Monday, 20 December 2010

[415] Edgar Wright Interview

Capping off my year of Scott Pilgrim coverage quite well, here's an interview with director Edgar Wright, a man I thought did a stellar job on the film. Don't tell anyone - because I like people thinking I hob-nob with all sorts of stars - but this was an email interview. So I moulded my questions with greater care than usual, even providing a little crossover with my previous interview with Eli Roth.

Back in August, we were so excited for the release of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World that we were utterly baffled by the lukewarm response that greeted the film at the box office. Now, four months later, our collective love hasn't dimmed - if our end of year poll is anything to go by, where it was placed second overall - and we're hoping it finds a new lease of life on DVD and Blu-ray.

To celebrate the home release, we had the chance to pick the brains of the director himself, Edgar Wright. This is a treat and a half, because, no matter what your misgivings with the film were (if you had any at all),
Scott Pilgrim was the high-budgeted coming out party for one of the UK's most promising technical filmmakers, and Wright delivered what was, for better or worse, a true stylistic feast.

We were dying to ask him about working on such a lavish scale, breaking into the Hollywood mainstream after the independent British projects like
Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, and what it's like hanging out with other self-proclaimed geeky filmmakers, such as Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth and John Landis. And that's just what we did.

Read the full interview here.

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