New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 6 - Page 16

Baby Driver SHARE BUTTON Ever since James Cagney met his death to the strains of ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’ in 1931’s The Public Enemy, popular music and the crime film have gone together like ham and cheese. Filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Quen- NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 by Eric Hillis tin Tarantino, and Guy Ritchie have used the crime genre as a means of showing off their re- cord collections, and it’s difficult to imagine their movies with tra- ditional orchestral scores rather than soul, funk and rock cuts from the ‘60s and ‘70s. INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 16