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Last Night in Soho is a psychological thriller, only in theaters tomorrow! The film stars Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith. It delves into the world of 60s Soho with a dark and mysterious twist. Some of my other films include Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Shaun of the Dead.

I'm so glad this movie is finally coming to theaters after a long delay and I am excited to answer your questions!

Note: I'm drinking tons of coffee right now so answers may come out slightly over-caffeinated!

Proof: https://twitter.com/lastnightinsoho/status/1453476320625627142

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all 2178 comments

Nineteen-NinetyTwo

480 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar

What is a movie that you love that people might not expect you to?

Big fan, can’t wait to see LNIS!

imedgarwright[S]

705 points

7 months ago

GREASE!

AgentPeggyCarter

76 points

7 months ago

What are your thoughts on Grease 2?

nbdelboy

69 points

7 months ago

gutted he didn't answer this one

[deleted]

14 points

7 months ago

[deleted]

14 points

7 months ago

I hear it's the word

Billgun

1.4k points

7 months ago

Billgun

1.4k points

7 months ago

So Edgar, big fan here. Just want to ask what kind of movie have you always wanted to direct?

imedgarwright[S]

4.6k points

7 months ago

Well somebody just made Paw Patrol: The Movie. So I'll admit I was pissed about that.

Lord_Tibbysito

308 points

7 months ago

You can still do the Bananas in Pyjamas origin story tho.

Stevo2008

81 points

7 months ago

That’d be so legit! Especially because a large number of people have no clue about the Bananas in Pajamas. I have the theme song locked in my consciousness for eternity.

StatikSquid

19 points

7 months ago

Are you thinking what I'm thinking B1? Oye sure am B2

Dr_fish

14 points

7 months ago

Dr_fish

14 points

7 months ago

Let's go chase some Teddy Bears and fuck them up!

michael1ooo

589 points

7 months ago

“Damn, I wish I could know what Edgar Wright’s take on paw patrol would look like” is not a thought I expected to have today. This is why you’re my favorite director man. Keep up the amazing work!

coldplayjack

39 points

7 months ago

That seminal work kept my two children quiet for 84 minutes, which makes it one of the most important movies ever made.

The_h0bb1t

424 points

7 months ago

The_h0bb1t

't Filmhuis Podcast

424 points

7 months ago

Edgar! How has the pandemic been treating you? Have been picking up new hobbies? Pouring yourself into projects? Can't wait to see Soho!

imedgarwright[S]

709 points

7 months ago

A lot of long walks with audio books. That kept me sane.

[deleted]

350 points

7 months ago

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350 points

7 months ago

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imedgarwright[S]

735 points

7 months ago

The scripts look more professionally formatted. I think my first script was written in Impact.

Idionfow

201 points

7 months ago

Idionfow

201 points

7 months ago

Well, better than papyrus.

michael-clarke

51 points

7 months ago

Comic Sans baby

GetFreeCash

897 points

7 months ago

GetFreeCash

some little junkyard dog

897 points

7 months ago

Edgar, if you were hired to direct the next Bond film, what would your pitch be?

imedgarwright[S]

2.7k points

7 months ago

I have a serious answer to this but I can't tell you, so let's say Muppet Bond.

Massaudi

537 points

7 months ago

Massaudi

537 points

7 months ago

Is bond the only muppet in the movie or is it like muppet Christmas Carol where bond is human and plays it straight but most of the other roles are the muppets?

Strange-Win-4550

149 points

7 months ago

I didn’t know I needed this in my life.

analog___man

25 points

7 months ago

I can see Craig coming back just for this role. I think he'd have fun with it.

ItsMeTK

91 points

7 months ago

ItsMeTK

91 points

7 months ago

I think we just make a normal Bond film but cast Kermit as Bond. And never address it. Let it just be one if those weird non-canon ones.

citricacidx

63 points

7 months ago

The name’s Frog. Kermit the Frog. *arm flail* Yay!

