Film School: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010) Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)

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 Wright’s film adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s graphic novel series, Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

Teaser Trailers

Such great editing: punchy previews which hook you with rhythmic editing – yet reveal almost nothing of the dazzling visuals the film has in store…

Script Pages



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…:


Further Viewing

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: