- By Iain Borden

Drive: Journeys through Film, Cities and Landscapes

  • Title: Drive: Journeys through Film, Cities and Landscapes
  • Author: Iain Borden
  • ISBN: 9781780230269
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • Drive Journeys through Film Cities and Landscapes The open road it s a phrase that calls to mind a sense of freedom adventure and new possibilities that make driving one of our most liberating activities In Drive Iain Borden explores the way drivi

    The open road it s a phrase that calls to mind a sense of freedom, adventure, and new possibilities that make driving one of our most liberating activities In Drive, Iain Borden explores the way driving allows us to encounter landscapes and cities around the world He takes particular notice of how driving is portrayed in film from America to Europe to Asia and from Hol The open road it s a phrase that calls to mind a sense of freedom, adventure, and new possibilities that make driving one of our most liberating activities In Drive, Iain Borden explores the way driving allows us to encounter landscapes and cities around the world He takes particular notice of how driving is portrayed in film from America to Europe to Asia and from Hollywood to the avant garde, covering over a century of history and referencing hundreds of movies From the dusty landscapes of The Grapes of Wrath to the city streets of The Italian Job from the aesthetic delights of Rain Man and Traffic to the existential musings of Thelma and Louise and Vanishing Point from the freeway pleasures of Radio On and London Orbital to the high speed dangers of Crash, Bullitt, and C tait un Rendezvous this book shows how driving with different speeds, cars, roads, and cities provides experiences and challenges beyond compare Borden concludes that as an integral part of modern life, car driving is something to be celebrated and even encouraged, making Drive a timely riposte to anti car attitudes, and those blind to the richness of life behind the wheel.

    1 thought on “Drive: Journeys through Film, Cities and Landscapes

    1. This was so good. So, so good. It made me want to watch pretty much every film referenced, whether I'd seen them before or not, it inspired me to put more work into my own photo series concept about cars and car culture, and just made me think a hell of a lot about cars and driving. As a gear head, that's fabulous. Perfect Christmas present from Manny, no doubt. (Serious bonus points for use of quotes from Mark Webber and the one and only Ayrton Senna.)

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