Cinematography: The Quadrant System in “Drive”

I eat this stuff up with a spoon. From Tony Zhou’s excellent Every Frame A Painting series:

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.


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