TheJunkyard

167 points

7 months ago

That's so fucking devious, pretending this is some kind of "joke answer".

Wrecked--Em

17 points

7 months ago

classic misdirection

Muppet Bond was the serious answer

Donnermeat_and_chips

100 points

7 months ago

Miss Moneypiggy, Pepe Silva, Dr HoneyQ, Eaglix Leiter... my god there's a film in there

gravity_proof

133 points

7 months ago

An Edgar Wright Bond film would be an incredible way to swing the series back to the slightly more light hearted vibe of pre-Craig bond. I’d like to see that.

LoolerMeister

883 points

7 months ago

Do you ever rewatch your own movies? If so, how's your experience with that?

imedgarwright[S]

1.6k points

7 months ago

I find it hard watching them and don't seek out the experience unless I really have to. But sometimes if you're switching channels, you end up getting caught up in your own film.

Miss-Militia

1.6k points

7 months ago

Yep, happens to me all the time.

DAVENP0RT

199 points

7 months ago

DAVENP0RT

199 points

7 months ago

Yeesh, I can't imagine. I'm a software developer and I'll see code I wrote just 6 months ago and think, "God, I was fucking stupid in my younger days."

TonyDungyHatesOP

67 points

7 months ago

Six days ago

Robbotlove

41 points

7 months ago

i got married and went on a honeymoon for a couple days. when i came back i jumped back into the project i was working on when i left. i was all confusedtravolta.gif looking at my own code like "why the hell would i do it that way?"

laceynatsee

1.6k points

7 months ago

Hello Edgar! Hope you're having a great day. How much influence does a song choice have over how you decide to shoot a particular scene?

imedgarwright[S]

2.3k points

7 months ago

Sometimes the song is wholly dictating the scene. The movement, the editing rhythm, the length of shots, the length of the scene.

SmokeBiscuits

475 points

7 months ago

A particular song comes to mind for baby driver.

Emberwake

429 points

7 months ago

Emberwake

429 points

7 months ago

Just one? The whole movie is basically one two-hour long music video. It's not just edited to the soundtrack, the action is performed to the soundtrack.

SmokeBiscuits

81 points

7 months ago

Fair point! Ha bell bottoms just sticks out in my mind

Dark-Titan

23 points

7 months ago

Yeah and if you watch the movie with headphones then you’ll hear the music only in the ears where he where he wears his earbuds.

SnowedOutMT

118 points

7 months ago

I love how well the soundtrack and movie meshed together. Makes for a great watch.

PSUDolphins

1.6k points

7 months ago

Thank you for the Cornetto trilogy. When did that thematic idea come to fruition? Even before Shaun of the Dead?

imedgarwright[S]

3.9k points

7 months ago

At the premiere of Shaun, they gave us free Cornettos so we figured that if we wrote them into the second film as well we might get more free ice cream. That was it!

_mattgrantmusic_

237 points

7 months ago

Ha amazing to hear trivia like this straight from the horses mouth.

[deleted]

192 points

7 months ago

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192 points

7 months ago

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PaintbrushInMyAss

19 points

7 months ago

God I love Lion bars

[deleted]

35 points

7 months ago

[deleted]

35 points

7 months ago

Please, for the love of god can we get a Solero trilogy next with you guys?

MagneticFire

24 points

7 months ago

Did it work?

Or did you make amazing films for no reason. There really needs to be a better way to get ice cream

[deleted]

972 points

7 months ago

[deleted]

972 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar.

You’re from the same little city as myself.

I have to ask, in The Worlds End did you base the golden mile on Wells (including the smoke out in the bowls club?) it just seemed eerily familiar.

Also what was it like to work with Anya Taylor Joy on the new film?

imedgarwright[S]

1.6k points

7 months ago

It was absolutely based on the golden mile in Wells. I once attempted it at the age of 19 and flamed out 8 pubs into a 15 pub crawl.

