Edgar Wright | A Few Fleeting Thoughts

Hello everyone!
This post is all about my one of my favourite directors:
Edgar Wright, famous for ‘The Three Flavours Cornetto’ film trilogy. ‘Shaun of
the Dead’ (2004), ‘Hot Fuzz’ (2007), and ‘The World’s End’ (2013) are British cult
classics of the 21st century and are known the world over for their
unique way of combining the comedy and horror genres to create hilarious
adaptations on the classic ideas of zombies, the apocalypse, and savage small
village mentality.

Famous for working very closely with actor and writer Simon Pegg
for lots of his most widely known works, Wright has been directing since 1994
with the western spoof called ‘A Fistful of Fingers’ which was an independent
film on a very low budget.  He was even
considered to direct ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ after his critically
acclaimed success ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’ in 2010 (which I’ve written
about in a previous blog post as it is one of my favourite films of all time!) ‘SPvtW’ is a hilarious adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name, with
very clever comic timing and visual effects to make parts of the film look like
a video game. In all of his films he cleverly uses changing camera angles to
show different characters’ reactions to situations at different times, making
those moments funnier to the audience as we’re led to believe one thing is
happening when in fact there is a bigger picture. The animated visual
techniques add a depth of comedy to ‘SPvtW’ as it is a unique way of portraying
the light-hearted nature of the film, and makes it more appealing to fans of
the original comic book.
Wright’s directed many different types of media, including
tv series (like ‘Spaced’) and short films as well as feature-lengths. He has
also directed a few music videos, including the Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk
track ‘Gust of Wind’.  His amazing
directing styles haven’t gone unnoticed, as he’s won two Empire Awards for
‘SPvtW’ and two awards for the screenplay of ‘Shaun of the Dead’ from the
British Independent Film Awards and the Bram Stoker Awards.
His hilarious directing style, along with his thoroughly
entertaining visual effects and comedic timing, brings out the best in the
actors he works with, making his films widely appealing and well-recognised
across the world. This is why he’s one of my favourite directors.

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