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monkeyman
NOTE FROM CHAPMAN BAXTER: Following a suggestion made by Dax Trajero, we have decided to create a central thread for detailed critical discussion of Hot Fuzz - tell us what in particular you thought worked about it and what you thought didn't. I've started off the thread with posts taken from a couple of other threads.

I found the humour and plot (holes aside) to be brilliant. A lot of Self referencing, a lot of blatant comedy and some casual asides (the SPit roast reference had me laughing very loud all on my own in the cinema).

However, the editing of many of the action scenes annoyed the hell out of me, the cuts were too quite and/or too zoomed in and there was far too much shakey cam. It made (for me at least) a lot of the scenes lose their punch and awesomeness as it became such a mess trying to see what was going on.

Was still great though.
dandan
QUOTE (monkeyman @ Feb 16 2007, 10:56 PM)
However, the editing of many of the action scenes annoyed the hell out of me, the cuts were too quite and/or too zoomed in and there was far too much shakey cam. It made (for me at least) a lot of the scenes lose their punch and awesomeness as it became such a mess trying to see what was going on.


shakey camera, fast edits, lots of sweeping pans: the last refuge for people who cannot choreograph or edit action sequences and want to disguise the fact. it didn't quite reach the point where it pissed me off, as it was expected, but i know exactly where you're coming from.

as for the spit roast joke, i think that seemed to go over a lot of people's heads when i saw it too. still, it made me chuckle...
maian
QUOTE (dandan @ Feb 17 2007, 10:55 AM)
as for the spit roast joke, i think that seemed to go over a lot of people's heads when i saw it too. still, it made me chuckle...
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I didn't get that at all. It now seems really obvious, but at the time I was working along the lines of ''pig, pork, pig?''
Dorf
QUOTE (monkeyman @ Feb 16 2007, 09:56 PM)
However, the editing of many of the action scenes annoyed the hell out of me, the cuts were too quite and/or too zoomed in and there was far too much shakey cam. It made (for me at least) a lot of the scenes lose their punch and awesomeness as it became such a mess trying to see what was going on.
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That got me a little to, I remember in one fight/tooling up sequence wondering if there should have been an epilepsy warning because there were so many cuts and close-ups (although had put it down to being too close to the screen until you now mentioned it to). It could have been a deliberate homage to other action films which do the same kind of thing, or as dandan says perhaps they just felt it necessary as none of them are really action specialists.
monkeyman
Ah well Im glad it wasnt just me being weird and there are others who felt that the cuts were a bit fast in places.
I imagine it won't be as bad watching it on DVD but in the cinema it was fairly difficult to follow everything that was going on.
sleeping_pirate
I was thinking just how fantastic the editing was, I loved the whole look of the film. I honestly can't find a bad point about the whole film, I was completely blown away by it. So much so that I'm seeing it again tomorrow!
enemysprout
Damn it! This is a film with 5 star moments but over edited to the point of exhaustion. SOTD felt like a film that could have fit a little more in but this is a film that needed to slow it down. Anyone with any inclination to see this should, but it's flawed. The characters need room to breathe and they just don't get it. That said, I don't laugh a lot at cinema, and that alone could earn this that extra star. ...
Wife Of Rolex
Apparently, in more than one venue, people have been seen walking out. blink.gif What's that about? When I saw it last week there were people still coming in half and hour into the film.

There seems to be an ever increasing divide of opinion on Hot Fuzz - and a fairly stark one too. It's only been out 5 days! Well, better to be fought about than forgotten.

I'll be seeing it yet again at some point this week, particularly to get a proper look at Bill's book (there's a double meaning with it which I've just read about and it's bloody clever). Though, I think I'll have to take something to protect my ears from now on (not just for Hot Fuzz, but any time I go to the cinema now. My local's sound system is ear busting). They're still feeling the effects from last wednesday. unsure.gif


Wife Of Rolex
Ghost_862
Just returned from my first viewing. Sometimes the editing seemed a little gratuitous and there were times when I felt like I was missing cool stuff because the editing was so choppy. I felt rather disoriented at times.

That said, overall I loved it biggrin.gif Will go see it again tomorrow, I imagine.
Dax Trajero
QUOTE (Wife Of Rolex @ Feb 18 2007, 05:45 PM)
Apparently, in more than one venue, people have been seen walking out.  blink.gif  What's that about?


