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BRB NEED TO TAKE A WEEK OFF WORK TO SEE THIS AS MANY TIMES IN THEATRES AS I DOUBTLESS WILL HAVE TO.
Procrastination Theatre: June 8, 2012
Listen, obviously we loved this movie and it was haunting and violent and brutal and fascinating (we still liked Drive better, though). But I am also just saying that my brothers and I have a plan to one day paint ourselves completely red and then wake the Boyfriend up by standing over him while turning the lights on and off really quickly.
But I had this idea to shoot it like a fairy tale, essentially Drive took on this fairy tale structure, you know, you have the archetype of the night who roams the wasteland in search of a woman to save. He even has a jacket with a scorpion on as his symbol. And it’s a movie about a man who has difficulty dealing with reality, the Driver character is essentially psychotic but he’s not psychopathic, because he has a lot of empathy and purity, but he’s psychotic in his behaviour; he’s willing to go to great lengths to protect what is pure. He’s almost a man who doesn’t belong in our time anymore. So, the characters became very archetypal.