Director Edgar Wright explored the evolution of his use of music in film and discussed longstanding creative partnerships via a playlist of his own works and inspirations in this public conversation as part of RBMA Festival Los Angeles 2017.

5:52 – Dames – “I Only Have Eyes For You”
11:32 – Spaced, Season 2, Episode 5 “Gone”
16:25 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly final shootout scene
24:57 – Mint Royale – “Blue Song”
30:28 – 2001: A Space Odyssey stargate sequence
33:55 – Shaun of the Dead – “Don’t Stop Me Now”
43:39 – An American Werewolf in London transformation scene
48:45 – Scott Pilgrim vs The World boss battle #3
55:02 – Mauvais Sang – “Modern Love”
1:03:00 – Scott Pilgrim vs The World boss battle #5 and #6
1:06:35 – Goodfellas – “Jump Into The Fire”
1:12:47 – Baby Driver – “Bellbottoms”
1:22:34 – The Chemical Brothers – “Star Guitar”
1:28:03 – Baby Driver coffee run scene

Edgar Wright is a director, screenwriter, producer and actor hailing from Poole in Dorset, England, known for his fast-paced editing style, wry sense of humor and parodying cinematic tropes. A fan of action movies, Wright likes to synchronize music to the kinetic movement he depicts on screen as seen in 2004’s zombie horror mash-up Shaun of the Dead, 2010’s bittersweet Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and 2013’s The World’s End. Wright’s latest movie, the star-studded Baby Driver, sees him once again flipping familiar tropes, and, propelled by the protagonist’s beloved iPod, it became the surprise summer blockbuster of 2017.

The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. We celebrate music, its culture, and the transformative minds behind it. Begun in 1998, the Academy has taken the core principles that underlie its annual workshop for selected participants and applied this curatorial approach to events, lectures, and city-wide festivals throughout the year.

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