I suppose its the gore scenes - I know the people I took along were taken aback by it. On the ride home they told me they weren't expecting such gratuitous scenes based on what the trailer had portrayed. The went expecting one type of movie but got something slightly different. In these days were everyone is seemingly de-sensitised to all the violence around, there's still people who reel in horror at some of it, judging by my friend's reactions.

I'd have to agree with Ghost about the editing - it felt a little overdone, along with the shakey-cam during the fight sequences. I'm sure there's a better way to describe this, but I found my mind being jarred from the fantasty world of hot fuzz, back into reality - the flow started to stutter with each camera shot changing so rapidly. I found myself consciously aware of each change of shot, instead of being soaked up in the action.

I bloody love Edgar's work, I really do, but something felt amiss during these fight sequences - one that springs to mind is the fight scene in Nicholas Angel's b&b room.

At this point, I'd like to just re-affirm I LOVED THE MOVIE !!! The pro's far out-weighed the con's. Edgar's a genius and if I remember, HE even doffed his cap to successful action screne director's during one of the blogs I think.
melzilla
QUOTE (enemysprout @ Feb 18 2007, 02:47 AM)
Damn it! This is a film with 5 star moments but over edited to the point of exhaustion. SOTD felt like a film that could have fit a little more in but this is a film that needed to slow it down. Anyone with any inclination to see this should, but it's flawed. The characters need room to breathe and they just don't get it. That said, I don't laugh a lot at cinema, and that alone could earn this that extra star. ...
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I understand what some people are saying about some of the editing and scenes being fast and disorientating, but don't people think that this reflects the genre being parodied here. I think the over-editing and super-speed of some scenes are exactly what is funny about (and typically found in) many a Hollywood action movie, reflecting the ridiculously "over the top" nature of this genre. Although it is deifinitely exaggerated a little for comedy effect, this shows the guys love for these movies and their attention to detail in order to make this a relentlessly "high-octane" action movie. The fact that its so fast moving completely draws you in..its impossible to take in every little cut or edit, but that doesn't matter, you're definitely along for the ride!
curtinparloe
I like the "over-editing", as parody/homage it works very well, disconcerting as it is. It's like the toilet sequence in Shaun writ large, and that's surely the point smile.gif. In my dissertation I wrote that to succeed outside Hollywood, an action film needs to hyperbolise a particular facet. While British action films tend to be comedies,
QUOTE (My Dissertation)
..the action of a Hong Kong movie is extremely overstated, in keeping with the traditions of Hong Kong circus and martial arts, but played seriously it lends the preposterous a sense of truthfulness. This action in extremis helps to set it apart from its more moderate Hollywood counterpart:
“Any account of the Hong Kong action style must start with the sheer audacity of hundreds of stunts, all outlandish by Hollywood canons of plausibility…But this is not the whole story. Starting from astonishing movements of the body, filmmakers amplify them through the materials of cinema – movement, cutting, image composition, color[sic] and sound.”
(Bordwell, 2000, p220)



Hot Fuzz has done this with the editing rather than the comedy - it's certainly no spoof.
melzilla
*double high-fives curtinparloe in over-dramatic action movie manner* biggrin.gif
enemysprout
The editing issue is a tricky one, as the parody element does of course mean that they are trying to make a point with the editing. But I think they over egged the pudding on this one.

If you take it just as a comedy, it's fantasticly funny, and in way that should be enough as it is, but as an action movie, I found my first viewing (and there will be many) didn't give me a chance to see what was going on. It was like, stop editing so I can watch the film.

And that's the whole issue for me, the script is ace, it's just a little too stylised visually (something that I sometimes found with Spaced).

To be honest though, I'm judging this by unfairly high standards, and I think more viewings may be very kind to it. i could end up eating my words.
Jubei
I can 100% see the problem that people have with the editing. 2 things annoyed me. The constant use of the hand on door know, open locker, pull out jacket, close locker, police siren type bits. It could have been done a bit less. Just cause it's a homage to general action movie styles doesn't necassarily make it improve the movie. The other thing I didn't like was the repeated mug-shot scenes. That also started to feel a bit over-used by the end of the film. However, I couldn't imagine walking out mid-way through. It was still a hilarious movie that was thoroughly enjoyable.
hardcorepigeon
People are saying it didnt work too well as an action film.

Well...to be honest, i cant really comment on the action side of it...having never seen an action film before seeing Hot Fuzz.

