Monday, May 07, 2012

Megan Abbott and Boris Dralyuk


Discuss DRIVEN at the LA REVIEW OF BOOKS.

I haven't read it yet but DRIVE, book and movie, were terrific. How often does that happen?

6 comments:

George said...

Nelson DeMille's THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER was a good novel, but the movie version (with William Goldman's brilliant script) was even better.

Todd Mason said...

It helps the film if the novel is both good and cinematic. But it still takes artists on the film end, too...see examples ranging from THE MALTESE FALCON to THE HAUNTING to THE SWIMMER...

John said...

I rented DRIVE because Ryan Gosling was in it and I find him a fascinating young actor. I knew nothing about the movie: hadn't read a review, didn't read much of the blurb on the DVD box before I rented it. Just knew it was a crime thriller with Gosling in it. The movie really took me by surprise. Such tenderness and brutality living side by side in one movie. Some of the most relentless scenes of violence I've seen in a long time. That face bashing/kicking/beating in the elevator. Wow!

pattinase (abbott) said...

I found that scene almost impossible to watch. The submerged beast rears its head.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - It is indeed rare when a book and a movie are both really well-done. I can only think of a handful of examples myself.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Well they are three favorites, Todd. The gold standard.