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'Paste' Staff Writer On Atlanta's Starring Role In 'Baby Driver'

Jul 20, 2017

According to FilmL.A.’s annual Feature Film Study, 17 major motion pictures were filmed here in 2016, making Georgia the top location for feature film production – much of it in and around Atlanta.

But if the city is in a shot, Atlanta is usually standing in for somewhere else: most recently for New York City in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

That’s part of what makes “Baby Driver” stand out. The Edgar Wright action movie is not only set in Atlanta, you get a real sense of place. Pop culture writers took note, including “Paste Magazine” staff writer Jim Vorel.

Lois Reitzes spoke with Vorel about his article on “Baby Driver,” which you can read here.