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Beer, Bacon, And Bullets: A Supercut Of Edgar Wright's Craziest Close-Up Shots

The extreme satisfaction of a well-timed close-up never ends in this compilation of Edgar Wright's tightest shots from his most famous films.
August 28, 2014, 8:30pm

British director Edgar Wright is a master at adding perfectly-timed humor into his films through a combination of impeccable casting, sharp cinematography, and crisp editing. With Monty Python-esque glee, his films call attention to mundane acts like drinking beer, drinking mixed drinks, drinking shots, and cooking bacon through dynamic close-up shots that drive home the silliness of these actions with seemingly effortless expertise.

Editor and filmmaker Jaume R. Lloret compiled some of the greatest close ups and slam zooms from four of Wright's most popular films: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and The World's End. Lloret's supercut successfully triggers that slight dopamine rush you get from a well-executed extreme close up, and it's only amplified as the shots get faster and funnier. By the end of the 90-second compilation we were giggling at our desks with no control over our own diaphragms—just like actually watching any Edgar Wright film.

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See if you can identify which movie each shot comes from—here's one freebee: the shot where Michael Cera's hand signs "Scott Pilgrim" for a package is from (surprise) Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. For the rest, you're on your own.

You can find more of Lloret's insighful cinematic analysis on his Vimeo channel.

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