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Studying Hot Fuzz (Paperback) (Neil Archer)

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By the power of Greyskull! In their second big-screen collaboration after Shaun of the Dead (2004), withHot Fuzz (2007) director and co-writer Edgar Wright and co-writer and star Simon Pegg took aim at the conventions of the Hollywood action movie, transplanting gratuitous slo-mo action sequences into the English village supermarket and local pub. In this first critical study of arguably the most influential British film-makers to emerge this century, Neil Archer considers to what extent a modestly funded film such as this can be considered 'British' at all, given its international success and distribution by an American studio, and how far that success depends upon what he calls its 'cultural specificity'. He considers the film as a parody of the action movie genre, and discusses exactly how parody works - not just in relation to the conventions of the action film but also in the depiction of English space. Exactly what and who is Hot Fuzz poking fun at?

Number of Pages: 119
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / History + Criticism
Series Title: Studying Films
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Neil Archer
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 50129271
UPC: 9780993238406
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-8798
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