But what i can tell you is that the car chases and gun battles really gave me an adreniline rush. I have never felt that way watching a film. I watched the 2nd half (where all the action is) desperate for the bad guys to fall and for the cops to win. I thought the car chase was excellent. Flashing quickly between all the actors and the cars from different angles...really made you feel the speed of the chase. (and Danny shouting *bang* as he fired his gun was hilarious)

When we got out of the cinema i was buzzing from the adreniline rush and i mentioned it to my boyfriend...he said its alright as thats what your supposed to get from an action film.

I then went home and watched what my boyfriend claims to be one of the best action films of all time..Die Hard. And i felt that same feeling of wanting the bad guys to fall and John Mclean to kick arse! I felt the same way about the gun battles as i did at the ones in Hot Fuzz...altho no car chases.

Personally, i think that the action part was amazing...and im surprised not everyone felt like this, but i think the feeling i got would have been the same feeling everyone else had as kids when you saw your 1st ever action film...i just happened to be 23 when i saw one.

Sorry if i rambled, i just loved it smile.gif
Sir_Robin_the_brave
QUOTE (hardcorepigeon @ Feb 22 2007, 07:30 PM)
I then went home and watched what my boyfriend claims to be one of the best action films of all time..Die Hard.
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You've taken your first step into a bigger world.
Jon 79
My only possible gripe with the movie (& it's not a big one) is the action part at the end.... don't get me wrong, I loved the gun fights & all that,... it's just it seems like the part of the movie where jokes were thin on the ground. SOTD did well to bring on the horror at the end & keep the jokes thick & fast. ... & what jokes HF has are funny... but there's fewer i think.

Oh yeah & for an action movie, there wasn't much of a body count! wink.gif
maian
Did anyone else notice the significance of the books Bill Bailey reads? I was dead chuffed to notice the Iain Banks/Iain M. Banks reference, especially since it gave an early clue to the fact he was playing twins.

I thought the action sequences were quite well done but, having seen more than my fair share of action films over the years, they did seem a bit tame. A minor gripe but one that has preyed on my mind.
m0r1arty
Where's my comb?

Sound effects and snappy shots - that's my only beef.

And there could have been more jokes nearer the beginning.

I reckon they did a marvellous job of it all, however, I think the edge has gone when it comes to sharp contemporary culture references, it's gone blunt by falling victim to its own fame.

I blame it on Morgan myself. Needless cameo, same goes for Steve Coogan. and maybe the hype surrounding it - luvvie shit can go and watch a West End play with a swear word in the title. These things happen at the top though, look how crap BBC comedy is these days.

Everything else was magic though.

Now guys, when's Series 3 coming to our screens?

Or just a spinoff show like Joey, called Brian or Tupp.

-m0r
soundsofdespair
The first time I saw the movie, I felt the ending was lacking something, perhaps because of the change of pace, though not because of the directing/editing (which I really enjoyed - Edgar is genius!).
After watching it a few more times, i've come to see the ending as my part, mostly because it is so explosive and adventurous and huge. Maybe others will start to feel the same.
monkeyman
I'd like to retract my previous statement about the quick cuts. I think I was just to close to the screen at the time. I had no issue with it on a second viewing.

I still think it's fantastic smile.gif

And it was wonderful to sit next to Zeden and have us be the only 2 people who laughed at "Yeah Roy!" as it was a nice reference to Shaun of the Deads "Yeah boy!" which is something me and Zeden say a lot.
canadave
Count another vote against the editing. It's not unique to Hot Fuzz, either--why is it that so many action sequences in movies are shown with such shaking camerawork and fast-paced cuts, that you can't even follow what's happening? I mean, why not just make the screen go completely dark and just let us listen to the audio if you don't want us to see what's going on? So frustrating!!

One other minor gripe that's already been mentioned is that the shots that showed about 15 different points of view in three seconds (like the mugshot scenes) got repetitive and disorientating after a while. Once, twice, three times--fine. Fifteen times--not so fine. We could've done with less of that I think.

Other than that, I thought it was a fairly good movie, and definitely great fun to see the Spaced gang in action again. I don't think it was an amazing movie or a great movie, but definitely one I wouldn't feel bad about seeing again.