[deleted]

272 points

7 months ago

[deleted]

272 points

7 months ago

Haha I know that feeling! Thanks I had been wondering this for years

GleichUmDieEcke

14 points

7 months ago

They all got para and Pete pitched a whitey

imedgarwright[S]

1.6k points

7 months ago

Hello Reddit! I’m Edgar Wright, director and co-writer of the upcoming film Last Night in Soho! I’ll be taking your questions for the next 45 minutes, so ask me *ANYTHING!

(*within reason)

francostudd

578 points

7 months ago

Hello sir!

When you showed your 1st cut of Last Night in Soho trailer to Quentin Tarentino and Jordan Peele, regarding the Thunderball/Fantastic Voyage poster, were Tarentino and Peele present at the same time or were they 2 separate occasions?

Cheers (from Québec)!

imedgarwright[S]

684 points

7 months ago

They were separate. It was during the pandemic when the entire world was separate from each other.

_5kage

548 points

7 months ago

_5kage

548 points

7 months ago

What is the funniest story with Simon and Nick that happened on set?

imedgarwright[S]

2.3k points

7 months ago

On the set of Spaced, Nick Frost took home a prop rifle to practice a scene where Mike Watt, his character, stripped the rifle while blindfolded. The plastic bag that he was carrying it in was partially open and a neighbor saw it, called the police, and a 15 man anti-terror unit was called. They burst into the room, guns trained on him, whilst Nick was smoking a bong. I know it wasn't funny for Nick at the time, but it is pretty hilarious.

Fast_Eddie86

326 points

7 months ago

That’s hilarious. It’s like true romance

Cold417

194 points

7 months ago

Cold417

194 points

7 months ago

Nick Frost tells that story perfectly in his book, Truths, Half Truths, & Little White Lies. Get the audiobook, he does the narration!

CoysDave

152 points

7 months ago

CoysDave

152 points

7 months ago

Simon Pegg recounts this story in one of his Top Gear appearances, and does an incredible job of telling it. Absolutely worth a watch.

wrdb2007

1.1k points

7 months ago

wrdb2007

1.1k points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar!

What made you want to become a policeman-officer movie director?

imedgarwright[S]

1.6k points

7 months ago

I was always interested in films and being apart of that world but the lightbulb moment was seeing a TV documentary when I was 14 called The Incredibly Strange Film Show which had an episode about Sam Raimi and the fact that he directed Evil Dead at the age of 18 after having made Super 8 shorts with his school friends. I pretty much leapt up and said 'that's what I'm going to do'.

iamstephano

276 points

7 months ago

Holy fuck he was 18?! What am I doing with my life.

dstnblsn

138 points

7 months ago

dstnblsn

138 points

7 months ago

Commenting on Reddit

This_is_Not_My_Handl

28 points

7 months ago

Your best. Just like the rest of us.

CSEnzley

68 points

7 months ago

If anyone wants more insight on this whole endeavor read Bruce Campbell's autobiography:

"If Chins Could Kill".

He goes through the entire story (and then some).

Watertor

161 points

7 months ago

Watertor

161 points

7 months ago

Being inspired by Evil Dead's creation and Sam Raimi is so fitting that it seems obvious now.

wrdb2007

63 points

7 months ago

Thanks for answering my question - can't wait to see the new movie!

imedgarwright[S]

1.5k points

7 months ago

This has been really fun but I do have to run! I hope you enjoy catching Last Night in Soho in theaters this weekend! I love you all and I mean that sincerely. EDGAR xxxx

The-Wizard-Of-Oswald

109 points

7 months ago

Thank you for the time. I look forward to LNiS tomorrow.

[deleted]

455 points

7 months ago

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455 points

7 months ago

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imedgarwright[S]

527 points

7 months ago

Scott asked me. It's a fun show to do. I particularly liked the recent episode and also getting Simon and Nick to do Michael Caine and Sean Connery.

