The inimitable director and screenwriter of movies like Baby Driver and Shaun of the Dead looks at shaping films through music.
British director, writer and producer Edgar Wright launched his film career as part of a trio with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on the films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. It was a creative partnership that drew from a love of niche British comedy and B-movie horror — Wright had transitioned into film from television, having directed the cult British comedy series Spaced, with Pegg as the lead, at the turn of the millennium. Between Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, Wright co-wrote and directed Scott Pilgrim v. the World, where his eye for visual detail and his love of synchronized music moved to the forefront. His latest film, Baby Driver, is fueled by a high-octane soundtrack that spans eras and genres.
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