Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive Director Avoided Cgi To Create More 'Grounded' Film

'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn prefers not to use computer-generated imagery (CGI) so his movies have a more "grounded feel".

Much of the thriller, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan - which tells the tale of a Hollywood stuntman who assists in bank robberies in his spare time, but is forced to go on the run with a former prisoner's girlfriend - is set in a car and Nicolas admitted he didn't want to film against a green screen.

He told Collider.com: " I love to be on location, I love to be in other parts of the world, I love to be where I'm reminded about real, you know, emotions. I love to touch things and design things and I think that for the actor it certainly helps their performance. To be in something that at least gives the illusion of being real."

However Nicolas - who is set to direct big budget 'Logan's Run' - admitted one reason he hasn't used CGI before is because he couldn't afford it until now.

He said: "I think a lot of it has to do with budgets. I mean they have gotten cheaper, the CGI. But I haven't gotten around to being in a green room yet. And I don't know if I will actually like it.

"You know, when I do 'Logan's Run', I'm sure that we will get into the CGI arena. But then it's a different budget area."


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