"Everything that I've done so far has had a bigger budget than the last, but I've never ever felt the benefit of the bigger budget because the ideas always exceed the budget."Edgar Wright
is a British director known for making stylish, genre-busting films, usually working with Simon Pegg
and Nick Frost. He is also known for his surprising talent of making films that function equally well as both deconstructions
and carefully crafted
stories. He is one of us
, a very notable example of a film geek-come-director this side of Tarantino
. Fittingly enough, they're friends.
Tropes associated with him include:
- Ascended Fanboy: Why he got into filmmaking in the first place.
- Chekhov's Armoury
- Creative Differences: The reason he left Ant-Man.
- The Director Thinks of Everything
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: His films demand repeat viewings, if only to catch all the blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments.
- Funny Background Event/Meaningful Background Event
- Gorn: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Don't have this. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World avoids it altogether giving into the style of the comic book. The World's End has what you could call gorn in the form of blue robot blood which is "more like ink" - there isn't much actual human blood in the film.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Simon Pegg, Quentin Tarantino and Cinematographer Bill Pope.
- Simon Pegg didn't just act in his films with Wright, he also co-wrote all three films in Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy.
- In the Making of Scott Pilgrim, he says that "Bill Pope is one of my favourite people ever. Bill, if you're watching this, I love you." And at the end of his and Bill's Scott Pilgrim DVD commentary, he says "And now Bill and I are gonna make out." with some kissing sounds.
- Logo Joke: The Universal sequence in his films? Not the regular one.
- Older Than They Look: Is pushing forty; you couldn't tell by that (relatively recent) picture up there, could you?
- Old Shame: His first film Dead Right is this. This doesn't stop Simon Pegg and Nick Frost from ripping it to shreds in their commentary.
- One of Us: He loves movies so much, which he says is what you REALLY need for filmmaking. He and Quentin Tarantino did a DVD commentary on Hot Fuzz. They talked about over 200 films.
- Romance on the Set: He was in a relationship with Anna Kendrick whom he met on Scott Pilgrim.
- Shout-Out: His films are full of these.
- What Could Have Been: He was set to direct Ant-Man, then left the project.