ambitious films which are a hard sell.
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    for those interested, HMV has the Blu-ray available for preorder at £11.99.
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    raigraphixs Well-Known Member

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    Author James Sallis to release a sequel to Drive novel in April 2012, 'Driven'.

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    Sounds interesting, but imagine I'd be better off reading the original Drive before attempting this sequel.


    Hmmm, can I be bothered...?
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    This is on again tonight at the Cornerhouse Manchester and again once a week for the next couple in case anyone missed it.

    I might see for a third time as the bluray ain't out till end of Jan but depends if its snows anymore :)

    Think I'll put the soundtrack on to get me in the mood for it.
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    Wish it was shown again locally to me. I think it had a two week 'stretch' at the local Odeon.
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    Watched it tonight and this was my only real gripe. I dont really think the main actor had enough screen presence to fill those pauses of empty silence. Actors back in the day like McQueen, Bronson, even Ryan O'Neal (to a point), did have it.
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    Haven't seen anything theatrically for a long time but this is the only recent movie (of the last six months) which I am keen to see on Blu-Ray.

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