Saturday, September 24, 2011

Drive - The Soundtrack

Ryan Gosling's movie "Drive"

I this week saw the newest Ryan Gosling vehicle (no pun intended) Drive. To say it was intense would be an understatement. The most gripping part of the film though was not even the acting (though there was plenty of quality work, to be sure), it was the music. Gosling was quoted as saying that he wanted Drive to be "like a John Hughes movie with violence", and the soundtrack (compiled by accomplished film score composer Cliff Martinez) felt just that way, iconic 80s vibe with lots of dark and infectious beats. The last time a soundtrack clung to me like this was with Donnie Darko, but Drive's soundtrack is all the more haunting for being full of songs I had no previous association with.Take a listen to two of those great songs below and read more about the soundtrack here.

Oh and if you can take bloody Rambo-levels of violence, check out the movie too!