Drive, Joseph Campbell, & Becoming A Real Hero

In this video essay, Jack examines how Nicholas Winding Refn’s genre-bending action movie Drive both conforms to and rejects Joseph Campell’s traditional Hero’s Journey. Ultimately, Jack is interested in exploring what Refn’s deviations from convention tell us about the film’s antihero: the Driver.

 

 

 


Character Arcs


Neo-Noir


Nicolas Winding Refn


Drive