Driver (A Drive 2011 edit)Featured
La La Land PAL DVD
Nitrate film burn footage courtesy of TM2YC
Last Impressions and Heavysyde for their input on the project
And anyone else who followed this edits development
Other programs used:
- Added Malthus Fanedits card
- Included La La Land studio cards
- Included a new pre-credits scene from La La Land
- Added additional credits for Emma Stone and Damien Chazelle
- Masked and replaced title with Driver
- Added 4 dream sequences
- Added film burn after the second dream
- Masked and replaced phone vibration noise before the third dream
- Added City of Stars over the credits
Absolutely enjoyable, I can’t believe I put off watching a mix of Drive and La La Land. First of all Drive isn't your typical car-chase thriller. This instant classic teleports you to a darker bloody, beautiful, and well thought out version of LA. The visuals and audio are one-of-a-kinds for this film and it works out surprisingly well. Finally, Ryan Gosling delivers a brilliant controlled and subtle performance as the driver. Now you ask me what more to this fan edit.
The obvious mix would be to mix Drive with the Gosling/Refn follow up Only God forgives, which in my opinion is a spiritual sequel to Drive. Not only it shares a similar Gosling performance, but also has the same look and feel. Only this time it's in Bangkok.
So how come Malthus is choosing La La Land instead of Only God forgives. I guess Malthus doesn't want to follow the easy way and the aim of his fan edit is to explore the Gosling 'Driver' character by giving us some more insight into his motivation and maybe his past. At first sight, the mix of Drive and La La Land doesn't make an obvious good match up. Gosling's character is different and the love story is a magical love letter to the golden age of Hollywood.
Despite being a bit confused I really enjoyed this fan mix. It has a very Lynchian feel and that is what it makes it stands out.
Malthus 'Driver' is not in HD. Not sure that was on purpose, but the edit has now a different retro look and feel. It is a bit blurry but I really like the level of some sort of regrading :) Finally, the movie pacing is well kept still despite the dream sequences and I did not notice and hasty cuts.
If you want to experience Drive with a new twist I recommend you watch this fan edit.
Well done Malthus!
it was a very interesting and joyful edit.
To combine Drive with some scenes (most dancing scenes) from la la land.
Could that really work?
And yes It worked very well.
Ryan Gosling looks almost the same in both movies so the shots with him worked very well.
My favourite scene in the edit was the elevator scene.
Built with a lot of tension and then it breaks with a small scene from la la land and then back to the elevator again.
It worked wonderfully.
My only complain is that the edit is not in HD so I though the picture was a little blurry in some scenes.
if this edit was done in HD it would be given the full score of points
Thanks for a great Edit Malthus