“Why don’t you get a right-hand car?” cinematographer Paul Reuter suggested to director James Rasin. The two had been talking about his friend’s inventive and very personal concept of shooting a journey from Manhattan in NY to the Pacific Ocean in L.A., no cuts. It would encapsulate the American dream, the free spirit of getting into the car and just driving to the coast. They called it DRIVE.
Still from DRIVE: Gas stop in Williams, AZ; Day 3.
“This film is beautiful . . . DRIVE, in one shot, records a road trip from Greenwich Village to an oceanside parking lot in Malibu. Think of it: How do you pull this off gracefully, artfully, without a hitch? . . .Here, the concept is crystalline; its execution, Byzantine. It is a work of conceptual, visual, technical and logistical brilliance”.