Baby Driver: Where Baby Got His Sunglasses and iPods, Explains Director

Posted 2017/07/08 0 0

The reason is pretty dark!


Baby, a getaway driver who is forced into a job that is bound to fail, sports a plethora of funky shades throughout the film. His slick driving moves are impressive, so are his sunnies. Speaking of style, one of the most interesting aspects of the entire film is Baby's extensive sunglasses collection, and now it seems that they all come from the titular driver's years of car theft. Director Edgar Wright explained:

If he has been stealing cars since he was 12, the main thing he would have inherited from these stolen cars are people's sunglasses and iPods.

Edgar Wright's explanation to THR is admittedly simpler than we would've expected (refreshingly so, in fact), but it makes perfect sense. If Baby has been stealing cars for years, then it would only seem logical for him to keep a few items for himself. Over the years that collection grew, and he eventually found himself with the vast stockpile of sunglasses and iPods seen during the events of Baby Driver.

Baby Driver, which hit theaters over the Fourth of July holiday weekend and grossed an impressive $30 million at the domestic box office, has benefited from word-of-mouth buzz that began long before it scored a 97 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating, when the movie premiered to overwhelming positive reviews back in March at SXSW. Baby Driver has since garnered co-signs from the likes of Guillermo del Toro and William Friedkin, Jon Favreau and Stephen King.

"Not to say that [directors] understand it better than the audience, but they have done similar things and can see how complicated and ambitious it is," says Wright of the responses from filmmakers. One that particularly stood out was a shout-out from French Connection director Friedkin: "As far as I'm concerned he probably directed the greatest car chase of all time."

Recently, Wright revealed that Sony Pictures have already asked him to write for the sequel of the movie and he has an idea of possible sequel’s plot.