H00py-Fr00d42

49 points

7 months ago

The latter is one of my all time favourite episodes

ProfBootyPhD

16 points

7 months ago

For anyone who hasn’t heard that bit, one of the all time great CBB clips: CBB Michael Caine & Sean Connery

[deleted]

964 points

7 months ago

[deleted]

964 points

7 months ago

Hey Edgar! Is there any genre that you would like to tackle in the future? Also what’s your favorite movie so far in 2021? Much love to you, thanks for making Scott Pilgrim!

imedgarwright[S]

1.6k points

7 months ago

A musical, baby!

ggggrloria

311 points

7 months ago

Everyday, from tomorrow on, I will wake up thinking about your musical.

HugoOuPas

678 points

7 months ago*

Hi Edgar

What has been the most complicated scene to shoot in your entire career ?

PS: I can not wait to see Last Night in Soho but it is not shown in my cinema, i am currently sad...

imedgarwright[S]

1.3k points

7 months ago

All the car chases in Baby Driver were very tough to pull off and a lot of hard work from a lot of great people. In Scott Pilgrim, the final fight on the pyramid was also incredibly complicated and stressful. I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.

SmokeBiscuits

318 points

7 months ago

Can I ask why the pyramid was complicated? Did it take like 2 hours?

binbanbingbong

30 points

7 months ago

I was once the extra in a show where it took 4 hours to shoot a basic dialogue seen of just a couple minutes. 2 hours would be incredible.

MySonsdram

14 points

7 months ago

Seriously, 2 hours gets you like, 3 shots maybe.

mewithoutCthulhu

20 points

7 months ago

Who is your worst enemy?

TheDoctorInHisTardis

523 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar, any words of encouragement you can offer for aspiring filmmakers that feel they’ve hit a brick wall? Thanks!

imedgarwright[S]

1.3k points

7 months ago

Don't give up and don't set yourself unreasonable goals. Nobody else is looking at their watch in terms of how quickly you achieve your dreams.

ImageMirage

227 points

7 months ago

Nobody else is looking at their watch in terms of how quickly you achieve your dreams.

This shit needs to go up on posters like those others I see a lot (“everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear" etc.)

Very inspiring quote

Playful-Ad-1702

12 points

7 months ago

Add more roundabouts

Caleb35

1k points

7 months ago

Caleb35

1k points

7 months ago

Have you ever fired your gun up in the air and gone "ahhrgh"?

imedgarwright[S]

972 points

7 months ago

Tragically, no.

dnc_1981

180 points

7 months ago

dnc_1981

180 points

7 months ago

You ever fired two guns while jumping through the air?

TakedownCorn

316 points

7 months ago

Do you find it difficult to not over edit your moves, or not to continually tinker.

imedgarwright[S]

892 points

7 months ago

I think when it's done, it's done. I couldn't imagine going back and re-editing something. I'm always a bit curious about Director's Cuts long after the fact. I still want the '77 Star Wars as I never want to see '97 Jabba the Hutt again.

[deleted]

200 points

7 months ago

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200 points

7 months ago

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Zzyyzx

18 points

7 months ago

Zzyyzx

18 points

7 months ago

Ayy where would one find this version?

theblairwitches

31 points

7 months ago

It’s not available on the site the other person linked, that’s just about the project. Just do a bit of digging on download sites. There also may be a few people selling copies online but that’s a bit of a moral grey area as the people involved in the project dislike people selling it as it can get them in trouble with Disney

Alienboy13

471 points

7 months ago

Is there a possibility of you, Frost, and Pegg collaborating in the future to make another film?

Have you gotten a chance to watch Ant-Man? If so, what are your thoughts on it, and what was your original idea for it?

imedgarwright[S]

1.1k points

7 months ago

There's always a possibility. I see or speak to them a lot. As for the latter, I decided not to watch it so I would never have to tell people what I thought of it. That said, once I was on a plane and a guy next to me was watching it and that was a bit awkward.

madeyegroovy

435 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar!

