Good writing? Hot Fuzz

Ok, the movie’s not exactly new anymore, it came out in 2007.  I hate that it feels like just yesterday, but I guess that’s why I wear glasses now and I’m seeing more gray hair 🙂 Stupid human condition…

So the wife and I were re-watching Hot Fuzz and I couldn’t help remarking, way too many times for Mrs. John L. Monk, that the writing was incredible.  The editing really brought it out, too, with all the scene jumps and sound effects when they happened.  I don’t know what you call it when a comedian says something in the beginning of the routine and brings it up at the end again to great applause, but there was an endless stream of this in the movie, with references to Bad Boys II and Point Break in it that kept coming back to delight us.  And the movie was deeply, brilliantly silly.

Also enjoyed his World’s End movie, though not as much as Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.  But it was still a hoot.



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2 responses to “Good writing? Hot Fuzz

  1. Oh, bother, now I’ll have to see it…
    But you! You lazy thing! Do your research on comedy writing/timing/etc., and then come back and tell us what the official term is: “punchline reprise”, or something like that?

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