Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn on-set of Only God Forgives (2013)
I hope it will inspire you too.
The main function of art is to create reactions. It’s not about good or bad ‘cause essentially that’s insignificant. You can have a good experience that has a bad post-reaction. You can have a terrible experience that has a great afterlife. We spend so much time categorizing as much as we can into good or bad taste - which is irrelevant when it comes to any kind of emotional experience. You can’t. It’s so individual. But we live in a society which is so obsessed with information and definition in order for us to move on. Our lives are so organized that even an experience has to be categorized as fast as possible. It can be good sometimes but it’s also the enemy, in a way. It’s the enemy of life and of emotions. It’s like having to explain your sex life, to define it, because or else, why have it?
Can I talk to you? I won’t keep you long. I have to go somewhere and I don’t think I can come back. But I just wanted you to know. Getting to be around you and Benicio was the best thing that ever happened to me.
one of my favourite songs and scenes from Drive
1. Drive - Nicolas Winding Refn
This movie has all the ingredients to make it my number one. A killer soundtrack, performances mainly based on eye-body expressions, mind-blowing visuals, a little bit of gore, and above all the sublime vagueness of it all. It feels like an European movie set in LA.
Favourite scene: Elevator ride and motel scene.
“If I drive for you, you give me a time and a place. I give you a five-minute window, anything happens in that five minutes and I’m yours no matter what. I don’t sit in while you’re running it down; I don’t carry a gun… I drive.”
A real human being & a real hero.