Shot Counter: The Elevator Fight in ‘Drive’

One Perfect Frame counts off each shot in the elevator fight scene between the Driver (Ryan Gosling) and the Hitman in Nicholas Winding Refn’s film, Drive. In doing so he illustrates how Refn employs the shot-reverse-shot technique to build suspense and convey the demise of the relationship between the Driver and Irene (Carey Mulligan) through images alone.

Shot by Shot

Nicolas Winding Refn