Director Edgar Wright On His New Documentary ‘The Sparks Brothers’ And Why The Musicians Deserve To Be LA Rock Royalty
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The joke about Sparks — if you’ve even heard of them — is that it’s the best British band to come out of America. That confusion is why Edgar Wright, the director of “Baby Driver” and “Shaun of the Dead,” wanted to make his first documentary about the group, headed by brothers Ron and Russell Mael. Quite simply, Wright was tired of explaining who the band was and why he loves them. His documentary, called “The Sparks Brothers,” premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. John Horn talked with Wright after its January premiere about his personal connection to the band, how he connected with the brother, the editing process of the documentary and more. The film is in theaters now.
With guest host John Horn
Edgar Wright, director of the new documentary “The Sparks Brothers;” he tweets @edgarwright