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Edgar Wright Close UpsWho doesn’t love a good close-up? They’re the shot that can heighten emotions, push the intensity, and look beautiful doing it, so learning all you can about not only composing such a shot, but its nature and narrative capabilities as well, is essential to grow as a storyteller. David Chen of Slash Film sat down with director Edgar Wright to discuss the art of the close-up — the result — an engaging 8 1/2 video essay. Enjoy! More »

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Edgar Wright YoungThe third and final film in the Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End, has been doing quite well so far since its U.S. theatrical release Friday. Watching it last night, it became apparent to me that I was in an auditorium full of uber-fans the first time Simon Pegg shows up on-screen — let alone when that green Cornetto wrapper finally made its appearance. For those of you wanting a little more from these filmmakers, Film School Rejects has shared a compilation of director Edgar Wright’s first films. Check them out after the break. More »

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Edgar WrightEarlier this month, we shared the online interactive screenplay for Shaun of the Dead, as well as a bunch of behind-the-scenes videos for the whole Cornetto Trilogy that Focus Features shared to gear  fans up for today’s U.S. release of The World’s EndThe cult following for these films is growing, thanks to the satirical humor, witty banter, and surprisingly well-rounded characters. Director Edgar Wright’s thoughts on filmmaking have been aggregated by Film School Rejects, so if you’re in need of a quick dose of cinematic education before you venture out to see The World’s End, check out what someone who has managed to amass quite a hefty following has to say about the craft. More »

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SOTD Interactive ScreenplayWith the release of Edgar Wright’s sci-fi comedy The World’s End, starring the dynamic duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, inching ever closer, Focus Features has decided to release a free interactive screenplay of Shaun of the Dead, which you can view online or download in a pdf. Full of behind-the-scenes photos, sketches, cast interviews, and storyboards, the screenplay is more than a marketing maneuver for the film — it’s a way to rally the Three Flavours Cornetto Cult as the wait for The World’s End nears its end. More »