'Last Night in Soho': 9 Things to Know Before You Watch

As we prepare ourselves for this glamorous, never-ending nightmare, we present the 9 things to you need to know about "Last Night in Soho."

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

Last Night in Soho: 9 Things to Know Before You Watch

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Everyone's fantasized about moving to a new, exciting place and finding a good job opportunity. And if you're lucky, maybe you'll even make your dreams come true. For Eloise Turner, her dream is to become the next big thing when it comes to fashion design. As she strives to make it a reality, once her head hits the pillow, somehow her visions feels as if they are her new reality. When she falls asleep, she's somehow able to go back in time. And she doesn't understand how or why. Is it real or is it just in her mind? You'll need to watch "Last Night in Soho" to find out. These are the 9 things you need to know before you go see it in theaters this weekend.

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    Directed by Edgar Wright

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    "Baby Driver" director Edgar Wright is getting behind the wheel again. But this time he's trying his hand at the psychological horror genre. He decided to take on this film just on the heels of finishing up the "Sparks Brothers" documentary. This film became his primary focus and was even prioritized above finalizing his script for "Baby Driver 2." But Wright's interest in creating this film first came about when he was gifted the book “Hammer Glamour: Classic Images From the Archive of Hammer Films.” Wright explains, "I was really struck by the fact that a quarter of the bios ended in tragedy and careers cut short. It was completely dissonant from this glossy kind of coffee table book.”

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    Co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns

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    Though Wright certainly came up with the story on his own, he co-wrote the screenplay with the help of "1917" writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns. This Oscar-nominated writer is also set to write the upcoming Taika Waititi Star Wars Film that was announced roughly a year and a half ago.

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    Thomasin McKenzie Plays the Hopeful Fashion Designer

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    She was just in M. Night Shyamalan's "Old" and the Netflix film "The Power of the Dog," but you probably know her from her role in the Academy Award-winning film "Jojo Rabbit." Actress Thomasin McKenzie will be leading the way in this film as Eloise Turner. Eloise is pursuing her dream of becoming a name to recognize in the fashion industry. We don't know Eloise's whole story. But we know that her reality will change as the days go on.

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    Anya Taylor-Joy Is the Aspiring Singer

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    Famously known for her role in one of the most favored Netflix shows during the pandemic "The Queen's Gambit," Anya Taylor-Joy plays Sandie. She's a young girl who's also trying to find her place in the big city. As Eloise chases her dream of becoming a name brand designer, Sandie tries to become a singer. The main difference is that Sandie's story may have already been told...we just weren't there to see it. When Eloise goes to sleep, that's when Sandie comes to life. It's unclear what the exact relationship is between Eloise and Sandie. But there's definitely some kind of connection between them.

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    Get Ready to Relive the 1960s

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    With a film like this, it's tough to decipher what's actually happening. Or what the true reality is for that matter. But one of the things we do know about "Last Night in Soho" is that real or not, we'll be taking a trip back to the 1960s. We get excited even from the trailer when we see the marquee shining at what appears to be the premiere of 1965's James Bond adventure, "Thunderball." We can certainly guess that Eloise must be in awe of the 1960s fashion that she's seeing right in front of her.

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    Set in London

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    One of the things you may know from looking at the film's title is that "Last Night in Soho" is set in Soho, an area in the City of Westminster in the West End of London. When thinking through where this film would take place, Wright knew that London was the birthplace of modern fashion. But that it was also a dangerous place filled with sexism and exploitation. The filmmaker said, “I realized I had never made a film about central London – specifically Soho, somewhere I’ve spent a huge amount of time in the last 25 years. This movie is about the London I’ve existed in.”

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    Cinematography by Chung Chung-hoon

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    An extremely crucial part of what makes this so film special is its inventive cinematography. And with the assistance of "It" cinematographer Chung Chung-hoon, it's clear that this film is going to turn some heads, literally. From the previews we've seen, we know that mirrors will be playing a huge factor in this film.

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    Music by Steven Price

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    Another important element that can really make audiences feel the gravity of a scene is the music. So, who better to be in charge of the score than "Gravity" composer Steven Price? Price also composed the music for "Baby Driver," which is the last project he worked on with Wright.

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    Expect the Unexpected

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    If we know anything about what we've seen so far, it's that we don't really know anything. We've found some info. from researching online. And we've seen everything that Wright wanted us to see. But that doesn't mean that we know how this will play out. The best directors are the ones that hide the clues in plain sight. So, our final tip for you moviegoers is to be vigilant. Keep an eye on all the details.

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Last Night in Soho

Thriller

October 29, 2021

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Jesse Conner

Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.

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