“How To Do Visual Comedy” Edgar Wright Knows

Glasgow Film Theatre
How To Do Visual Comedy
Edgar Wright Knows

A Short Film

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Friday 17th October 2014

Comedies in the states are mostly skits with people talking. The originality is too lazy with few exceptions.

Watch this Short Film & see which direction your comedy sense of humor goes.

I have always preferred British Humor over most American humor. It’s funnier. I laugh harder. Edgar Wright is one of the comedy geniuses of the UK.

Now, American film makers need to stop being lazy & show some of their creative genius.

Melissa McCarthy is a great example of someone who throws herself into the physical as well as the verbal comedic approach. She makes me ROTFLMAO. Few can do that today in the States.

The audience is being made to dumb down their expectations. Look at SNL. With the few exceptions most of SNL humor sucks. The women tend to be funnier & it is usually only a few women who are given the material to carry it off.

This film will show you what you have been missing if you haven’t followed the form of comedy in this short film. If you have, then you are one of the lucky & fortunate ones.

The word needs to be spread. The more laughs in the world the lesser the tension is & the more it is likely to shrink. ❤ jkm

Edgar Wright – How To Do Visual Comedy

From Tony Zhou

If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistently finding humor through framing, camera movement, editing, goofy sound effects and music. This is an analysis and an appreciation of a director so awesome that Marvel had to fire him on a holiday.

For educational purposes only. And as always, feel free to comment, like, or tell me it’s not a 747.

For further reading/viewing, I highly recommend:
David Bordwell’s essay on funny framings: davidbordwell.net/blog/2007/04/30/funny-framings/
David Chen’s video essay on Wright’s use of close-ups: vimeo.com/85311313
And Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal: youtube.com/watch?v=ohJtvuCAsp4

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