Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hot Editzz

You ain't seen Bad Boys II?

For some reason, I actually hadn't seen Hot Fuzz until, well, right before posting this. Now, if you've seen it, you don't need me to say (and say about two years too late) how clever it is.

Instead we'll dive into nerddom here: Film editing nerddom*.

*Note: If you haven't been upset about things like, say, the fact that The Pianist stole a Best Film Editing nomination from Minority Report in 2002, it might be best to return to your originally planned web surfing ...

Now, there was quite the slate of films in 2007, and quite the well-edited ones, too. So whether Hot Fuzz got snubbed (in favor of winner The Bourne Ultimatum and nominees The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Into the Wild, No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood) ... well, who can say that when you're choosing five among dozens?

Regardless, just take a look at the following sequence (mostly the last few seconds of it) and try argue that Edgar Wright's hilarious action comedy didn't at least deserve consideration for The Film Official's favorite Oscar.

Brilliant indeed. Sure, it might not be the best-edited film of all time, but Hot Fuzz's quick, creative cuts certainly caught this avid (pun intended) editing nerd's attention.

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