This one's a little late.
Here's the thing… Edgar Wright is a bundle of energy that is almost unmatched in anyone I know, and an hour of Edgar talking is the equal of about six hours of anyone else talking. This interview caused six different transcriptionists to kill themselves. I became afraid to pass it along to a new one, because every time, they would say, "Oh, no, don't worry about it." Next thing I hear? Dead. Expired. At their own hand.
I stuck with it, though, and now, finally, after all this time, I have an hour with Edgar Wright for no good reason other than I love his film and I thought this was a great conversation. And it'll have to be two articles because there's no way to publish something this big as one article on this site. It's a behemoth.
Actually, I'll get into "reasons" at the end of this piece. First, though, all kidding aside, this is how interviews should work... real time to sit and chat without someone hovering nearby to cut you off after your third question. I understand the realities of time constraints during press tours, but still... it makes a big difference, both as an interviewer and (hopefully) for you guys as readers. With a few interviews here at HitFix, like Terry Gilliam or Rob Reiner or David Fincher, I feel like I got a chance to sit down and chat with someone I've always wanted to talk to but never had the chance before, and by the end of it, I felt like we'd formed a rapport that resulted in a genuine conversation and not just a promotional opportunity. Yes, they're selling something, but the goal from my end is always to try to break through to even a few moments of something real.