Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scene of the Week: Drive

By s. Tuesday, October 25, 2011 , ,
directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

The scene: When the driver (Ryan Gosling) gets in the elevator with Irene (Carey Mulligan) his neighbor he is falling in love with and unkown man he suddenly notices a gun in the man's pocket. Knowing that the man was sent after him and Irene, the driver pushes her to the end of the elevator and decides to kiss her - for the first and last time - before he begins senselessy kicking man's head and killing him. Irene, previously oblivious to the fact the driver is capable of unimaginable violence slowly exits the elevator and stares at him shocked, while he looks apologetic knowing that even though he just saved her life she will never look at him the same way as before.


  1. This scene has easily become one of my most favourite scenes of all time. The lighting, the feeling. The change that takes place in a person. I mean people have already started studying this scene. It's going to be that iconic and I am so glad I was part of the generation when it came out.

    1. Yes it was terrific, really a centerpiece of this film. Superbly made and just fantastic acting from Gosling and Mulligan.