Edgar Wright, a brilliant writer and director, is most famous for the “Cornetto Trilogy.” It’s comprised of “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” and “The World’s End.” These films are equal parts Action, Comedy, and importantly for our theme of the month, Horror. Despite their completely separate settings, there are amazing connections made in each movie that connect each one to the next. He has created a story about two friends that will face the worst of the world together. It’s very intricate if you analyze the movies, and if you don’t feel like it they’re a hell of a lot of fun to watch.
Here’s his quote of the day:
“The editing process, to use a slightly grim analogy, is like the slow suffocation of lots of babies. It’s like, which finger do you want to cut off first?”
He may be speaking about editing films as a director, but this easily goes for writing too. Most writers likely feel the same way. It can be difficult to cut the fat out, but sometimes it could be necessary for the best of the work.