The Perfect Shots of ‘Drive’

On this week’s Shot by Shot Podcast, Ryan Gosling finds new uses for your average hammer.


On this week’s Shot by Shot Podcast, Ryan Gosling finds new uses for your average hammer.

For the latest episode of Shot by Shot, the official cinematography podcast of One Perfect Shot and Film School Rejects, myself and Geoff Todd have selected hands-down one of the coolest films of all-time, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, which was shot by cinematography Newton Thomas Sigel.

If this is your first listen to the show, the format’s simple: each week Geoff and I each pick a few shots from a certain film and discuss their effect and significance. Already we’ve done episodes on 2001: A Space Odyssey, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Silence and next week we’re talking Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead, so there’s never been a better time to start following, which you can do on Twitter @OnePerfectPod and Facebook at, and the two of us on Twitter: @TheGeoffTodd and @HPerryHorton. And if you like what you hear – spoiler alert: you’re going to – be sure to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss a single episode of us or any of the other shows in our family of OnePerfectPodcasts.

Check out the podcast at the link below, along with a gallery of the shots we’re discussing, and a bonus video I made of the infamous elevator fight scene, which causes The Driver to completely unravel in just two dozen shots and three-and-a-half-minutes.

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