Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Edgar Wright vs Joe Cornish
Last night at the BFI Southbank, gregarious genius Edgar Wright was "grilled" onstage by his friend and sometime co-writer Joe Cornish. Both host and interviewee were in fine form and the two-hour plus chat featured footage galore, including a couple of the Scott Pilgrim director's schoolboy/college films — the hilarious Rolf Harris 2: The Bearded One and Hot Fuzz precursor Dead Right — his Bugsy Malone-inspired music video for The Bluetones, as well as two clips from his debut feature A Fistful Of Fingers which, as Edgar recalled later, was given one-star by Empire magazine when I was editor. What was very apparent from his earliest work, even before Spaced, was how refined and confident and developed and cinematic his style was at such a young age. The event was filmed by the BFI and will be available on its website at a later date.