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Episode 445 - Edgar Wright

Director Edgar Wright is in the garage to tell Marc how his lifelong obsession with television and movies of every stripe led him to developing a distinctive style for his movies like Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End. Also, Edgar reveals how his mother’s conspiracy theories about the Freemasons running Edgar’s childhood town spawned the plot of Hot Fuzz. This episode is sponsored by GoToMeeting by Citrix. Try it free right now using the offer code WTF.

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smitty November 21, 2013 at 7:40 am


“conspiracy Theory” ?  whatever one believes about Freemasons,  Illuminati, Globalists , New World Order etc etc.  could we please grow up, and at least acknowledge that conspiracies, in the strict technical sense of the definition; do indeed exist, irrespective of whether one believes in the power of certain groups or not.  and, the idea that it be so far fetched, that powerful groups of people would or could,want to secretly make stealth unilateral decision of their own accord ;should not be an occurrence of even remote implausibility, to anyone with connected neurons.

Dan "Drumbstick" Cornetto November 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm


Pickle’s flawed impression of Yankee culture is not his own fault. His example of Scott Baio in ‘50s Happy Days with a ‘70s hairstyle says more about American culture than its presentation and reception in export markets. Unlike period pieces produced in the UK that show that they’ve been thoroughly researched, American film and television skips research, halfheartedly embracing only shallow stereotypes of the period. This is not just because the entertainment industry would have to cut into profits to “get it right” but because it is indicative of the wider American culture. We care about the past even less than we care about the present. This is not because we are too young a country to have a history, but because we are a country that disposes of its history in favor of an ever changing—and marketable—mythic past. (Note: in the first episode of Happy Days, Henry Winkler wears a tan windbreaker—just like Al Bundy would in the ‘80s & ‘90s—and NOT the leather jacket for which he would be known. What does this say of the ever-changing vision of the 1950s within the run of a single 1970s sitcom?)

Eric November 22, 2013 at 7:18 am


Maron!  Interview Karl Pilkington!

karl pilkington November 22, 2013 at 7:56 am


what a douche. comic book guy would say: worst interview ever. this guy is so full of himself. spielberg thinks im the best director. is this guy serious??? unfunny, uninteresting even marc seemed bored. marc, you need to stop letting these boring jerks like him and elijah wood who have nothing to say into your garage. we need real directors and real actors REAL artists not these wannabes

Joe Tily November 22, 2013 at 9:07 am


^^ TWAT.

Kate November 22, 2013 at 11:51 am


Wonderful conversation, Marc! I adore Edgar Wright films and found him to be sincere and funny in this podcast. Keep it up.

anniefruit November 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm


love this guy, make him say “Cupertino” again

Bob November 23, 2013 at 12:53 pm


Great interview. I love Edgar (& Simon & Nick)! Guess it’s time to wrangle Nick Frost (& Jessica) into the garage. Thanks for this one Marc, truly a pleasure.

PJM November 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm


Thanks for talking with Edgar Wright.  He has a distinct style, with nods to 80’s and 90’s without being ironic.

Jameson Brown November 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm


Solid show. Davis Sq., dank food (Red Bones is amazing). Dank spots (Somerville Theater is great). Very cool.

JB

Eric V December 01, 2013 at 7:44 am


  Wow, some people really hated this interview? And the guy himself? I thought it was tremendous and he seems like an incredible guy.