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Friday, August 1, 2008

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and The 'Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy'

Want anything from the shop? Cornetto.

If you have seen Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, this line will ring out at you as one of the many similarities between the two films of decidedly different genres. Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead are prime examples of brilliant parody, where the subject matter stays serious, and only the conventions are mocked. The films they make put 'parody films' of today such as "Date Movie', and 'Epic Movie' to shame.

Now, you might be wondering, "Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead are very different movies. How could this and whatever' coming next be considered a trilogy?" Well its because of the similarities in the films that make them a series, mainly, each film features blood and ice cream. (Kind of a gross mix. Sorry I didn't make it).

Shaun of the Dead = Zombies = Blood Cornetto = Red/ Strawberry

Hot Fuzz = Slasher = Blood Cornetto = Blue and White

The Worlds End = Blood = ?? Cornetto = Mint

Recently Pegg and Wright announced that the newest flavor of their upcoming movie "The Worlds End" will be mint, leading one to believe the film may be of the sci-fi genre, possibly including aliens. It is exciting to figure out how blood will fit into the mix, because Edgar Wright is so good at it.

For those of you who don't know, this is a Cornetto.

... Want one?

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