The Driver

Cars Culture

Last night we at Influx towers decided to dig out our fave car flick. It’s been a while since we’ve seen it. Walter Hill’s dark car chase movie The Driver is a stone cold classic. In fact, not only is the driving the main feature in the movie, it actually is the movie.

The normally clean cut and all-American Ryan O”Neill plays an unlikely genius wheelman crim; and in this scene early on in the film, he demonstrates his dexterity, performing a horribly thrilling demolition job in the process.

What’s so great about this as a car movie is that, as opposed to the huge majority of the cheesy contemporary takes on car culture like ‘Fast and Furious’ etc, is that this is a film almost devoid of dialogue or clamouring score and relies solely on the cool, understated cinematography. That, an of course the mind numbingly brilliant driving.

Hunt it down.

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