In an interview with /Film, Edgar Wright reveals his secrets on the art of close-ups, specifically referencing his acclaimed comedy “Shaun of the Dead.” The conversation was later turned into an 8 minute 30 second video essay with scenes from Wright’s film.
One of the things Wright discusses is the way he uses close-up montages of mundane activities in “Shaun of the Dead” to give weight to a final, close-up montage. He names James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and Robert Rodriguez as experts of the craft of the close-up.
Another example that Wright discloses is from his film “Hot Fuzz,” where he uses close-ups to “take the boring parts of the job and fetishiz[e] them.”
You can check out the video and more of what Wright has to say below: