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Title: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: noodles_leone on March 13, 2017, 10:10:57 AM
I'm pretty much alone here screaming "GENIUS" everytime Edgar releases something, but here it goes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9YZw_X5UzQ

First review (the movie juste premiered at SXSW):

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There has never been a movie that feels quite like Baby Driver: a violent action movie with the soul of a musical, a car chase extravaganza whose hero extols the virtues of being decent, and a loving homage to a genre that feels happy to coexist with its peers rather than mock them. This movie is a miracle. Hell, it’s an Edgar Wright movie.
Full review: http://www.slashfilm.com/baby-driver-review

I'm not crazy about the trailer, but the premise + Mr Wright is all I ask. Actually, it's a lie: Wright's name is enough to get me excited, but still, the pitch is something I want to see done by him.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: Novecento on March 13, 2017, 01:11:42 PM
Is this inspired by the Walter Hill film "The Driver"? The lead even looks a bit like Ryan Reynolds.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: noodles_leone on March 13, 2017, 03:57:40 PM
And more importantly, did I really post the topic in "website announcements"?


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: noodles_leone on March 14, 2017, 02:49:14 AM
Is this inspired by the Walter Hill film "The Driver"? The lead even looks a bit like Ryan Reynolds.

Aaaand the answer is YES:

http://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/edgar-wright-walter-hill-discuss-driver/


PS: DD or CJ, could you guys move this thread in the OFF TOPIC section please?


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: Novecento on March 14, 2017, 09:34:23 AM
Is this inspired by the Walter Hill film "The Driver"? The lead even looks a bit like Ryan Reynolds.

Ok so I meant Ryan O'Neal of course.

Aaaand the answer is YES:

http://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/edgar-wright-walter-hill-discuss-driver/

Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 15, 2017, 12:18:37 PM
Quote from: noodles_leone
I'm not crazy about the trailer
Which one? This one's pretty good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2z857RSfhk

Hey, establishing this thread in the website section makes you the Edgar Wright of this board!  O0


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: Novecento on March 15, 2017, 12:57:32 PM
Makes for a pretty good Subaru commercial


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: noodles_leone on March 16, 2017, 03:15:00 AM
Which one? This one's pretty good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2z857RSfhk

Yep, I've seen it the day after. It's much better!

By the way, as someone already noted, we can already see that Wright's love for visual symbolism isn't weakening. The most obvious exemple from these trailers being the use of circles:
(http://www.image-share.com/upload/3480/95.jpg)(http://www.image-share.com/upload/3480/94.jpg)
+ triple circular dolly shot around the round table

Hey, establishing this thread in the website section makes you the Edgar Wright of this board!  O0

  ;D


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: Novecento on March 16, 2017, 06:32:03 PM
By the way, as someone already noted, we can already see that Wright's love for visual symbolism isn't weakening. The most obvious exemple from these trailers being the use of circles...

+ triple circular dolly shot around the round table

Hmmm, slowly you are getting me interested in this....


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: noodles_leone on March 17, 2017, 05:56:48 AM
Have ever seen any of Wright's previous work?

If the answer is "no", this is a good introduction to his style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FOzD4Sfgag
About his use of recurring visual elements, the most famous example are the hidden "X" (that stand for "evil EXES") in Scott Pilgrim vs The World: http://mcmoviereveiws.weebly.com/blog/movie-blog-test-the-hidden-xs-in-scott-pilgrim-vs-the-world


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: Novecento on March 17, 2017, 08:37:40 PM
I had never even heard of the guy until you started this thread. I am now extremely interested in his work. Thanks - I'll report back once I get around to watching anything by him  O0 O0 (could be a while as I struggle to find time to watch much of anything these days)



Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 18, 2017, 04:24:28 PM
Hey, who move the thread? Now I've lost all interest in it . . .  :'(


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: noodles_leone on March 19, 2017, 04:29:20 AM
 ;D

CJ did it. I may create a huge happening in the following days and resurrect the thread in all the board's sections.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: PowerRR on April 05, 2017, 07:41:30 PM
Gonna be better than Scott Pilgrim you think????


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: noodles_leone on April 06, 2017, 04:27:23 PM
No. Scott Pilgrim is a masterpiece, it's very unlikely to be topped.


Title: Dave Jenkins R.I.P
Post by: noodles_leone on June 03, 2017, 07:57:22 AM
New trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcc05_oZlLc


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: dave jenkins on June 03, 2017, 06:52:19 PM
Well, I'm ready for it to open, why isn't it playing RIGHT NOW???


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: PowerRR on June 03, 2017, 07:01:46 PM
I feel like DJs either gonna give this one a 3 or a 10. No in between.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: Novecento on June 03, 2017, 07:57:11 PM
I suspect that might be the case for me too. If it weren't for n_l's posts above I wouldn't be interested since the trailers aren't doing it for me, but I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: Novecento on July 06, 2017, 10:46:45 AM
I think these two sentences in the NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/movies/baby-driver-review-edgar-wright-ansel-elgort.html) review pretty much nail it:

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There’s much to enjoy in “Baby Driver,” including the satisfactions of genuine cinematic craft and technique, qualities that moviegoers can no longer take for granted...

