The Elevator Scene (Drive, Winding Refen, 2011)

by Chase Kekai November. 18, 2016 388 views

One of my favorites, this whole movie is a cinematographic tour de force. In this scene from Drive, Ryan Gosling realizes he has to kill this other man in the elevator before he kills him and his love interest. But before: He kisses her for the first time and makes his affections clear under the chiaroscuro elevator lighting, his arm shining bright like a shield. It's like a Caravaggio painting from the Baroque period brought to life onscreen. 

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