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"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."
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Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) 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-cum-director a la Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith, both of whom he is close friends with.

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Tropes associated with his career include:

  • Mickey Mousing: There's always at least one scene in his movies where everything is timed to the music. Baby Driver takes this Up to Eleven and does it for most of the movie.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Loves treating simple tasks like filing paperwork with the same amount of fast-paced cinematic ecstasy as he would a car chase.
  • Older Than They Look: Is in his forties, but can pass as someone much younger.
  • Signature Style: Creative, stylized, Genre-Busting films with at least a bit of satire and clever editing. Main characters are likable whether their Nice Guy's or they are Jerk with a Heart of Gold. He homages clips from films into his own. He also takes old fashioned cliches into something overblown and fresh. Main action is not super realistic but creates a awesome movie experience. Also at least one Mickey Mousing scene where the action ties into the rhythem of the soundtrack, especially in Baby Driver.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Its pretty clear his movies lean a little more towards the idealistic end.
  • World of Ham: Every character in his films are basically live-action cartoon characters.

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