... “Baby Driver” is so good that you want it to be better and go deeper, for it to put down its guns (or at least hold them differently) and transcend its clichés and cine-quotes so it can rocket out of the genre safe box into the cosmic beyond where craft and technique transform into art. That’s admittedly somewhat of a greedy complaint, particularly given how much Mr. Wright does right and that he clearly wants you levitating out of your seat.

Thanks to N_L for drawing my attention to it  O0


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 06, 2017, 08:51:40 PM
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/queen-brighton-rock-baby-driver/


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 16, 2017, 09:26:26 AM
Steelbook is a-comin': https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073FPL1ZJ/


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 27, 2017, 06:38:55 PM
The first 6 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XMuUVw7TOM


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: noodles_leone on July 27, 2017, 07:00:28 PM
I saw the film, it's a solid 8/10. I'm a tad disappointed. Edgar has done better scripts in the past. I still had a blast, and I'll buy the BD and see it 20 times.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: cigar joe on July 28, 2017, 08:00:08 AM
The first 6 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XMuUVw7TOM

Thanks, I probably don't have to see it now if it's just another car chase film.  ;)


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: noodles_leone on July 28, 2017, 09:20:37 AM
Thanks, I probably don't have to see it now if it's just another car chase film.  ;)

It's Drive, as a musical.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: Novecento on July 28, 2017, 10:02:54 AM
Thanks, I probably don't have to see it now if it's just another car chase film.  ;)

 Based on the trailers and the first few minutes, I was of the same opinion. However, it gets a lot more distinctive after the first car chase and is well worth checking out.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: stanton on July 28, 2017, 12:54:15 PM
I saw the film, it's a solid 8/10. I'm a tad disappointed. Edgar has done better scripts in the past. I still had a blast, and I'll buy the BD and see it 20 times.

I'd hoped you would love it. I just read a very positive review. Baby Driver just opened yesterday here in Germany.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: noodles_leone on July 28, 2017, 01:12:02 PM
I'd hoped I'd love it too. I'm not as enthusiastic as I was for Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim. It's still really good, but Edgar's preparation work seems rushed. Maybe he wanted to cut on the development time after the Ant Man debacle...

There are tons of very, very positive reviews. The funny thing is that people are lauding what was done better in at least 2 if not 3 of his previous films. The use of music here is cool, but not as impressive to me as in Scott Pilgrim. He even had some plain musical moments in The World's End (on The Doors, for instance). I'd love to be able to do a film like this though.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 29, 2017, 01:09:35 PM
I'd hoped I'd love it too. I'm not as enthusiastic as I was for Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim.
I thought Scott Pilgrim was very clever and very funny; Hot Fuzz not so much. Baby Driver is a nice blend of humor and action. The plot is nothing special; the execution is everything. I laughed myself sick through the "Hocus Pocus" sequence (all the action stopping during the yodeling, for example; the rat-tat-tat of the automatic weapon synced perfectly with the percussion; etc.) Kevin Spacey's final line put me on the floor.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: noodles_leone on July 29, 2017, 04:57:29 PM
Keven Spacey's character absolutely reveals itself toward the ending and proves to be one of the great assets of the film.

The execution here is everything, of course... but it's not better executed than Scott Pilgrim. I'd say it's even a tad under. Still execution wise, it's definitely under the best The World's End sequences. Also, I'm not sure it has the same rewatch value as HF, SP and TWE (ie can i see it 20 times and love it more each time?) but only time (actually, 20 times) will tell.

But hey, DJ, I won't throw the stone at someone for loving an Edgar Wright movie. Love it as much as you can. My Edward needs -and deserves- as much love as he can get since he's never gonna see a good box office.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: PowerRR on July 29, 2017, 06:56:40 PM
but it's not better executed than Scott Pilgrim
hahah


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: dave jenkins on August 04, 2017, 03:42:07 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sony-sued-lacking-license-use-trex-song-baby-driver-1026612

Not that they didn't clear the Simon and Garfunkel song "Baby Driver"; rather, T-Rex's "Deborah" (which is kind of important to the film).


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: Novecento on August 04, 2017, 07:06:17 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sony-sued-lacking-license-use-trex-song-baby-driver-1026612

Not that they didn't clear the Simon and Garfunkel song "Baby Driver"; rather, T-Rex's "Deborah" (which is kind of important to the film).

Surely there must be more to this story than sheer ineptitude. Maybe who holds the rights isn't quite a clear as the article is making it out to be.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: dave jenkins on August 04, 2017, 12:40:26 PM
The rights holder changed recently, so it may be a case of clearing rights initially before the project launched, then during or after production discovering the change, then attempting to secure a release and failing to do so (because the new rights holder wanted to hold Sony up for a big payout--a strategy that may well work). They apparently secured the rights to all the other music.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: Novecento on August 04, 2017, 01:06:02 PM
Yeh - that figures.


Title: Re: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)
Post by: dave jenkins on September 13, 2017, 08:57:28 AM
Holy crap! https://www.amazon.de/Steelbook-Discs-Steelbook-Discs-Soundtrack-Blu-ray-Limited/dp/B0748RVD67/ref=pd_sim_74_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9SHFK0EP5FTHR5C4X1RQ

Ordered!