Edgar Wright ex­plains di­rect­ing quirk

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Edgar Wright loves shoot­ing com­pli­cated scenes on the first day on a movie set. The ac­claimed direc­tor filmed a very long track­ing shot on the open­ing day of 'Baby Driver' and Edgar be­lieves it helped his cast and crew to bet­ter un­der­stand his as­pi­ra­tions for the crime thriller. Speak­ing to Col­lider, he ex­plained: "I did a sim­i­lar thing on 'Shaun of the Dead'. The steady cam shot on 'Shawn on the Dead' was done on the first day of the shoot. And I think it's al­ways a good thing to do a oner like that on the first day, be­cause it re­ally in­volves the en­tire cast and crew. And it's also some­thing whereby ev­ery­body at the end of the day can see the shot. "You know, when ev­ery­body watches it back you've got a crew that can see what you're work­ing on. Some­times on movies, any­body out­side the in­ner cir­cle is not re­ally in­cluded. "I'm sure there are crew mem­bers stand­ing around on other movies go­ing, 'I don't know what the hell they're do­ing.'" Mean­while, Edgar re­cently re­vealed he first had the idea for 'Baby Driver' 22 years ago. But be­cause he was still an up-and­com­ing direc­tor liv­ing in North Lon­don at the time, Edgar didn't have the op­por­tu­nity to re­al­ize his am­bi­tion. He ex­plained: "It's funny, when I've men­tioned that kind of time­line - hav­ing the idea 22 years ago - it's true in a sense that I heard a song and vi­su­al­ized a car chase, which is John Spencer Blues Ex­plo­sion's Bell­bot­toms, and that's in the movie. "But when peo­ple say 'So why did it take 22 years to get to the screen?' I'm like, 'woah, back up! 22 years ago I was liv­ing in Wood Green, I was 21, I'd made my first fea­ture but it hadn't come out yet.'"

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