Interesting that Jessica Stevenson and Mark Heap were nowhere to be found. Are they both otherwise engaged? I haven't kept track....I thought it would've been awesome to have Jessica play the female cop part.
Llama
QUOTE (canadave @ Feb 25 2007, 06:01 AM)
Are they both otherwise engaged?
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Mark was supposed to be in it, but was replaced by Kevin Eldon due to back injury.
sarkybarker
QUOTE (Jubei @ Feb 22 2007, 01:53 PM)
I can 100% see the problem that people have with the editing.  2 things annoyed me.  The constant use of the hand on door know, open locker, pull out jacket, close locker, police siren type bits.  It could have been done a bit less.  Just cause it's a homage to general action movie styles doesn't necassarily make it improve the movie.  The other thing I didn't like was the repeated mug-shot scenes.  That also started to feel a bit over-used by the end of the film.
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Without wishing to be rude Jubei, you complain about overuse of editing in Hot Fuzz and yet, judging by your avater you are a fan of Green Wing - where speeding up occurs between every single bloody scene! (And may i note, adds nothing to proceedings).

Don't get me wrong i understand why people could find it annoying, or too in your face (HF is very loud in the cinema!) but i love it. It's adds to the experience and the atmosphere in my humble opinion.

I will agree with someone elses statement (apologies, can't remember who) about getting A-list British Actors/comedians in when someone else could easily fill such little roles. I was dubious when the likes of Bill nighy were announced for Fuzz. Much as i loved SOTD, it felt a little like they felt like they needed big names to help them succeed. That surely wouldn't have been the case this time round?
empathy-with-beast
Jubei is talking about quick cuts, not the quirky speeded up movement you see in Greenwing. It didn't really bother me here but it wasn't as cleverly used as it was in Shaun. In Shaun the "tooling up motif" that these quick cuts created, borrowed from action movie preperation fror battle scenes, was juxtaposed with the banal activity and suburban setting. It works the same way here but not to the same effect because the distance between the type of activity and setting we expect to see these shots used in and the ones they are used in was not as great.
maian
QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Feb 25 2007, 10:33 PM)
Jubei is talking about quick cuts, not the quirky speeded up movement in you see in Greenwing. It didn't really bother me here but it wasn't as cleverly used as it was in Shaun. In Shaun the "tooling up motif" that these quick cuts created, borrowed from action movie preperation fror battle scenes, was juxtaposed with the banal activity and suburban setting. It works the same way here but not to the same effect because the distance between the type of activity and setting we expect to see these shots used in and the ones they are used in were not as great.
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I really liked the tooling up sequences in Shaun for much the same reason. I also thought they were brilliantly implemented because they were used so sparingly, making their impact greater because they were surrounded by lots of tracking shots and long takes. Whereas in Hot Fuzz they can be overused a tad and, for me, that lessened their impact when I first saw the film. They didn't annoy me on subsequent viewings, but on the first watch I found them rather disorientating.
Ghost_862
I pretty much agree with you guys.

Comedically it was on the mark. I would also refute all these reviews saying it was too long. I don't really see what they are supposed to have cut out? It all seems relevant to me.

My only problem was the action scenes. Sometimes the editing and shakey cam made it so disorientating that I was no longer inside the film. It broke the fourth wall. I was sort of blinking a few times and resting my eyes, thinking about the how editing was annoying me, whereas I should have been engrossed in the action. As it was, I could barely see the action at all. It was all a blur.

Finally, like others have pointed out, Shaun of the Dead fused comedy and horror perfectly. I felt like Hot Fuzz started out as a comedy/whodunnit then turned into an action film for the last twenty minutes. There was little or no action throughout. It didn't seamlessly blend the genres like SOTD did.

I loved it, though, don't get me wrong. I've seen it twice, I'll buy the DVD and I'll still be at any London signing.
mcraigclark
QUOTE (Ghost_862 @ Feb 25 2007, 06:02 PM)
It didn't seamlessly blend the genres like SOTD did.
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To be fair, SoTD has a rather abrupt change in tone in the last twenty minutes too.
Ghost_862
QUOTE (mcraigclark @ Feb 25 2007, 11:05 PM)
To be fair, SoTD has a rather abrupt change in tone in the last twenty minutes too.
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That's a fair comment, I suppose.

