Based on the novel by James Sallis, Drive follows the story of a character known only as “Driver” (Gosling), a Hollywood stunt driver by day, and get-away wheel man by night. “Driver” is drawn into a heist that goes horribly wrong when he attempts to help the ex-con husband of his neighbor Irene ( Carey Mulligan) and her son.
“I got connected to him (“Driver) by way of…So when I was a kid and I first saw “First Blood,” after I saw it it kind of put a spell on me and I thought I was Rambo. I went to school the next day and I put all of my mother’s steak knives in my Fisher Price Houdini kit and I threw them at all the kids at recess. I got suspended, which I should’ve been, and I’m sorry about what I did, and I learned my lesson, but my parents put a leash on me and said we can’t show this kid violent movies. He goes crazy, we can’t watch R-rated movies. So I could just watch only Bible movies and National Geographic movies, which are very violent anyways but I saw what they were going for. My point is I understand the spell that films can cast on you and that, when I read this script, the behavior of the character to me seemed to be somebody who watched too many movies and had become the star of his own action film. So that’s how I thought about it.”
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