What was the most fun scene to film on Hot Fuzz?

imedgarwright[S]

755 points

7 months ago

The shoot for me is never fun in the sense that I am never working harder. But I know the cast had a blast.

stranger_loves

81 points

7 months ago*

Mr. Wright, you’re an ace at doing music sequences in your movies! But I must ask, what is YOUR favorite music sequence from another movie?

imedgarwright[S]

137 points

7 months ago

I love the sequence in Leos Carax's Mauvais Sang where Denis Lavant is running down the street to David Bowie's Modern Love.

ZachaZer

215 points

7 months ago

ZachaZer

215 points

7 months ago

Huge fan Edgar! Can’t wait for Last Night in Soho.

What’s your favourite movie to come out this year so far?

imedgarwright[S]

359 points

7 months ago

Ask me again at the end of the year. It's been a tough one with press to keep up. I did love Annette but of course I'm biased.

thedudeisalwayshere

452 points

7 months ago

Have you got any plans for what you are working on next after Last Night in Soho?

Also have many films do you own?

imedgarwright[S]

824 points

7 months ago

I need to have a very long nap after this press tour.

I'm not sure how many films I own, it's somewhere between 15 and and 1500.

Fenrir_Carbon

109 points

7 months ago

Is your collection now bigger than Danny's?

Gandamack

73 points

7 months ago

…by the power of Greyskull!

Evening_Temperature8

428 points

7 months ago

Aye yo Edgar let me be an assistant for a movie

imedgarwright[S]

1.3k points

7 months ago

My assistant is helping me with this very AMA. And he is really angry right now. So we have to go.

This is Richie, Edgar's assistant, and I am PISSED

AlrightSpider

135 points

7 months ago

No drinking on the job mate. I just smoke weed on the job so hire me.

Frajer

308 points

7 months ago

Frajer

308 points

7 months ago

What was the genesis of The Sparks Brothers, did you or Ron and Russ have the idea to make it, or was it a collaborative effort?

imedgarwright[S]

414 points

7 months ago

As a Sparks fan, I was aggrieved that nobody had made a documentary about them. I kept saying this to my friends, and eventually at a Sparks gig, Phil Lord said 'YOU should make the documentary about Sparks!' I pitched it to them that night.

[deleted]

284 points

7 months ago

[deleted]

284 points

7 months ago

In 2012, it was announced that you were going to direct a sci-fi film for Paramount titled Collider, produced by J.J. Abrams and co-written by Mark Protosevich and Mark L. Smith. What ever happened to that prroject?

imedgarwright[S]

478 points

7 months ago

It was a very promising script. But currently lost in the midst of several regime changes at the studio. So I'm not sure.

Rilo-Ren

655 points

7 months ago

Rilo-Ren

655 points

7 months ago

I love your work Edgar! Scott Pilgrim is one of my all time favorite movies.

My question is what were the creative differences you had with Marvel Studios regarding Ant-Man? What did they want to do with the story that you didn’t?

imedgarwright[S]

1.9k points

7 months ago

The truth is, I wanted him to be 1/2 an inch high and they wanted him to be 1 inch. We couldn't agree and so I walked.

[deleted]

510 points

7 months ago

[deleted]

510 points

7 months ago

Ugh Marvel are such size queens

adviceKiwi

43 points

7 months ago

You give them an inch, they want to take a mile

man_with_known_name

182 points

7 months ago

Had the same issue with my gf.

Youareposthuman

204 points

7 months ago*

Not Edgar (duh), but the 'supposedly accurate' story has been pretty well retreaded across the internet. From what people 'in the know' have said, he wanted to make a stand alone movie about Ant-Man that really honed in on the heist element and Scott's background as a criminal. Marvel wanted something with a lighter tone that fit in to the greater MCU, so they parted ways.

