Watch: 'Driving at Night' Profiles 'Drive' & 'Nightcrawler' Car Scenes

August 3, 2015
Source: One Perfect Shot

Driving at Night Video

Time to drive. If you need an afternoon wake-up, or need some inspiration on how to shoot car scenes, or just want to take a "Nightcall" break, then fire this up. Thanks to a tip from One Perfect Shot, there's a video called "Driving at Night" to watch that features footage from Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 film Drive and Dan Gilroy's 2014 film Nightcrawler. The video is just a basic side-by-side profile of the car sequences in both films, but since these two films have such great car scenes, it's very mesmerizing to watch. Especially set to the music they use from Drive. I also really love the car (chase) cinematography in Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners, which also comes to mind with Jake Gyllenhaal driving. Anyway, watch below and enjoy the ride.

Direct from Vimeo, this was made by Jack Mugglestone. "A side by side comparison of the night time driving scenes in Nightcrawler (2014) and Drive (2011)." The video features the song "Nightcall" by Kavinsky (feat. Lovefoxxx) from the Drive soundtrack. Over at One Perfect Shot, they also remind us of the similarities between these two: "While the DPs of both films used the Arri Alexa [camera] (Robert Elswit used the Arri Alexa XT on Nightcrawler) with Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Newton Thomas Sigel frames the action of Drive so the viewer is brought inside the car while Elswit moves around the car." I love both of these films and I think each one has so much to admire. It's cool to see them profiled side-by-side like this.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


Both movies are pretty awesome. Just watched Nightcrawler yesterday, in fact...

Bl00dwerK on Aug 3, 2015


So good. Driving at night is the sickness. Can't forget about Michael Mann's COLLATERAL!~ Damn that movie is good.

DAVIDPD on Aug 3, 2015


So underrated.

ragethorn on Aug 3, 2015


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LaurenRFrantz on Aug 4, 2015


Great way to spend 4 minutes

Joker's hideout on Aug 4, 2015

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