One of the best chase scenes in "Baby Driver" takes place in a Subaru WRX. During a retrospective Munich International Film , Walter Hill said, “An audience wants a familiar story, and they want it told in an unfamiliar way.” In "The 48 Hours Diaries," screenwriter Larry Gross told Hill, “ it’s real hard invent . All you can do is make original combinations of old .” This is the alchemy of storytelling, transmuting the old myths and archetypes into something that new and exciting. Edgar Wright’s "Baby Driver" has a little Walter Hill, Tarantino, Jacques Demy, William Friedkin and Kathryn Bigelow in its DNA. There’s even a Paul Williams cameo a nod to "Smokey and the Bandit." "Baby Driver" transcends homage. It’s a car-chase film, a heist film, a love story, a fairytale. It’s an action film like a musical, with car chases, gunfire, even explosions choreographed to music. It’s a lot of things you’ve seen , yet it’s unlike anything you’ve seen . It gets the alchemy just right. "Baby Driver"’s titular character Baby (Ansel Elgort) was in a traumatic car accident a child that killed both his parents. It’s […]

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