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Refn Reflections

The films of Nicolas Winding Refn tend to be films about inner struggle. When relaying this to the audience, the Danish filmmaker often turns to reflections (most significantly in DRIVE and THE NEON DEMON). We see Julian in ONLY GOD FORGIVES unable to look his own reflection in the eye. We see the driver in DRIVE constantly burdened by his own reflection in his rear-view mirror. We see Jesse bombarded by mirrors and reflections in THE NEON DEMON, signifying the young model's decent into her superficial world. Here is a look at Refn's use of reflections in his films.

Films: FEAR X (2003) PUSHER II (2004) BRONSON (2008) VALHALLA RISING (2009) DRIVE (2011) ONLY GOD FORGIVES (2013) THE NEON DEMON (2016) Music: "Neon Demon" by Cliff Martinez "The Demon Dance" by Julian Winding "Jesse Sneaks into Her Room" by Cliff Martinez "Digital Versicolor" by Glass Candy

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