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GTGC #265 Baby Driver


The fat lady is about to sing as we come to a close on our Musical Revue. We wrap up our musical marathon with a look at the 2017 action-heist film, Baby Driver. Wait, is Baby Driver a musical? You'll find out in this week's show. Also, we're joined by a very special guest host, Alexandra Bohannon—who has been doing some work on The Cinematic Schematic.

Ride Along with Baby Driver

With a killer soundtrack and kinetic energy, Baby Driver is at times everything you'd expect from Edgar Wright, while also being a bit different—at least on the surface. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a getaway driver. And, he's very good. It's what landed him under the thumb of Doc (Kevin Spacey), who is something of a local crime lord. Doc uses Baby for all of his jobs while switching out the crew—namely a rotation of Buddy (Hamm), Bats (Foxx) and Darling (Eiza González). Baby soon learns that eventually, blood will be on his hands.

So, is Baby Driver a musical? This is the big question we tackle this week. We also discuss ragtag families, formalism and Edgar Wright's overarching thematic touchstones.

But, that's not all. After our reviews, we drop our Top 3 Killer Tracks. It seemed fitting.

Now, hit the gas and press play!

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