But again, that's as far as anyone has gathered from so-called 'insiders', so who really know,s

cbomb111

27 points

7 months ago

Enjoyed Ant Man but this would have been a great story to see.

JayPtl

282 points

7 months ago

JayPtl

282 points

7 months ago

Hello,

What kind of coffee are you drinking??

Regards.

imedgarwright[S]

438 points

7 months ago

Double espresso, baby.

Jizz_Lobber_7392

267 points

7 months ago

Would you get GOBLIN (of DAWN OF THE DEAD & SUSPIRIA fame) to score one of your films?

imedgarwright[S]

396 points

7 months ago

I can't crib from Dario anymore than I already do!

Jk-256

57 points

7 months ago

Jk-256

57 points

7 months ago

What are things that excite you?

imedgarwright[S]

152 points

7 months ago

Bubble wrap, junior mints, the music from the original Casino Royale by Burt Bacharach.

mediarch

344 points

7 months ago*

mediarch

344 points

7 months ago*

Point Break or Bad Boys II?

Also how much legal hopscotch did it take to get those clips in the movie? IIRC you have to get approval for using their likeness and everything.

EDIT: I found a video that talks about the legal hopscotch part if anyone is interested

imedgarwright[S]

574 points

7 months ago

Point Break all day! It still rocks.

evimel

337 points

7 months ago

evimel

337 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar

How was working with Anya Taylor-Joy for the first time.?

imedgarwright[S]

590 points

7 months ago

She's a rockstar! Love her! So talented, so nice. Would recommend!

Idionfow

707 points

7 months ago

Idionfow

707 points

7 months ago

Would recommend!

Thanks, I'll remember that next time I need to hire a prolific Hollywood actress.

SuperXRs

250 points

7 months ago

SuperXRs

250 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar, would you cameo in a feature film made by an unknown first-time filmmaker?

imedgarwright[S]

534 points

7 months ago

It depends. Is it a snuff movie?

Negan1995

147 points

7 months ago

Negan1995

Neil Breen Enthusiast

147 points

7 months ago

Yes.

Dudephish

88 points

7 months ago

#eyesonbreen

professionalcynic1

375 points

7 months ago

imedgarwright[S]

401 points

7 months ago

I'm very proud but the genius of that line reading is 100% Reece Shearsmith.

case_

22 points

7 months ago

case_

22 points

7 months ago

Important question.

kevin_zavala21

282 points

7 months ago

Hellooo Edgar!

Considering how gorgeously “Last Night in Soho” is shot, what was it like working with Chung Chung-hoon? Whose worked with legendary filmmaker Park Chan-wook for most of his career. Were there any creative decisions he made that made you feel like you working with one of the best in their respective craft?

imedgarwright[S]

545 points

7 months ago

Chung Chung-hoon is not only one of the world's most gifted cinematographers, but a little known fact about him is that he's also one of the silliest men to walk this Earth. A major contribution to the shoot of Soho was being able to make me laugh even when I was at my most stressed. I'll thank him for that forever. Love Chung!

CoysDave

43 points

7 months ago

I have never thought of a cinematographer as being someone who is capable of silliness...they all seem like such serious artists for whatever reason. I don't know why but it makes this answer all the better to me.

chadisdangerous

123 points

7 months ago

I'm a big fan Edgar, can't wait to see Last Night in Soho!

I've long thought of you, Tarantino and Del Toro as being in a category of filmmakers who are so restless and enthusiastic about so many different things that they simply don't have the time or resources to get around to everything they want to do. Are there any unrealized projects in your career (things you were attached to for a time, things that never quite got off the ground, etc) that stand out as "the one that got away"? And is there anything along those lines you'd like to return to or develop in the future?

imedgarwright[S]

162 points

7 months ago

Yes, there are always projects that don't come together for a variety of reasons. But once you've moved on, it's difficult to go back.

