I don’t have wheels on my car. That’s one thing you should know about me.
Albert was fun because he was so into it but he was also very nervous of it, especially when he had to kill people. I’d have to be like, “No, Albert, harder! No Albert, stab him!” Eventually I was like, “Kill the fucking guy!” So, it was a constant evolution but in the end he became like a killing machine. - Nicolas Winding Refn on Albert Brooks
Any dreams you have, or plans, or hopes for your future… I think you’re going to have to put that on hold. For the rest of your life you’re going to be looking over your shoulder. I’m just telling you this because I want you to know the truth. But the girl is safe.
Me and Mat Newman, who edits all my movies, we stole that [the opening titles] in the editing table from Risky Business. -Nicolas Winding Refn
In the elevator scene is where Driver realizes that the circumstances have led to this—they’re in an elevator and he knows what he has to do now, and he will lose her forever, so he kisses her goodbye, because he knows he now has to go to the dark side in order to protect her. -Nicolas Winding Refn