Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is by far my favourite film of the year. By so far.
It very much deservedly won him the Best Director Award when it debuted at this year’s Cannes Film Festival back in May. And, in my opinion, it is quite simply one of the most awesome and coolest movies ever made.
Though it didn’t do as well as it should have at the box office, earning $43m., it still more than trebled its $13m. budget, which is an impressive accomplishment to make, especially with an 18-/R-rated film (a rating it very much both deserves and enjoys).
Ryan Gosling gives arguably the best performance of his career to date, with tremendous supporting performances from Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, and Albert Brooks – the last of which is tipped to having a shot at the Best Supporting Actor award at the Oscars next year.
So it gives me a lot of pleasure to share this awesome fan-made poster for the film, courtesy of Badass Digest, designed by James White of Signalnoise. It takes the design of the original – and what I hope will become iconic – poster and infuses it with a sense of awesomeness/retroness that’s very much in keeping with the feel of the film.
“The film had a strong but modernized 80′s vibe, and I really wanted to keep that flavour intact.”
Drive was released at the end of last month, and if you’re lucky, your local cinema might still be showing it for a few more days. If you haven’t already seen it, I highly recommend you take the opportunity to watch it now. And if it’s not still playing, then it is scheduled to come out on DVD/Blu-Ray on 30th January next year – I already can’t wait for my Blu-Ray copy to arrive in the post.
White’s poster is hopefully going to be available to buy soon, and it’s definitely tempting to pick up a print because it really is brilliant. Without further ado, here it is (and as usual, click to enlarge). Enjoy. It’s pretty damn beautiful, just like the film.