Edgar Wright As An Auteur

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Teague M. Vreeland (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/
Craig Fischer

Abstract: This thesis is an interpretation of the work of film director Edgar Wright using auteur theory as the primary method. The first portion of the essay contextualizes and provides a brief summary of auteur theory before moving into an analysis of Wright’s films. The auteur analysis comprises the entirety of “Part One” of the essay, beginning on page 5. The examination of Edgar Wright’s work can be found in “Part Two” of the essay, beginning on page 17. The films analyzed within include: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), The World’s End (2013), and Baby Driver (2017). “Part Two” of the essay comprises the majority of the paper and addresses topics including: the function of sound, the usage of reference/homage within, and the consistent introductory elements in an Edgar Wright film.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Vreeland, T. (2020). Edgar Wright As An Auteur. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2020
auteur, auteur theory, Edgar Wright

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