"I give you five minutes when we get there. Anything happens in that five minutes and I’m yours. No matter what. Anything a minute on either side of that and you’re on your own. I don’t sit in while you’re running it down. I don’t carry a gun. I drive." - Drive (2011)
ONE FOR EACH GENERATION
Anybody who drive cars for a living certainly has a story to tell.
The similarities between Taxi Driver (1976) and Drive (2011) are reflected in the characterization, the storyline, the shots and the ambiguous ending for both films. Some might argue which one is the best, but lets not compare them. Both Scorsese and Refn have created films that will last for generations to come. They also could not choose a better actor to play the lead. De Niro and Gosling both act as a loner who prone to violence and fall in love with women they can’t have. While Travis Bickle is one of De Niro’s most iconic role, Gosling has establish himself as one of Hollywood’s most popular leading man.
"Driver is exactly my kind of movie character, with the sort of dilemma that I think is inherently cinematic. His dilemma is that he doesn’t belong to the day or the night. He’s caught between two worlds, he doesn’t know which one to belong to, and he ends up transforming himself into what he was meant to be, which is a hero, which he wasn’t aware of." - Nicolas Winding Refn