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    WATCH: Edgar Wright's 1995 Feature Debut 'Fistful of Fingers,' Interview on His Career, Plus 'Shaun of the Dead' Interactive Screenplay

    Check out this extensive discussion with filmmaker Edgar Wright at last year's London Screenwriters Festival, where the "World's End" director talks his feature debut "A Fistful of Fingers" (full video below), "Shaun of the Dead" (which was in production simultaneously with Zack Snyder's "Dawn of th...

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    Watch: 1-Hour Masterclass With Edgar Wright

    There are few filmmakers who engage directly with their fans and audience quite like Edgar Wright. Active both on Twitter and through his own blog, Wright is an open book when it comes to interacting with his followers, and is usually eager to share the process as he develops whatever projects he's ...

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    Growing Up Is Hard To Do: 'Spaced' and How Edgar Wright Blended Twentysomething Malaise With Genre Mashups

    American fans of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were left salivating for years until Summer 2008 when they finally got a proper DVD release of their first collaboration, "Spaced," a near-perfect collection of 14 episodes that sowed the seeds of what was to come from the trio on the big scre...

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    10 Filmmakers' Top 10 Films Lists: Scorsese, Kubrick, Allen, Tarantino, Nolan and More

    Flavorwire has compiled 10 filmmakers' Top 10 Films lists. Included are Martin Scorsese (who lists Powell and Pressburger's "The Red Shoes" and Renoir's "The River," among others ), Stanley Kubrick (who singles out Chaplin's "City Lights" and Antonioni's "La notte"), and Woody Allen (a fan of Bergma...

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    'The World's End' and UK Censors

    Edgar Wright asked the British Board of Film Classification how many times he could use the c-word without getting an R. The response was thorough.

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    Watch 'The World's End' Director Edgar Wright Get Tossed Back and Forth In His First 4D Interview

    Many reporters prefer their interview subjects to be comfortable. Drinks are served. Snacks are provided. Sometimes dinners are had or weekends are spent together, all in the belief a happy subject gives a better interview (and a happy reporter will write one).

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    Comic-Con Visionaries Talk Realizing 'Gravity' and 'Amazing Spider-Man' in 3-D, Staging Fights in 'World's End,' Long Takes, 3-D and Future of Film (TRAILERS)

    The high point of the annual EW Comic-Con Visionaries panel with Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), Marc Webb ("The Amazing Spider-Man") and Edgar Wright ("The World's End") moderated by Anthony Breznican was an exchange on the aesthetics of long takes and bringing reality into fantasy on film. Wright ...

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    Edgar Wright's 'The World's End,' Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Provides A Clever Respite From Summer Blockbusters

    The genius of "Shaun of the Dead," as the countless fans of the cult hit know, was that it worked as a comedy without satirizing its genre roots. "The World's End" keeps this careful balance intact.

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    Review: Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman & More

    As the completion of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s thus-far endlessly watchable Cornetto Trilogy, “The World’s End” is probably the funniest movie I’ve ever felt really disappointed by. Like “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” before it, their collaboration once again produces some of the...

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    Watch: Peter Jackson Talks 'The World's End' With Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost; 3 New Clips & Comic-Con Poster

    In a summer of bland blockbuster flops and lukewarm indies, we've been pining for the refreshing third taste of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, "The World's End." Although there's still over a month until the film hits stateside, there have been almost enough released tidbits to tide us over un...

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