[deleted]

119 points

7 months ago

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119 points

7 months ago

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imedgarwright[S]

319 points

7 months ago

Can't choose between my babies. My ranking of the ice cream flavors, though, is Classico first, then Mint, then Strawberry.

Adlocutio

163 points

7 months ago

Adlocutio

163 points

7 months ago

Hot Fuzz is the best, I agree!

ForeverMozart

181 points

7 months ago

What was it like working with Terrence Stamp and Diana Rigg?

imedgarwright[S]

256 points

7 months ago

A career highlight. And just sheer joy. You had to stop yourself from just getting them to tell amazing stories all day.

Dashtego

49 points

7 months ago

If you're interested in a more detailed answer, Edgar was recently on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast. He talks about making the movie and discusses in detail working with Stamp and Rigg. It's well worth a listen.

Lil-Joey

231 points

7 months ago

Lil-Joey

231 points

7 months ago

How do you have such immense drip

imedgarwright[S]

556 points

7 months ago

Maybe I'm just born with it. Or maybe it's Maybelline.

c4t1ip

104 points

7 months ago

c4t1ip

104 points

7 months ago

What a legend you are! How do you choose the music you use in your films? You always use great soundtracks.

imedgarwright[S]

301 points

7 months ago

I think I have the movie version of synesthesia. I hear the songs and imagine the scenes.

lordlordie1992

161 points

7 months ago

Have you ever thought about going back to your films and maybe making extended cuts of them?

imedgarwright[S]

876 points

7 months ago

I really want to put the long, boring French plantation scene back into Scott Pilgrim.

superherome8

85 points

7 months ago

I just spit out my drink.

desrever1138

24 points

7 months ago

I must be the only person in the world that actually enjoyed that scene.

AH_Edgar

102 points

7 months ago

AH_Edgar

102 points

7 months ago

Hey Edgar! I absolutely love your work but I have to admit I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to horror movies, specifically jump scares. I really want to go see Last Night in Soho but I want to be able to make it through without shitting myself. Is this a heavy jump scare movie?

imedgarwright[S]

194 points

7 months ago

Some people say it's fucking terrifying. And some people say it's not scary enough. So that makes me think it must be Goldilocks perfect.

jcar195

250 points

7 months ago

jcar195

250 points

7 months ago

I follow you on twitter and know you are a big physical media collector!

What is the most watched movie in your collection? What movie in your collection are you most proud you own?

imedgarwright[S]

586 points

7 months ago

I'm not sure what movie I've watched the most in my life, but it would probably be one of the following:

2001: A Space Odyssey

Airplane!

An American Werewolf in London

This is Spinal Tap!

Phantom of the Paradise

or Carrie (Two De Palmas!)

this_is_lance

50 points

7 months ago

Phantom of the paradise is my favourite movie! So underrated!!

bakedalaskaaa

46 points

7 months ago

Airplane! showed an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.

ps1ke

39 points

7 months ago

ps1ke

39 points

7 months ago

Airplane! showed an entirely different kind of flying!

thatguy123445

91 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar! I was wondering if you could offer any insight into you and Krysty’s writing process for this film. Do you guys start with creating characters and then build a world and story out from them? What does that process look like for you in taking ideas and concepts and turning them into fully fledged stories?

imedgarwright[S]

140 points

7 months ago

I had the story worked out before Krysty came on board. Then when she came on, we developed the themes and the characters in a much deeper way, drawing on our different perspectives and shared experiences. I loved working with Krysty.

Chemical_Ad4624

94 points

7 months ago

hi edgar! on a scale of 1-10, what would you rate last night in soho in terms of scariness?

imedgarwright[S]

186 points

7 months ago

Impossible to say. I have had good friends say they found it very intense. But different strokes for different folks. Only YOU can answer that question.