But I don't personally feel it was as glaringly obvious as it was in Hot Fuzz.
zeden
Loved it. Every second. When we walked out at the end I had nothing to winge about. Nothing at all. I still can't think of anything obout it I didn't like which is a rare thing indeed. Everything fit the bill perfectly.
feckless_dykey_prostitute
I've seen it twice now and I still love it. The editing was brilliant, as well. I've always loved how SotD and Spaced were edited, and this didn't disappoint with that at all.

I can understand the abrupt change of tone in the last 20 minutes, because I did think that on the first viewing, but I agree with mcraigclark in that SotD had it too. That may turn into a frequnt quality in their films, you never know.
Dax Trajero
QUOTE (Ghost_862 @ Feb 25 2007, 11:02 PM)
My only problem was the action scenes. Sometimes the editing and shakey cam made it so disorientating that I was no longer inside the film. It broke the fourth wall. I was sort of blinking a few times and resting my eyes, thinking about the how editing was annoying me, whereas I should have been engrossed in the action. As it was, I could barely see the action at all. It was all a blur.


Totally agree with this. I was sucked into the narrative world of Fuzz right from the start of the film, but during those action sequences I was jarred back into reality and started to consciously process the fast cuts. I assume this is what a student of film would refer to as "the fourth wall" as you call it above?

Its no big deal, but worthy of mentioning.
Ghost_862
That's certainly what I meant by the fourth wall, though I wasn't sure whether it was the correct term. I thought it referred more to theatre but couldn't think of the cinematic equivalent.

But yes, your explanation was actually better anyway tongue.gif I was jarred back into reality at these points in the film because I was completely disorientated.
Stella MM
This isn't a nit pick but a tiny thing I wondered about: did the production team get money from Bath Ales for product placement? All the taps and beer mats in the pub had Bath Ales beers on them. If it was product placement (rather than just set-dressing) it worked; I left the cinema craving a pint of Gem.
sarkybarker
QUOTE (Stella MM @ Mar 1 2007, 11:25 AM)
This isn't a nit pick but a tiny thing I wondered about: did the production team get money from Bath Ales for product placement? All the taps and beer mats in the pub had Bath Ales beers on them. If it was product placement (rather than just set-dressing) it worked; I left the cinema craving a pint of Gem.
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Yes, i noticed this too. Also, how much did Somerfield pay them? I hope this isn't the case but you never know in this day and age laugh.gif Thought they were gonna do a Waynes World "Mmmm Pepsi..." for a slight second.

Oh and Walls Ice cream, they make Cornettos don't they?
monkeyman
Actually Pegg was on Top Gear the other day. if I undertsand it they Paid Somerfield to use the store. Or at least paid for the damage incurred and whatnot.

Though I may not have understood it properly as I was being distracted.
Jimmay
QUOTE (monkeyman @ Mar 1 2007, 07:12 PM)
Though I may not have understood it properly as I was being distracted.
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Good distraction or bad distraction?
monkeyman
I feel you are suggesting I may have been getting distracted by a hawt lady. This wasn't the case unfortunately sad.gif

I was on the phone to a friend.

But we can pretend laugh.gif
Jimmay
I won't tell if you don't.

You sly old dog you wink.gif wink.gif
Sostie
QUOTE (canadave @ Feb 25 2007, 06:01 AM)
It's not unique to Hot Fuzz, either--why is it that so many action sequences in movies are shown with such shaking camerawork and fast-paced cuts...
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Maybe that's exactly why it is in the film...the film is a homage to action films....why not emulate the shooting style of a Hollywood actioner. It's just as relevent as using slow motion.
Heff
I just saw HF yesterday (and met the lads too! woot) and I knew it had breakneck editing and was expecting it, so it didn't jar too much (I was a bit drunk though, and did get lost in the action a few times - not engrossed, but disoriented). The plot moves at a cracking pace, and the editing reflects this.
I thought there were too many characters and not enough depth to them. I guess you don't need depth if they're all psycho killers, but still. It's like pizza - too many toppings and it's a big mess. Less is more - you appreciate what's actually there.
Still had me cackin myself though... "Morning." I'm going to see it again soon.
GaZ
QUOTE (monkeyman @ Feb 24 2007, 05:46 PM)
And it was wonderful to sit next to Zeden and have us be the only 2 people who laughed at "Yeah Roy!" as it was a nice reference to Shaun of the Deads "Yeah boy!" which is something me and Zeden say a lot.
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And "yeeeaahhh boyyeee" is in turn a reference to a sample from an old skool hip hop track. As is "Bring the noise", which was the closing line of HF cool.gif
dolfyn
I absolutely loved it the first time, which was at the Melbourne launch last week (where I met Pegg, Wright & Frost too!). Because we sat 3rd row from the front for the Q&A that was on after the screening, I did find the action sequences a bit difficult to follow, being so close to the screen. But on 2nd viewing 3 nights later, I sat near the back. Not only did I pick up more jokes & subtle details this time, but the action was much easier to follow. Anyway, I wouldn't recommend sitting close to the front to watch any movie. rolleyes.gif

