please don't watch the workprint of "Drive" floating around the internet right now.
i know it’s tempting, but please don’t! it was not meant to be viewed by anyone outside of the production. as someone who works in show business, i would be DEVASTATED if people were watching an unfinished version of my movie. the music is completely different, for one, and the REAL music by cliff martinez, kavinsky & lovefoxxx, college, etc is AMAZING and totally made the whole movie for me. perhaps more importantly, the visual effects had not been completed when this workprint was made, which means everything is going to look fake and really shitty! it’s also shorter than the theatrical version, so there are like 6 minutes of scenes the director decided NEEDED to be in the movie that are missing.
i probably shouldn’t say this, but normally i’m all for watching movies online if you can, the cinema is expensive and if you’re obsessed and want to see everything it’s pretty impossible. but please make DRIVE the movie that you go to the cinema and pay for. it was one of my favorite theatre experiences ever and SO WORTH the price of admission. i promise you. please don’t watch the workprint! like, it’s literally bothering me that people aren’t getting the full effect of the real DRIVE. hey, it’s sunday. you’re not at work! go see Drive right now. IT IS SO GOOD AND I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE IT AGAIN. ok? to sum up: YAY cinema, NAY workprint. ok. this has been a PSA by capriamovies.
I’m sad, you guys. It was so awesome though. There were SO many obsessed Potterheads like myself in there. It was almost half full! I was not expecting that. I mean, the movie has been out over two months. It seems like a lot of people showed up to see it one last time as opposed to people finally catching it who hadn’t seen it yet. :( I heard so many people crying, you could tell that it was like a Pottermore convention up in there. MY ENDLESS CREYS.
You don't watch a lot of films with minority actors and actresses nor films directed by minorities. Do you find that problematic or is it something you haven't noticed?
Well, no one watches a lot of films starring/directed by minorities, do they? Because such a small amount are actually produced, which means the chance of them actually being good is teeny, since most movies in general suck nowadays. It has nothing to do with me, I have no prejudice against anyone. I wish Hollywood was more racially diverse, but sadly it’s just not. That’s why I love the show Grey’s Anatomy, because they don’t include race in their character breakdowns when casting. I also wish that gay people in movies could go beyond sassy BFFs holding martinis and brash annoyed lesbians wearing flannel, but this is the world we live in.
Also, just because you don’t see something on this blog doesn’t mean I “don’t watch”. If I blogged about everything I watch there would be a constant flood of posts. I watch the widest variety of movies of anyone I have ever met. The only thing I don’t watch very often is foreign films, westerns, and silent films and I would actually like to change that. I blog about whatever evokes the most passion in me, be it positive or negative, but mostly positive just because I hate when people sit on the internet and complain about shit all day, so I tend not to do that. I definitely wouldn’t want people to think that I avoid movies that star/are directed by minorities because that is not true and I would never do that.
“I’m scared of everything! I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am… and most of all, I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling for the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”—Baby, Dirty Dancing