Last Night in Soho: how Quentin Tarantino inspired the name of the film

Tarantino / Last Night in Soho
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Allison Anders is also involved in choosing the title of Edgar Wright’s next film, as well as rock band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.

While his new film Last Night in Soho is being revealed more and more, especially with a brand new trailer, Edgar Wright explains in an interview with Total Film where does this title come from and who is behind it.

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He says that it is thanks to Quentin Tarantino, with whom he has been friends for a long time (he also collaborated on the diptych Grindhouse, realizing Of which, a fake trailer for the filmmaker and Robert Rodriguez), which he had the idea of ​​calling his film that.

In Boulevard of death, Quentin uses a song by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Hold Tight, explains Wright. I was telling him about that song and that band, and he said, ‘You’ve heard before ‘Last Night in Soho’ ? ‘ He played it to me and said, ‘This is the best music that has yet to be covered for a movie title.. ‘”Interested in this aesthetic, Wright says he created a playlist called “Soho” and composed of 300 songs from the 1960s. For a long time, however, he wanted to call his horror film Red Light Area, from the original title of the song “Last Night in Soho “. Seeing that this name is already taken (by a film by Rodrigo Cortés with Cillian Murphy), he falls back on The Night has a Thousand Eyes but the name is also already in use. Finally he chooses Last Night in Soho and retains this title, asking Tarantino all the same if he is not sorry that he has taken up his idea. “There is only you to make this film”, replies the director of pulp Fiction.

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However, Tarantino made it clear that he himself had known this song thanks to Allison Anders: “Okay, but I have to admit it now. What I said, that this was the best end credits song for a movie that doesn’t exist, is something that [la scénariste, réalisatrice et productrice] Allison Anders used to say. So if you credit me, you have to credit her too “.

On this anecdote, Wright adds “So on the thank you list, A through T, Allison Anders and Quentin Tarantino are the first and last people thanked. I haven’t told Allison Anders that yet, I need to email her. .. “

Presented for its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, which ended with the victory of The event, film by Audrey Diwan inspired by a novel by Annie Ernaux, Last Night in Soho will hit theaters in France on October 27th.

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