Edgar Wright Visual Comedy Maestro

Edgar Wright is becoming a mainstay of Cultoid at the moment for one reason or another (and that’s no bad thing). Thankfully today’s article isn’t about the upsetting mishap over at Marvel Studios but rather a look at what makes Wright so great.

This brilliant clip from Vimeo user Tony Zhou takes an in-depth look at Wright’s visual style, and why that works so well for comedy.

I think that rather than this video being called ‘How to do visual comedy’, it should in fact be called ‘How to not waste a single moment’; Wright utilises every frame of his films to either present a gag, set up a story beat, hint at upcoming plot points or allow for some in-joke easter eggs for uber fans to spot.

Though I said this article wasn’t going to be about Ant-Man, the above clip does prove once again that Wright would have brought a totally unique vision to the film. I have no doubt that he will go on to even bigger and better things, and I can’t wait to see what comes next. Someone give the guy all the money and let him do exactly what he pleases! You know it makes sense.

James is a movie obsessive with a particular love for scores and screenplays. He has written for numerous blogs, sites and cinemas and has been involved in several screenwriting projects. He can usually be found in front of a large plasma screen devouring Westerns, 80s pulp, Jimmy Stewart movies or anything by the Coens.

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