What's the Difference between Drive the Book and Drive the Movie?



Released: 2005
Author: James Sallis


Released: 2011
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
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Portrayed by: Ryan Gosling
Portrayed by: Carey Mulligan
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   Driver is involved in two separate heists. The first is with Standard, and the second involves Bernie and Nino. There is only one heist that is a combination of the two in the novel.
   A brief history of Driver's childhood is discussed. His father was a criminal who was killed by his unstable mother. We know nothing about his past.
   This doesn't happen. Bernie and Nino want to help Driver become a stock car driver.
   Shannon rolls his car and is killed. He is killed by Bernie.
   Irene and Standard are divorced. He is sleeping on her couch. They are still married.
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