I just included this in the Video of the Week section of this week’s Roundup, but it’s worth its own post. Tony Zhu lays out what’s wrong with most modern comedies (in the Judd Apatow/Seth Rogen vein) in terms of filmmaking and shows how Edgar Wright does many of the same narrative things with much more visual flair. It’s obviously fine if you like the Apatow/Rogen style; comedy is extremely subjective, but for me, the Wright style works MUCH better, and this video does an incredible job of explaining exactly how. The video has been making the social media rounds this week, but if you haven’t seen it yet, or have been putting off watching it, get on it. It’s worth it.
This has been a long time in the works. Even after I decided to just go with picture instead of blurbs and the whole bit, it still took me like two weeks to put together. Lots of interruptions lately. The baby is crawling, and she has the best cord-finding radar I’ve ever seen. Anyway. Not a lot of films watched the past few months, but a good variety, I think. Unsurprisingly Joss Whedon comes out on top.
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