Brisbane Hauntings

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Vaughan, M. (2022). Brisbane Hauntings: Grief and transfiguration in Drive My Car. The Lyre, 13, 10. Retrieved from


This essay explores the successful depiction of grief in 'Drive My Car' and the application of Nietschean ideas in this work. Nietzsche's theory of pain, suffering and how to live well is delicately apparent throughout the film and further elevates 'Drive My Car' as a work of art. The film heavily references 'Uncle Vanya' a play by Russian theatremaker Anton Chekov as a parallel work, which again reinforces Nietzsche's philosophy as a thread throughout the film.

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