Nicolas Winding Refn, director of recently released dramatic thriller The Neon Demon, and Cliff Martinez, composer of The Neon Demon‘s score, recently sat down with Bloody Disgusting and had a discussion about the film in which Refn and Martinez voiced a lot of very untraditional viewpoints in regards to The Neon Demon. Show More Summary
Wickedly original, The Neon Demon finds Nicolas Winding Refn at his divisive and provocative best, as he toys, disturbs and, even, infuriates his audience, all with a knowing wink.
Back in 2011, a little movie called Drive changed the way we felt about a few things: a) Ryan Gosling b) Elevators c) White jackets with scorpions on the back It married a noir framework to the world of a getaway driver in Los Angeles, featuring the likes of Carey ... More »
Capone embraces the disturbing, beautiful horror of Nicolas Winding Refn's THE NEON DEMON Read the full article on AICN Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. Even when I don’t like his films (which is rare), I’m always glad writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn is out there in the world making movies. Show More Summary
Nicolas Winding Refn’s new bloodsucking model movie, The Neon Demon, might not be great, unless you like Refn’s aesthetic of hyper-violent pastiche, in which case, it’s amazing! Anyway, the soundtrack for that film is, even when removed from the visuals, fairly stunning. And it includes a new track from Sia, which you can listen to now. […]
Nicolas Winding Refn's stylish new thriller nearly sent a woman sitting next to me into early labor at a press screening this week. [ more › ]
The Neon Demon is the latest film from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. The original music is by Cliff Martinez, but its soundtrack does feature an original song by Sia produced by none other than Diplo. “Waving Goodbye” is a creeping, clanking, and ultimately cacophonous electronic pop-rock anthem — because Sia doesn’t really traffic in […]
Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn has a reputation for making polarizing works that are nevertheless visually arresting, with memorable synthesized scores, like "Drive," "Bronson," and "Only God Forgives." Now Refn has entered headfirst...Show More Summary
Reviewing The Neon Demon, the latest film from director Nicolas Winding Refn, is a bit like reviewing a film made by David Lynch or Alejandro Jodorowsky. The normal rules of narrative and structure don’t apply, making it particularly difficult describe what the film is about and say whether or not it succeeds in what it sets out to accomplish. [Read more...]
Elle Fanning has been traveling around the world non-stop since her newest film, Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Neon Demon," premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in mid-May. (The film hits theaters Friday.) And right alongside her for much of the film's press tour was her... Continue reading
The Neon Demon, the latest film from controversial writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives), will be released theatrically on June 24th. Bloody Disgusting had a chance to speak with Refn and the film’s composer Cliff Martinez about the film and their thoughts on the initial audience reactions and the commercial potential of it as well. Sitting […]
With Nicolas Winding Refn releasing his first-ever female-driven movie “The Neon Demon” this weekend, the director is tapping into a different side of his unique storytelling. But this isn’t the first time the Danish filmmaker has wanted to make a movie with a strong female lead. Show More Summary
Who is the Neon Demon in “The Neon Demon”? It’s a fair question, as the latest from Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is purposefully ambiguous as to whether the entity of the title is a specific person or being or maybe instead the hunger for fame and its flashbulb shine of glamour and beauty....
Elle Fanning stars as an L.A. model whose beauty inspires jealousy and violence in the Drive director's controversial latest. The pressure on women to be what society considers "beautiful" starts at a young age, and as the father of two girls ages 13 and 7, it's something Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn thinks about quite often. Show More Summary
Nicolas Winding Refn creates iconic characters, individuals who, despite the madness in which they're usually swept up, have a mythological aura that clings to them like a bur. His latest, The Neon Demon, follows suit. The protagonist is a young woman trying to break into the cutthroat world of modeling. Show More Summary
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when that eye belongs to Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, it's a trait to both admire and fear. His breakthrough film, Bronson (2008), featured Tom Hardy's celebrity super-prisoner cavorting violently through visually stunning sets; in Drive (2011), Ryan Gosling curb-stomps an enforcer's...
Nicolas Winding Refn's latest film, "The Neon Demon," is absolutely brutal. There's violence, blood, and gore, yes, but some of the hardest scenes to watch on an emotional level are those that portray the dark side of the modeling industry. Much of that comes down to the influence and input... Continue reading
"There's no one else. She has the thing."
Jacob Knight interviews the director and composer of 2016's strangest horror movie. Read more...
The Neon Demon, the latest film from Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn (Only God Forgives, Drive), stars Elle Fanning as Jesse, an aspiring fashion model newly arrived in Los Angeles, with a backpack full of fearless naïveté. But Fanning, herself, is no stranger to the industry. She attended her first show ... More »