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Edgar Wright

Episode 2 of 5

Acclaimed film-maker Edgar Wright, director of Baby Driver as well as Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, selects clips from the films that have had the greatest influence on both him and his career.

British director Edgar Wright talks to Robbie Collin about the films that have influenced his life and career. His choices range from modern classics such as An American Werewolf in London, Carrie and Bullitt to contemporary films, including Mad Max: Fury Road. There's also a musical classic from the 1930s, Dames.

Edgar also provides an insight into the making of his most recent movie, Baby Driver, and reflects on his early introduction to cinema as well as the important role that music plays in his films.

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59 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Daniel Mudford

    You've Got Red On You : Shaun of The Dead Suite

  • 00:02


    Half The World Away

  • 00:02

    Bob & Earl

    Harlem Shuffle

  • 00:03

    John Williams & London Symphony Orchestra

    Binary Sunset

  • 00:05

    Sam Cooke

    Blue Moon

  • 00:09


    Don't Stop Me Now

  • 00:12

    Tom Holkenborg Aka Junkie Xl

    Immortan's Citadel

  • 00:18

    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion


  • 00:23

    I Monster

    Blue Wrath

  • 00:33

    Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler and The Warner Bros. Studio Chorus and Orchestra

    I Only Have Eyes For You

  • 00:59


    Blue Moon


Role Contributor
Presenter Robbie Collin
Interviewed Guest Edgar Wright
Series Editor Sam Anthony
Series Producer Ian Sharpe
Executive Producer Jez Nelson


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Edgar Wright's 8 favourite movie scenes

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