3 items from 2011
Ever since I saw it over in Cannes earlier this year, Drive has imprinted itself indelibly upon my psyche as one of the most effortlessly cool flicks of not only this year but any year. It is a curio of the highest order, consciously refusing generic traditions and reinventing the way tone and subject matter coexist on screen in a manner that is both jarring and hugely affecting.
The official soundtrack, by former Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez follows the trend set by the film itself, hopping genres effortlessly, but retaining a fundamental linked essence through every track that builds up an identity as important to the film as Ryan Gosling’s Driver himself. Within the space of just nineteen tracks
A lot of commenters seem content to label Drive a “bad-ass” film, a grindhouse infusion of action and simmering indie drama, with a particularly brutal fascination with »
- Simon Gallagher
Nicolas Windfing Refn’s part heist movie/part slick car thriller/part Grindhouse gore fest Drive, which I saw premiere in Cannes and fell in love with 2/3rd’s of it (but hated the final act) has an immediately striking musical tone that has a warm & fuzzy feel… one that that relaxes you. The opening of the movie is like a late night road trip home, slightly melancholy and longing but tunes that understand and comfort. The opening credits play to these Eurosynth-styled songs, which along with the vibrant pinks and Miami Vice inspired skylines, gives off a very 80′s feel to what is a 70′s inspired film.
I loved the music from the film more than anything else and Lakeshore Records will release Drive: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in the U.S. on September 13th on the same day as Film District release the movie (it will »
- Matt Holmes
Screening Times: Tuesday March 15th, 9:15pm (Alamo Ritz 1), Friday march 18th, 7:00pm (Vimeo Theater)
A veteran director and producer of cable television (Wicked Wicked Games, Desire), P. David Ebersole’s rock doc Hit So Hard is a typical booze-and-drug-filled profile of his friend and collaborator Patty Schemel, the original drummer for the seminal grunge band Hole, who fell on hard times after the always controversial rock band’s heyday.
Filmmaker: How did you first conceive of Hit So Hard?
Ebersole: My friend Patty Schemel brought me a gold box, filled with 40-plus hours of never-before-seen video footage from when she was on tour with her band Hole. She shot the tape on Hi-8 and was afraid it would disintegrate soon, so she came asking for advice about how to best preserve it. Soon, the two of us were transferring the tapes and watching the footage together. Patty, a great raconteur, »
- Brandon Harris
3 items from 2011
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