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Paul Schrader

Drive

drive I am an extremely quiet person, and since quiet constitutions are often regarded with suspicion, I appreciate films with¬†extremely quiet heroes. The quiet is what I admired most about Drive,¬†at first. There is restraint in dialogue, and stillness in composition. Even Ryan Gosling’s facial features, unusually petite, restrain themselves from reaching a size better fitting the large plane of his face (it takes one big face to know another).