There are also a number of noises made by the characters that are meant to coincide with the music, like gun shots and doors slamming, that create a chorus of sound within the action itself that would make the film sound melodious even without the background music playing.
With music so important to Baby, it becomes the lifeblood of the film. And the one thing I'll say about that movie is I'm pleased that I got a writing credit on it, because it sort of makes up for having worked on the script for like eight years.
But, alas, things don't go as planned.
But forget Baby's ability behind the wheel. The constant usage of songs keeps our protagonist focused on the job, even though he seems like he is distracted most of the time.
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The beats offer more than a gimmick to ensure the flick dances along - the tunes getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) has buzzing through his ear buds give rhythm to his impressive high speed antics. But it initially comes from Debora (Lily James), a waitress in Baby's favorite diner who falls for the quiet driver. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Two-time Academy Award victor Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
The whole cast shines individually without overstepping each other. Baby's been doing the dirty work of driving Doc's baddies ever since.
The plot thickens when Bats (Jamie Foxx) joins the crew. And Jon Hamm is given his best movie role yet, a baddie with a soft side offset by a short temper. Hamm manages to easily transition from the warm-loving robber into a vengeful killer who would do anything for his love. Baby is also bothered by the fact that some of his passengers think nothing of shooting bystanders in the commission of crimes. In just one word, it's downright cool. James has an underwritten character as Baby's dream girl, but she plays her character's sweetness and devotion with conviction. Scenes like these are the culmination of a career of pulling these tricks off in short sequences in his films - an early example being the jukebox fight scene in "Shaun of the Dead", his breakout hit. The World. It's astounding to see how most of the songs were carefully placed in every scene in the film. "He plays a lot of different characters, and there's a lot of different shades to him", Elgort said. Watch it purely for the slick visuals and Ansel Elgort's star-making act.
The action film Baby Driver is an edge-of-your-seat crime thriller about a getaway driver. From the sound editing that has nearly every movement and gunshot in sync to the music, to the meticulous song choices (tracks by The Beach Boys, Beck, T. Rex, and The Commodores are just a few featured), Wright has made a movie that showcases his incredible moviemaking talents and should be instantly included in the conversation with the best vehicle chase/heist movies of all time.