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Martin Scorsese was Edgar Wright’s curator, Quentin Tarantino’s Movie Club

You can now join the film club with Scorsese’s list of nearly 50 must-see British films.

During a three-hour chat on a recent episode of “The Empire Film Podcast,” Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino revealed the existence of their makeshift quarantine film club for the past 9 months. As Wright explained, “It’s nice. We stayed in touch like moviegoers do. It is one of the few blessings of this [pandemic], the chance to disappear into a rabbit hole with the hours inside that we have. Tarantino added, “Edgar is more social than I am. It’s a big deal that I’ve been talking to him for the past 9 months.

Much of the film club was curated by none other than Martin Scorsese, who sent Wright a recommendation list of nearly 50 British films that Scorsese considers his personal favorites. In the five months Wright was locked out before resuming production of “Last Night in Soho” – and before receiving the Scorsese roster – he began watching movies, then seeking Scorsese commentary. on these films via online essays or YouTube videos. That’s when Wright decided to go ahead and send Scorsese a letter thanking him for being his quarantine film teacher.

“I sent him this sweet letter just to say thank you, and I said, ‘I almost wish you could talk about every movie, that would be a better thing to have on Netflix, instead of moving on to’ Bridgerton “At the end, go straight to what Martin Scorsese has to say about it,” Wright said. “I wrote this letter and as a PS at the end, because I was curious, I wrote: ‘By the way, what were your favorite British movies when you were little? You’ve talked a lot about Powell and Pressburger, David Lean and Alfred Hitchcock, but who are their others?

Scorsese responded with a list of nearly 50 UK titles, all of which Wright listed on the podcast. Wright then sent the Scorsese list to Tarantino, that’s when the film club really came to life.

“Edgar shared the list with me and I wrote it down and I started going down part of the list and it got me down a rabbit hole because I’m competitive to find mine,” Tarantino said. . “Edgar then gave me his list that I hadn’t seen that I should see, and I have a little list of British films that I’m a fan of.”

Check out Scorsese’s list below, courtesy of Edgar Wright. Head over to the Empire Magazine website to listen to Wright and Tarantino’s three-hour discussion in full.

“Six-Sahara Station”, Seth Holt
“Nowhere to go”, Seth Holt
“The Nanny”, Seth Holt
“Brief ecstasy”, Edmond T. Gréville
“Halfway House”, Basil Dearden
“Did the day go well?” », Alberto Cavalcanti
“Madonna of the Seven Moons”, Arthur Crabtree
“The Man in Gray”, Leslie Arliss
“So Long at the Fair, Terrence Fisher
“Stolen Face”, Terrence Fisher
“Four-sided triangle”, Terrence Fisher
“Sound barrier”, David Lean
“This happy breed”, David Lean
“Weapons in Batasi”, John Guillermin
“Green for danger”, Sidney Gilliat
“The Mind Benders”, Basil Dearden
“In public danger”, Terrence Fisher
“It always rains on Sunday”, Robert Hamer
“A great wind in Jamaica”, Alexander Mackendrick
“The Queen of Spades”, Thorold Dickinson
“Hue and Cry”, Charles Crichton
“Pink string and sealing wax”, Robert Hamer
“The Blue Lamp”, Basil Dearden
“The good die young”, Lewis Gilbert
“Mandy”, Alexander Mackendrick
“Vampyres”, José Ramón Larraz
“Uncle Silas”, Charles Frank
“The Legend of the House of Hell”, John Hough
“Burn the Witch”, Sidney Hayers
“The Flesh of Demons”, John Gilling
“The tuba”, Guy Green
“Scream of fear”, Seth Holt
“These are the damned”, Joseph Losey
“Plague of the Zombies”, Josh Gilling
“Quatermasse and the Pit”, Roy Ward Baker
“Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde”, Roy Ward Baker
“The Devil Is Going”, Terence Fisher
“The Asphyx”, Peter Newbrook
“Underground”, Anthony Asquith
“Shooting stars”, Anthony Asquith
“Sapphire”, Basil Dearden
“Whistle and I will come to you”, Jonathan Miller
“Dead of Night”, Anthology
“The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne”, Jack Clayton
“The Innocents”, Jack Clayton
“The Pumpkin Eater”, Jack Clayton
“The Seventh Veil”, Compton Bennett
“Give in to the night”, J. Lee Thompson

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