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by Eric Eidelstein
January 29, 2014 2:59 PM
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Watch: 'The World's End' Director Edgar Wright Shares 'The Art of Close-Ups'

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:

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  • Charles R. | January 29, 2014 3:34 PMReply

    This was such an enjoyable watch - a revelation even! Thanks so much!