Knight’s ride a humbling affair
The effect is to give the impression of seeing more than you do.
The people and places on the other end of Locke’s phone are brought to vivid life by the intensity and incidental humour of the dialogue, and the intimacy and isolation of a desperate night-time drive.
At the risk of getting hyperbolic, it’s all kind of humbling – Knight can do more with a guy in a car on the phone than many directors can do with a cast of thousands.
I don’t know how Knight sold the idea of Locke to Movie Mogul. But whatever the case, they clearly understood that much.
Man on a mission: Tom Hardy plays Locke in the film of the same name, about an ordinary man dealing with the most extraordinary night of his life.