Nicolas Winding Refn

Video Essay: Drive – The Quadrant System (2015)

One of the many pleasures of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” (2011) is that the shots feel both tightly composed and weirdly unpredictable. Even though most of the images follow a simple quadrant system, Refn puts plenty of subtle touches within the frame. Let’s take a look.


Video essay by Every Frame a Painting.