Live-tweet watch party with director Edgar Wright sharing storyboards and tales from behind-the-scenes – plus a cast reunion table read.
This treasure trove of behind-the-scenes goodies, promo clips, source materials, and of course trivia, reveals the amount of thought and attention to detail that went into creating writer/director Edgar Wright‘s film adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s graphic novel series, Scott Pilgrim vs The World.
Such great editing: punchy previews which hook you with rhythmic editing – yet reveal almost nothing of the dazzling visuals the film has in store…
Update: while not part of Wright’s live-tweet-a-thon, this clip offers a revealing glimpse into how in-camera visual gags in the film were developed (via Glasgow Film Festival):
Ready, Steady… Watch!
That’s Nigel Godrich, who did the music for Scott Pilgrim vs The World, is the longtime producer for Radiohead and Thom Yorke.
Building an entire set for a single “effect” shot – this technique will come up again in this movie, and it’s certainly turned up in the work of others since…
Shynola is also responsible for one of my favourite animated / motion design music videos, The Rapture’s ‘House of Jealous Lovers’:
Intermission – first, here’s the bathroom scene / single take:
Now here’s Nerdwriter discussing this and other Edgar Wright in-camera comedy moves:
Ok, back to the twitter commentary…
Edgar Wright directed the music video for Beck’s ‘Colors’:
^ Wright made Simon Pegg do this a couple of times in Spaced too…
Three months later, on the film’s actual 10th anniversary, Wright tweeted a bunch more BTS footage, including this previs:
Back to the live-tweeting:
^ Bill Pope, director of photography on Scott Pilgrim and a little film you may have heard of…:
For the film’s 10th anniversary (and as a fundraiser for Water For People), most of the cast reunited via Zoom for a table read of the script (most of whom haven’t aged and have become such huge stars in the years since):
In case you haven’t seen it: Every Frame A Painting gives us possibly the definitive guide, Edgar Wright – How To Do Visual Comedy: