Edgar Wright’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Edgar Wright’s Adventures in Moviegoing

20 Episodes

British director Edgar Wright, the avid genre remixer behind SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, BABY DRIVER, and LAST NIGHT IN SOHO, sits down with critic Alicia Malone to discuss his early moviegoing memories (including sneaking into GREMLINS as a child), his abiding love for popular genres, and what he looks for in a good horror movie. The films he has chosen to present reflect his omnivorous embrace of art house and grindhouse alike, with the British teen exploitation shocker BEAT GIRL and Mario Bava’s hyperstylish giallo classic BLOOD AND BLACK LACE rubbing shoulders with masterpieces by Max Ophuls, Ingmar Bergman, and Luis Buñuel.

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Edgar Wright’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Edgar Wright in Conversation

    Episode 1

  • Edgar Wright’s Adventures in Moviegoing Teaser

    Episode 2

  • Edgar Wright on BEAT GIRL

    Episode 3

  • Beat Girl

    Episode 4

    Directed by Edmond T. Gréville • 1960 • United Kingdom
    Starring David Farrar, Noëlle Adam, Christopher Lee

    An edgy blast of adolescent angst, early rock ’n’ roll, and exploitation sleaze, this X-rated British cult classic follows rebellious teenage hell-raiser Jennifer Linden (Gillian Hills) as ...

  • Edgar Wright on BLOOD AND BLACK LACE

    Episode 5

  • Blood and Black Lace

    Episode 6

    Directed by Mario Bava • 1964 • Italy, West Germany
    Starring Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner

    Director Mario Bava cemented his reputation as the master of Italian horror with this deliriously stylized thriller, one of the foundational works of the giallo genre and an influence on dire...

  • Edgar Wright on BLACK NARCISSUS

    Episode 7

  • Black Narcissus

    Episode 8

    Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger • 1947 • United Kingdom
    Starring Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar

    This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns—played by som...

  • Edgar Wright on THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE...

    Episode 9

  • The Earrings of Madame de . . .

    Episode 10

    Directed by Max Ophuls • 1953 • France
    Starring Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, Vittorio De Sica

    The most cherished work from French master Max Ophuls, THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE . . . is a profoundly emotional, cinematographically adventurous tale of deceptive opulence and tragic romance. When...

  • Edgar Wright on SAPPHIRE

    Episode 11

  • Sapphire

    Episode 12

    Directed by Basil Dearden • 1959 • United Kingdom

    A beautiful female college student is found dead in a public park; the police soon discover that her murder may have been racially motivated. Basil Dearden's bold, direct police procedural, starring Nigel Patrick as the detective in charge of t...

  • Edgar Wright on SÉANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON

    Episode 13

  • Séance on a Wet Afternoon

    Episode 14

    Directed by Bryan Forbes • 1964 • United Kingdom
    Starring Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Lacey

    The medium is the menace in this hair-raising suspense classic. In one of her precious few screen roles, stage legend and renowned Method actor Kim Stanley delivers an electrifying, Academ...

  • Edgar Wright on PERSONA

    Episode 15

  • Persona

    Episode 16

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1966 • Sweden
    Starring Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson

    By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical PERSONA, he attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary perf...

  • Edgar Wright on BELLE DE JOUR

    Episode 17

  • Belle de jour

    Episode 18

    Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1967 • France
    Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli

    Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her after­noon hours working in a b...

  • Edgar Wright on DON'T LOOK NOW

    Episode 19

  • Don’t Look Now

    Episode 20

    Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1973 • United Kingdom
    Starring Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie

    Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie mesmerize as a married couple on an extended trip to Venice following a family tragedy. While in that elegantly decaying city, they have a series of inexplicable, t...