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One of Edgar Wright's big car-chase influences for 'Baby Driver' is assessed by Nigel Wheatley and Páraic McGeough. Does it hold up?

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A special off-shoot podcast from Nigel and Páraic as they look at one of Edgar Wright’s biggest inspirations for his film Baby Driver, the 1978 Los Angeles car chase film The Driver.

It should go without saying that my movie couldn’t even exist without The Driver. If there’s one film that has an influence on its genesis, it would be that…

The film stars Ryan O’Neal as the titular character, with Bruce Dern the crooked police chief doing whatever he can to catch him, and Isabelle Adjani the impressionable love interest. The film’s influence on Drive and Baby Driver is obvious from the outset, but does it hold up as a standalone work? Listen in to find out.

Further reading: https://filmschoolrejects.com/walter-hill-the-driver-an-appreciation/

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What is Spool Film Podcast?

The place for Irish cinema-obsessives Páraic McGeough and Nigel Wheatley to discuss the best and worst films that they've seen in cinemas and on the telly. We've been on the go since 2012. Say hello @spool on Twitter.