What makes a film great SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD EDITION (Visuals, Sound, And Editing)

When great films come to mind you think of Jaws, Star Wars, Drive, The Dark Knight, The Shawshank Redemption, etc. What do these films have in common? Great characters whose lives are fleshed out and understood on screen, a fantastic script, great direction, a cohesive story, conflict, attention to detail, fantastic acting, editing, and visuals.

Now what do you think is a great film and why?

The reason why we watched Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is because it has all of the previously mentioned parts of a film. It is the first entree in a series called "What makes a film great." Each film will be discussed and examined. In addition, I will assign each film a certain topic.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World & Edgar Wright

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The world is based on a manga series by Bryan Lee O'Malley. The film uses the mangas unique characters wisely and incorporates their history and emotions into the brilliant visuals. Edgar Wright is one of my favorite filmmakers working today if not my favorite. I have yet to be disappointed by him. From his 2 season long BBC series "Spaced", to his first feature film "Shaun of The Dead" which marked the start of his Cornetto trilogy featuring "Hot Fuzz" & "The World's End", Edgar Wright has proven to be one of the best Filmmakers in the business. In everything he releases, he always uses quick cuts, smart editing, and sound effects to provide his films with amazing transitions that cleverly keep the story moving.
The visuals EdGar Wright uses have meaning. they all connect with the characters and it shows how time, events, and people are perceived by these characters. When you see a sudden cut to a location, Edgar always has a reason behind it.

Most comedies nowadays are very plain and generic. There is camera A & B. When something happens or a joke is about to take place it is just a person delivering lines, but Edgar Wright uses visuals, editing, anticipation, unique sounds to enhance comedy. Here is Tony to explain more on visual comedy.

What can be taken away from this lesson and these videos?

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Matt Gonzalez



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