Read My Interview With “Baby Driver” Writer/Director Edgar Wright

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 11:44 am

In my interview for rogerebert.com, “Baby Driver” writer/director Edgar Wright talks about how the songs he picked shaped some of the most intense and brilliantly choreographed action scenes of the year and where Baby (Ansel Elgort) got his endless supply of sunglasses and mp3 players.

The songs inspired the movie and some entire scenes are completely dictated by the music. Songs actually dictate what the action was. ‘Bell Bottoms’ is a good example because it has maybe two and a half minutes of buildup to where the actual rock really kicks in. I listened to that track about 22 years ago and straight away thought: ‘Oh, this is the guy sitting outside. The other guys have gone into the bank and then while he’s singing along with the music he is looking at what’s happening in the bank. And then they get out and that’s where the chase starts. The song has these amazing little anchor points of where hero moments are going to happen.

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