I wanted to name this post Drive vs. The Dark Valley, yet I did not. I came over Drive while listening to some relaxing music; the original movie soundtrack was suggested by YouTube. I watched a trailer and I said to myself that this is not the usual action movie. The music composed by Cliff Martinez was not a match for just an action movie, so I said to myself that this must be something different.
I remember Ryan Gosling from All Good Things, Oscar Isaac from Ex Machina, and Carey Mulligan from Never Let Me Go.
Yet it was something different that triggered my desire to watch this movie. There were some electropop tunes in one of the tracks that reminded me of the sound of Sinnerman by One Two Three Cheers and A Tiger featuring Lana Sharp, the song that I will always link with The Dark Valley (Das Finstere Tal). Vincent Pierre Claude Belorgey, known as Kavinsky is the composer of Nightcall, the song that triggered my interest for Drive.
How about listening to these two songs again, then comparing the actions in Drive and The Dark Valley? I’ll be curious about your opinion!
Kavinsky – Nightcall
One Two Three Cheers and A Tiger featuring Lana Sharp – Sinnerman
Drive – movie trailer
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
This is not a movie review (yet I’ve added a trailer at the end of this post)! Here are only a couple of notes related to the original soundtrack, a line and a short dialogue. Yes, that’s all folks: music and dialogues!
Deep Purple – Hush
King Crimson – In The Court of the Crimson King
Battersea Power Station – Pink Floyd’s flying pig
(Jasper) “Why bother if life’s going to make its own choices?”
(Miriam) “Everything happens for a reason!”
(Jasper) “That I don’t know!”
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
At first I was not attracted by this movie due to its trailer. Three minutes or less are not enough in order to introduce you into the very core of it. So I skipped it. For quite a while. Until now, when my daughter shared her To Watch & Watched movie list. Even so, it was not the very first to watch.
Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.
The right moment arrived, so here are a few lines connecting The Imitation Game with one of my latest post, Ex Machina, already connected with another movie.
Alan Turing is the scientist who successfully managed to decipher the German coding machine during World War II, using one of the very first computers, and electromechanical one. The Imitation Game is about his work along with his team to complete this computer, the predecessor of the “digital computer”, and also some hidden aspects of his own life.
The idea from Ex Machina is based on Turing Test, a test named by Alan Turing The Imitation Game.
The purpose of this game is explained by Alan Turing himself (actually by the actor playing Turing’s character) in one of the scenes in The Imitation Game (the movie).
Prior to mention the cast and the director of the movie, here’s the website maintained by biographer Andrew Hodges, dedicated to Alan Turing: The Enigma.
Curious about Enigma? You might be interested by the following video on the Enigma machine!