It may be The Artist taking home all the awards but it seems Ryan Gosling is equally as deserving for his role as the strong silent type in the film Drive. What he is able to do as the dangerous loner with so few words is pretty impressive. The movie is light on dialogue but heavy on intensity and all of the performances are riveting but the music also plays a key role in driving the story forward.
The movie is dark, gritty and slightly twisted…with Albert Brooks as a bad guy…but the soundtrack is at times surprisingly catchy and does a really nice job filling in the blanks during some silent but deadly moments. Hearing the music in the context of the film probably makes for an overall better experience but for those who haven’t caught it yet, here’s a good sampling….