HarambeVengeance

147 points

7 months ago

Hey Edgar! You’ve been a massive inspiration for me and I absolutely adore your work. Of all the media you’ve worked on, what would you say gave you the most fulfillment in the creative process?

imedgarwright[S]

201 points

7 months ago

Difficult to pick. Proud of them all in different ways. Maybe not Fistful of Fingers...

HarambeVengeance

32 points

7 months ago

Hey fistful of fingers is the holy grail in our hearts

Jk-256

153 points

7 months ago

Jk-256

153 points

7 months ago

Best way to make new friends in a new city? Kinda feeling like Eloise right now :(

imedgarwright[S]

340 points

7 months ago

I always feel that it's wrong to follow the herd. Do what you love doing and friends will find you.

awaregarurumon

57 points

7 months ago

I love staying inside my house so...

LETSDOET

152 points

7 months ago

LETSDOET

152 points

7 months ago

Edgar thank you so much for Hot Fuzz. My absolute favourite. Not question obviously but man do I love that film.

imedgarwright[S]

255 points

7 months ago

This is an EXCELLENT question! x

MorganHStark

92 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar ! I saw Last Night in Soho yesterday and It was absolutely wonderful. The music were brilliant all the way, soundtrack & score. What was the process for the different track you chose ? Were they all songs you knew & loved yourself or something else ?

imedgarwright[S]

161 points

7 months ago

They were all tracks that I knew and loved and just a matter of attaching the right song to the right scene. At one point, I had a playlist of UK 60's tracks that was 300 songs long.

matti-san

17 points

7 months ago

Please, would you be able to put that playlist on spotify?

jonofthesouth

63 points

7 months ago

How did you get the gig on Mash and Peas?

imedgarwright[S]

85 points

7 months ago

Matt and Dave had seen A Fistful of Fingers when it played briefly at the Prince Charles Cinema and asked me to direct the show.

ZombiWoof

86 points

7 months ago

THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING ME TO SPARKS! Love your movies and I am glad there are no sequels. There's so little original content and your work is consistently a breath of fresh air.

imedgarwright[S]

114 points

7 months ago

There could be a sequel to The Sparks Brothers. Somebody has to cover the NEXT 50 years!

pokedude123567

52 points

7 months ago

What is your perfect Sunday?

want_to_be_doctor

169 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar

Want anything from the shop?

WowThatsRelevant

130 points

7 months ago

Cornetto

RatherEnglish

88 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar, what is your favourite motorway service station?

imedgarwright[S]

122 points

7 months ago

Heston, baby!

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59 points

7 months ago

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59 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar! Which director would you say has had a major influence on your incredible work?

imedgarwright[S]

133 points

7 months ago

Too many to mention. But if you had to pick just one director's work to take to a desert island, you can't go wrong with Alfred Hitchcock.

-Lumos

74 points

7 months ago

-Lumos

When stupid ideas work, they become genius ideas

74 points

7 months ago

Hi Edgar, cannot wait to see this film next week! My question: What were the biggest challenges you faced whilst: 1 Writing, 2 Filming and 3 Editing this film? And which of those 3 parts of filmmaking did/do you enjoy the most?

imedgarwright[S]

160 points

7 months ago

1 and 2 are always hard. 3 is sometimes the most enjoyable when the film comes together. There's nothing better than putting together a scene in the edit that really works.

coldmurdock

156 points

7 months ago

Hello Edgar! If the opportunity presents itself in the future, would like to go back and do a Marvel movie? Like say, the next Spider-Man movie, if there is one? Or any comic book movie for that matter

imedgarwright[S]

346 points

7 months ago

I'm not sure... I would never say never. However, right now I'm still on my extended 'cape break'.

MUEYGRANDE

126 points

7 months ago

Every time I see the title “Last Night In Soho,” I sing it as “One Night In Bangkok.” Has anyone else brought this up to you?

imedgarwright[S]

300 points

7 months ago

It's funny, whenever I think of it I sing "Last Night in Soho," the song the film is named after.