Seven (More) Ways To Talk About ‘Drive,’ The Most (Over)Talked-About Movie Of The Year
7. The mask is also crucial to my dumbest “Drive” theory, which is that “Drive” takes place in the same universe as last year’s best guy-drives-around-L.A.-not-talking-much movie, Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere.” There’s a scene in that film in which Steven Dorff — playing an actor sentenced to spend eternity bored in the Chateau Marmont — has a rubber mold made of his head, and he has to sit for what feels like an hour of screen time all gooped up in a metaphor for the way celebrity mummifies the living. We never see what happens to Dorff’s mask. I like to believe a stuntman stole it.
(Source: The New York Times)