Cinematoling Differences In Shaun Of The Dead And The Cornetto Trilogy

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When it comes to comedy movies, what names pop to your head? Jim Carrey in Liar Liar (1997), Leslie Nielsen in The Naked Gun (1988), Will Ferrell in Anchorman (2004)? Or maybe if you have a more "sophisticated" taste, Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) or Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski (1998)? All of these Hollywood films are fun and memorable in their own way, but there is a younger lad coming from the moores of England who has altered the understanding of comedy in cinema.
In this paper, I am going to discuss the cinematographic and storytelling differences in the realm of comedy of Edgar Wright's movies Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World's End (2013), all of which form the famous "Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy". Wright's
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The films are bonded by the directorial style and the themes they handle, rather than character or narrative. Even the brand that gave the name to the trilogy makes only a short cameo in each installment and has no actual relevance to the events. Each film is connected with a different color and flavor of Cornetto: the blood-splattered Shaun with red strawberry, Hot Fuzz with police-blue Original, and science-fiction World’s End with green mint chocolate chip. It all feels appropriate, but it is in accrodance with the partation the films: They are parts of the same brand, having the same general apperance and aura, but they are three seperate …show more content…
The film is about a young man named Shaun trying to get back together with his girlfriend Liz with the help of his best friend Ed. The twist of the film is, all of this take place during a zombie apocalypse. One should keep in mind that this movie came out when the zombie genre had not been taken up my mainstream filmmakers for over 30 years. But it pays homage to all of the zombie classics such as Evil Dead (1981), Night of the Living Dead (1968) and obviosuly Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978). And the film's narrative is quite unusual as well. Instead of focusing on the undead and trying to get the laughs there, it treats the living characters as the main issue whose conflicts and arguments keep getting interrupted by annoying flesh-eaters. The film can be called a "comedy horror", just like one of Wright's favorite films An American Werewolf in London (1981), which he pays homage to, in this one. The reason why Shaun is one of the best examples of comedy horror is that it pays equal attention to both genres. The way Shaun brilliantly manages to do that by adressing them both strictly in mundane emptiness of modern life, a fertile area for both comedy and horror. It’s a theme brilliantly established in the opening title sequence, where we see Londoners before the apocalypse, acting nearly identically to the way they do when

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