Anya Taylor-Joy, Edgar Wright Talk ‘Last Night in Soho’ at Venice: ‘It’s Dangerous to Romanticize the Past’

Filmmaker Edgar Wright and stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith were in sparkling form at the press conference for ‘Last Night in Soho’ on Saturday.The London-set film travels back in time and Wright describes it as an homage to the “psychological thrillers I really adore” made by British filmmakers Michael Powell and Alfred Hitchcock and Italian genre directors Mario Bava and Dario Argento.“I guess I wanted to find a way to sort of make a London version of that,” Wright said.

“I actually live around the corner from most of the locations in [Michael Powell’s] ‘Peeping Tom.

So it’s something that’s never far from my mind, because it’s something I literally walk past every day.”However, “It’s dangerous to romanticize the past,” Wright cautioned.Speaking about her Emmy nominated breakthrough role in Netflix drama series “The Queen’s Gambit,” Taylor-Joy said, “I feel very, very fortunate to

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