Baby Driver is an action film written and directed by Edgar Wright.
First released on June 28, 2017, it tells the story of a young Atlanta-
based getaway driver, played by Ansel Elgort (pictured), who is on a
quest for freedom from a life of crime with his lover Debora (Lily
James). The film also features Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Eiza González,
Jamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal in supporting roles. Baby Driver was a
project Wright had contemplated for over two decades, and his early
directing experience shaped his ambitions for the project. Filming took
place over four months, using stunts, choreography and in-camera
shooting. Baby Driver was praised by some critics, but the
characterization and scriptwriting drew mixed responses. During its
initial theatrical run, the film grossed $226 million at the global box
office, boosted by word-of-mouth support and fatiguing interest in
blockbuster franchises. Wright has completed a script for a possible
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Driver>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The U.S. Court of Private Land Claims ruled that James Reavis's
claim to 18,600 sq mi (48,000 km2) of land in present-day Arizona and
New Mexico was "wholly fictitious and fraudulent".
Korean War: South Korean forces began the Bodo League massacre,
summarily executing at least 60,000 suspected North Korean sympathizers.
Paperback Software, a company founded by Adam Osborne, was
found guilty of copyright infringement for using Lotus 1-2-3's look-and-
feel interface in its own spreadsheet program.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. The Asiatic wild ass or hemione (Equus hemionus), an animal of the
horse family native to Asia; specifically, the Persian onager, Persian
wild ass, or Persian zebra (Equus hemionus onager).
2. (military, historical) A military engine acting like a sling which
threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket powered by the torsion from a
bundle of ropes or sinews operated by machinery; a torsion catapult.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Whenever the last trumpet shall sound, I will present myself
before the sovereign judge with this book in my hand, and loudly
proclaim, thus have I acted; these were my thoughts; such was I. With
equal freedom and veracity have I related what was laudable or wicked, I
have concealed no crimes, added no virtues; and if I have sometimes
introduced superfluous ornament, it was merely to occupy a void
occasioned by defect of memory: I may have supposed that certain, which
I only knew to be probable, but have never asserted as truth, a
Show replies by date