Sunday, 16 December, 2018

The song that begat 'Baby Driver,' a quasi-musical on wheels

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Freda Brock | 25 June, 2017, 05:32

And all of this to the sound of sweet, sweet music.

Ansel Elgort plays a fresh-faced getaway driver who obsessively syncs his auto chases to the music on his iPod.

"Whenever I would hear it I imagined this vehicle chase, but this is before I was a director or anything", says the filmmaker, now 43, but he really didn't have a story. But then I was the writer-director on it and then they wanted to do a draft [of the screenplay] without me, and having written all my other movies, that's a tough thing to move forward thinking if I do one of these movies I would like to be the writer-director.

Still, it took him more time to get it to the screen because of other commitments. His "Cornetto Trilogy" brought fresh ideas and unexpected laughs to the zombie movie (Shaun of the Dead), the cop picture (Hot Fuzz) and the sci-fi epic (The World's End). In essence, it's The Driver mixed with the fizzy, amped-up tone of Wright's adaptation of Scott Pilgrim.

Edgar Wright has finally spoken out on his controversial decision to leave Marvel's Ant-Man. In "Baby Driver" the smart details range from a long unedited opening sequence, where the words of the song playing in Baby's ears come to life, to using everyday cars instead of the snazzy rides that populate other auto chase offerings.

"I would be a fool to say no, so I will definitely say never say never", he said.

Wright's work as a director here is impressive, considering he avoids the computers to create his intense pursuits in favor of shooting the thrills the old fashion way and it pays off from the second the Baby Driver starts.

The rest of the cast could have easily turned into cartoon character bad guys, but there's way too much talent in Baby Driver to allow that to happen.

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The movie's title comes from a Simon and Garfunkel song, but the music runs the gamut from classic soul to punk and adds up to a soundtrack to-die-for.

The film's story focuses on Baby, a child prodigy auto thief. Doc both threatens and coaxes the young man to come back into the fold for a Post Office robbery that goes horribly awry, putting Baby and everyone he loves in grave danger. His condition is one of the aftereffects of an auto accident that killed his parents when he was a kid. It comes across as the ideal background music for this wild and insane world.

"I wanted to do Broadway very badly".

Overall, I give Baby Driver 3.25 out of 4 stars.

Indeed, beneath all the designer violence and pounding music, Baby Driver's good natured to the point of being nearly quaint. Wright liked it so much that he included it in the movie.

The plan for one last big score begins to show cracks when Baby's focus becomes split between the job and Deborah (Lily James), a Southern belle waitress whose dream is to hit the open road without a plan.

"It was one of those days that you'd ask yourself if you were on an acid with the music and the gunshots and people running all over the place", says the tall Mexican-born actress.

The actress admits being a little star-struck by the former "Mad Men" actor but didn't want to be intimidated.

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