A great video, dissecting all the effort Edgar Wright puts into his movies, versus the slipshod, slap-dash, half-assed repetitive crap Hollywood produces. Watch the whole thing.
Craft, true craft ALWAYS requires work. And the harder you work, and the more you practice, the more effortless it all looks. Edgar Wright has achieved that apex of effortlessness.
It’s no secret I loved the Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End). It’s because they were INTERESTING, in ways that Generic Rom-Com #425 will never be. And not just because of the scripts (though those help). It’s because Edgar Wright WORKS at making his movies engrossing.
Would that more directors did the same.