Design of the Week | The Place Beyond The Pines
I recently re-watched The Place Beyond The Pines, directed by Derek Cianfrance. I remember immediately wanting to buy a motorcycle and cover my body in sticker tats the first time I saw it. It's not my favorite movie, but it lingers with me. In particular, the opening scene is one of the more memorable openings to any movie I've seen.
The Place Beyond The Pines opens with Handsome Luke (Ryan Gosling) in his tent preparing to perform on his dirt bike for a crowd at a carnival. The camera follows behind him as he walks through the carnival, hiding his face for the first two minutes. What makes the opening so unique is the choice to open the credits with no music. Much like Gosling's other flick, Drive, his character is very quiet. Check it out for yourself: