The bromance of Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino is real.
We are all looking forward to Edgar Wright’s new film, Last night in Soho, but Quentin Tarantino is perhaps the most excited about naming the film by mistake.
In the latest edition of Total FlimWright tells the magazine, “In Proof of death, Quentin uses a song by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, ‘Hold Tight’. I talked to him about this song and this band and he said, ‘Have you ever heard’ Last Night in Soho ‘?’ He played it for me and said, ‘This is the best theme music for a movie that has never been made.’ ”
And now, boom, we have a movie.
Wright continued, “I started putting together this playlist called ‘Soho’ of 300 songs from the 1960s. I didn’t think what the film would be called. Then it was a long time Red light areabut there was a movie called Red lights, with Cillian Murphy. And then I thought, ‘OK this movie is on The night has a thousand eyes. And then I looked at IMDb and there is already a film called The night has a thousand eyes. Crap. Then it stared into my face for hearing that song and I thought it was great: Last night in Soho. ”
This is a really fun way of showing how Wright went through the process of coming up with a film idea. And I think it’s great that he was open enough to talk about how the collaboration and conversations got him there. It’s also very cool that he checked with Tarantino before taking the title.
Wright continued, “Quentin was deep in Once upon a time in Hollywoodso I didn’t really have time to tell him. And then it was on sale. I said, ‘Hey, did you hear what my movie is called?’ He said, ‘Yes, I read it.’ I said, ‘Are you annoyed with me?’ He says, ‘You know what? Only you could do this film. ‘ I said, ‘Well, I’ll thank you in the credits for giving me the song.’ He says, ‘Okay, but I have to admit something now. What I said about being the best credits song for a movie that doesn’t exist is something that [writer, director, producer] Allison Anders used to say. So if you give me credit, you have to give her credit too. ‘”
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He concluded, “So on the thank you list, A to T, Allison Anders and Quentin Tarantino are the first and last to be thanked. I haven’t told Allison Anders this yet, so I have to send her an email … ”
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