Also the change in tone, that others have mentioned, I don't believe was out of place. Angel's suspicions, the gory deaths, & especially his chase on foot after he witnesses one, plus the fact he fights harder & harder against the disbelief or cover-ups of those around him; all these things were a gradual build to the big reveal of what was really going on. And of course they would try to stop him when he finds out. Then, this is the reason he goes bad-arse & ends up setting off the big action sequence in the finale. I thought it was beautifully done & well thought out. A logical (for a movie) chain of events. cool.gif

Yes, the deaths were gory, particularly the one at the church fete, but I found it hilarious! In fact, it was less gory than the dismemberment scene in SOTD. laugh.gif

Also, the famous faces in the smaller roles were for a two-fold reason; firstly for amusement, & secondly to help people keep track of all the characters & follow the story more easily. wink.gif

I completely love Hot Fuzz, & I plan to see it several more times during it's cinema run here. Then, I'll be hanging out to get the DVD! biggrin.gif

Feel the love.
dolfyn.
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AusChick
Having seen it twice I still haven't managed to watch one certain death in its entirety.
Have seen bits of it while peering through my fingers though! laugh.gif
Dax Trajero
I'd just like to say I've come from watching Shaun of the Dead on ITV2 tonight. Its the first time I've seen it in ages, and I just wanted to say how utterly brilliant I thought Simon was in the film.

I though he did a good job with his contrasting role in Hot Fuzz, but for me the guy simply excels in a film like Shaun.

Simply one of this country's finest comedic actors and we're really lucky to have him.
dolfyn
QUOTE (Dax Trajero @ Mar 26 2007, 09:25 AM)
I'd just like to say I've come from watching Shaun of the Dead on ITV2 tonight. Its the first time I've seen it in ages, and I just wanted to say how utterly brilliant I thought Simon was in the film.
I though he did a good job with his contrasting role in Hot Fuzz, but for me the guy simply excels in a film like Shaun.
Simply one of this country's finest comedic actors and we're really lucky to have him.
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You're so right, Dax. SOTD was the first thing I ever saw Simon in, & his performance just blew me away. I remember sitting there thinking, "Who is that guy? He's a brilliant actor!" ohmy.gif Then, I noticed his name as co-writer in the credits, & was doubley impressed. happy.gif After that, I started seeking out info about him & other stuff he'd done, which led me to the wonderful world of Spaced, & this forum. biggrin.gif Mr Pegg truly is awesome, & Hot Fuzz is even further proof of that. cool.gif

Feel the love.
dolfyn.
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Mrs Watt
I agree Simon is brillent in SOTD and soon as a friend of mine said that they are doing another film Hot Fuzz I had to see it. Now I love SOTD, Hot Fuzz and Spaced and I always thank her for getting me into spaced.
R3Dl2ULZ
you first saw Simon in SotD Dolfyn? geez tongue.gif i first saw him in the first Australian screening of Spaced. saw an ad on Foxtel and just HAD to watch it. and i loved it.

i think some of my favourite moments were the references to their past work. i loved the whole thing and didnt notice anything bad about it yet. my favourite reference though was to SotD. hilarius to see the SotD dvd in the bargain bin amongst dodgey action films. im going to have to watch it some more in the cinemas... hopefully my girlfriend will let me sad.gif
AusChick
I thought the first screening of Spaced in Australia was on the ABC not Foxtel.
ABC screened series 1 and then rescreened it with series 2 following.
They showed it at crap times though and no-one saw it.

I'm pretty sure Foxtel only got it after the ABC were done with it.



Spaced was so little known in Australia and America as well - that most people saw Shaun first and then traced back to Spaced afterwards.




Lucky for me my bf noticed Spaced on the ABC and really liked it so he ordered the DVD from the UK. We both watched it and both loved it so we got series two as well. And the rest, as they say, is history biggrin.gif
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