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I'll expound a little on what Christian says above as, while I think his answer is correct and sufficient, it was this very same question that led to a deeper understanding of the film for me. I also wondered about the lack of a name for the driver - until a specific moment in the film which I think explains most of the motivation for what is presented. ...


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He did not have a name and a lot of reviewers and critics are comparing him to The Man With No Name as a tough, near dialogue-less man who only has his goal in mind. As far as how the director achieved this, it seems to me just clever writing not too different to how it was pulled off in Fight Club.


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From Wikipedia: The Driver makes a final phone call to Irene to tell her he is leaving, and says that meeting her and Benicio was the best thing that has ever happened to him [...] [...] That evening, Irene knocks on the Driver's apartment door, with no response. The Driver drives into the night. From 'Drive' Ending Explained: When we last see ...


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From an interview with the director Nicolas W. Refn: You talk about the idea of Drive as a superhero film, can you talk about where the idea for the scorpion symbol on Ryan’s jacket came from and the allusion to the scorpion and the frog story within the film? I knew I wanted a satin jacket because I knew I wanted him to shine at night. ...


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It says Fuck off because Cook doesn't trust The Kid and thinks The Kid just some overzealous/arrogant punk forcing his way into a world he doesn't understand. But as we learn, The Kid does understand it very well. The Kid still gets to go on the job not only because he's doing it for Standard and his wife, showing his arrogance and determination as part ...


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Well, first of all the movie's story is based on James Sallis' novel and he doesn't have a name in there either (it must be even harder for a narrator to call him driver all the time ;)). So in addition to what TylerShads already said, it could partly also just be to do justice to the novel (whereas I'm sure they haven't ported the novel one-to-one, it would ...


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One of the great things about Drive it that it doesn't pander to normal Hollywood convention. Some of the key choices reinforce each other. The Driver doesn't have any backstory to explain who he is or why he behaves the way he does. The choice not to give him a name seems deliberate and seems to reinforce his lack of a backstory, making him similar to the ...


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Cook planned to double-cross the Driver by pursuing him after the robbery (which he did), killing him (which he failed at), and taking the money. Driver learns this from Christina Hendricks. From IMDB: As Nino explains, the money belonged to an East coast mobster who was moving it in to finance a new LA based operation. The pawn shop was a front ...



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