Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976).

Ryan Gosling in Drive (2011).


Their eyes stay on each other, the music pounding in the background.


Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling for W October 2010, Photographed by Inez and Vinoodh



“You’re okay…it’s over”



 Any dreams you have, or plans, or hopes for your future… I think you’re going to have to put that on hold. For the rest of your life you’re going to be looking over your shoulder. I’m just telling you this because I want you to know the truth. But the girl is safe.


Music is the most important tool a director has to work with. Because music enhances emotion and any kind of art form is about expressing and enhancing emotions. And what’s good about music is that it’s so pure. It’s pure emotions. I mean the first movies for many years were just pictures with music. So it’s based on that combination. - Nicolas Winding Refn