Limited Gold Vinyl. The score for movie Drive was composed by Cliff Martinez, a recognized American composer and former drummer most known for his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The film is based on the book Drive by James Sallis. Drive is about an unnamed Hollywood stunt performer (played by Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Drive was praised and received a standing ovation. Winding Refn won the festival's Best Director Award for the film. Reviews from critics have been positive, with many drawing comparisons to work from previous eras. The film was nominated for Best Film and Best Director at the 2012 British Academy Film Awards. New, sealed.