You may not know this, but Ciff Martinez, the musical genius behind recent scores such as Drive, Contagion, Spring Breakers, and The Company You Keep has been around as long as the Sundance indie scene. Starting with Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies, and Videotape, he’s been crafting a signature style that in the last number of […]
Drive did not resonate with me as much as I wanted. Not because I thought the trailer looked like The Fast and the Furious and not because the film is poorly made – far from it. I’ve seen it before. It’s a cover.
[Continued from Part 2] IV. Drive As an American, eager to see new talent carve into the meaty flanks of the American Berserk, it certainly seems like Drive is the film that Refn has been working up to; it finally allows him to make a film directly against the black suitcase model. The story – […]
I. The Black Suitcase Full of Cash The Russian writer Viktor Pelevin once suggested that the real protagonist of western culture as a black briefcase full of money. Pelevin’s metaphor is one of those ostensibly off-the-cuff, Zizek-esque film-studies truisms that gnaws at you, prompting you to poke around your personal collection for counter-examples and leaving […]