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In 24 hours, nearly a week after release, I would have seen Drive. My thoughts will follow, but here’s a series of interviews from the cast of the movie, namely Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, as well as the film’s visionary director, Nicolas Winding Refn. These interviews, while not conducted by me personally are an excellent read. So can’t wait to see this film tomorrow night; I already know that I’m going to love the shit out of it…
Ryan Gosling rose to fame with the 2001 Sundance hit The Believer, which told the searing story of a violent, anti-semitic neo-Nazi thug who hides a shocking secret from his friends: he is Jewish. The film established Gosling as a fearless and meticulous actor ready to embrace the most difficult projects, although his starring role in the acclaimed 2004 tragi-drama The Notebook revealed his softer side. Though that »
- Paul Heath
“Drive” hits theaters today (September 16), and director Nicolas Winding Refn’s stylized, synth-soundtracked action flick is one of the best things you’ll see this year – just trust us. We were blown away by the story of Driver (Ryan Gosling) – a stuntman by day and a getaway wheelman by night – who falls for a vulnerable neighbor in peril (Carey Mulligan), and finds himself embroiled in a twisted heist involving her husband (Oscar Isaac). Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman and Christina Hendricks deliver in top-notch supporting roles, and Albert Brooks is absolutely menacing as the villainous Bernie Rose.
The movie is chock full of elaborate stunts, which got us thinking – what was it like to coordinate the action of “Drive”? We sat down with Darrin Prescott, the film’s Stunt Coordinator and Second Unit Director, to find out. Darrin has been a member of the stunt crew on 95 films, including “Independence Day, »
- Katie Calautti
We have an exclusive special feature clip from the home video release of Faster, which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD March 1. Click on the video player below to watch as stunt coordinator Darrin Prescott and director George Tillman Jr. take us through a car chase scene between Driver (Dwayne Johnson) and Killer (Oliver Jackson-Cohen).
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After 10 years in prison, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has focused on one thing - hunting down the people responsible for brutally murdering his brother. Now a free man with a terrifying purpose, he sets out to find and kill all those on his list. But on his heals are two men who will do anything to stop him - a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) and a hitman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) who finds his match in this worthy opponent. Now, the hunter is also the hunted.
3 items from 2011
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