One of the most dynamic filmmakers working in the industry, Edgar Wright, made a documentary about the band Sparks. All three are joining the No Film School Podcast today to discuss this film, The Sparks Brothers!

In this episode, we talk about…

  • How Edgar Wright and Ron and Russell Mael (of Sparks) met over Twitter and ultimately decided to make a documentary about the band.
  • How the group approached making the documentary so that it would have Wright’s stamp on it, rather than being dry like many other documentaries.
  • How Wright thought about using a Sparks song in Hot Fuzz, but didn’t because their songs demand so much attention.
  • How Wright’s and Sparks’ artistic sensibilities align.
  • How music operates as a part of Wright’s process.
  • Artistic influences for Sparks on their music and creative process.
  • Influences on Wright both for general filmmaking and on his approach in creating a music documentary.

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.