Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver. After he becomes attracted to a female neighbour whose husband owes money to local gangsters, he is drawn deeper into a dangerous underworld.
Most of Drive’s famed ethereal electronic-pop score was composed by Cliff Martinez, containing tracks with vintage keyboards and bluntly descriptive titles. Refn wanted electronic music for the film and to have the music occasionally be abstract so viewers can see things from the driver’s perspective. He gave composer Martinez a sampling of songs he liked and asked Martinez to emulate the sound, resulting in “a kind of retro, 80ish, synthesizer europop”.