A mysterious and mythical motorcycle racer, Luke, (Ryan Gosling) drives out of a traveling carnival globe of death and whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately trying to connect with a former lover, Romina, (Eva Mendes) who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider’s son. In an attempt to provide for his new family, Luke quits the carnival life and commits a series of bank robberies aided by his superior riding ability. The stakes rise as Luke is put on a collision course with an ambitious police officer, Avery Cross, (Bradley Cooper) looking to quickly move up the ranks in a police department riddled with corruption. The sweeping drama unfolds over fifteen years as the sins of the past haunt the present days lives of two high school boys wrestling with the legacy they’ve inherited. The only refuge is found in the place beyond the pines. ()

The Place Beyond The Pines (x)

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The whole idea for this opening chase was, I called it “diver in the ocean of sharks”, that to do a car chase but you never leave the car. Essentially, you’re always seeing it from his perspective or his aura. A bit like when you would see a scene with a diver in the ocean, you would only see it from his point of view and then you knew the sharks was all around him and so you knew when they were gonna come. -Nicolas Winding Refn

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”This scene is no longer in the movie, shot on day one,” says Derek Cianfrance. ”In this, Luke (Gosling) has just decided to stay in Schenectady. He has found out he’s a dad to this baby from a one-night stand. He has to decide whether to stay or go with this traveling circus. He’s counting that he has $106 left. How does he become this father, this object of security in this baby’s life, covered in tattoos, in the worst hotel room you can find, with only $106?” [x]

Ryan has this incredible presence and charisma on the screen and in real life. He’s inherently interesting and cinematic and is just such an amazing human being who just makes everyone better around him. He is a magic man. I have learned so much from him and feel incredibly fortunate each time I collaborate with him.

Derek Cianfrance on Ryan Gosling [x] (via fuckyeahmcgosling)

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Ryan Gosling does Late Night. 

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Ryan Gosling at the FY Fest in 2010. (x)