06-03-2012 | 15.12
If the Oscar winners were to be chosen by 25 year old girls, Drive would have been a winner in many categories this year. Leading actor of the film Ryan Gossling has to be the hottest anti hero since Harrison Ford's role as Han Solo in Star Wars. Unfortunately the jury of the Academy Awards consists of a bunch of eighty year olds and the movie didn't get an Oscar.
It's kind of weird why the soundtrack didn't even get a nomination though, since these eighty year olds must have had some good times in the 80's on music like the stuff you hear during the movie. With 'Nightcall' by the Frenchman Kavinsky as the super hit of the soundtrack of course. Although most of the fine music on this soundtrack was written en composed by Cliff Martinez. Martinez used to drum for the Red Hot Chili Peppers a long time ago, nowadays he mainly produces music for movies in the San Fernando Valley. And not without results, since there were more candidates in the running for the Drive soundtrack.
The young Johnny Jewel, known for his producer work for Glass Candy and The Chromatics, almost got the job. While hearing his album 'Symmetry: Themes For An Imaginary Film' we can imagine it wasn't a bad choice either. Jewel tells Pitchfork in an interview why he wasn't picked out for the job. WE can't complain about the decision, because it left us with two great albums.