I watched ‘Drive’ again tonight and I picked up on a few extra things to possibly try out in my designs.
The first being dirty hands, there is a very significant speech (“my hands are dirty” “so are mine”) indicating a little towards who the Driver is exactly and for this reason I think focusing on the hands could be beneficial.
Secondly is the use of lights, more specifically the colour red. During my second viewing, I realised that there’s clearly a rage burning inside of him and so I thought of the colour red. Soon after there is the shine of a red traffic light, clearly used to resemble what I noticed. Perhaps a technique that could add more levels to my design (something I want it to have).
There is also a use of lighting quite often when The Driver is in his car. It darkens out everything else in the shot, apart from his eyes. I think this is used to emphasise his focus.
There is also far more obvious (and possibly over used) things that show the film on a 2-dimensional level. (For example: blood/gore and cars) I want to avoid these and focus more on the subtle, but still highly relevant, things used.
All things to think about to make my design more 3-dimensional and relevant to the meaning of the film (not it’s face value).