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WATCH: Edgar Wright's 1995 Feature Debut 'Fistful of Fingers,' Interview on His Career, Plus 'Shaun of the Dead' Interactive Screenplay

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 5, 2013 at 2:02PM

Check out this extensive discussion with filmmaker Edgar Wright at last year's London Screenwriters Festival, where the "World's End" director talks his feature debut "A Fistful of Fingers" (full video below), "Shaun of the Dead" (which was in production simultaneously with Zack Snyder's "Dawn of the Dead" remake and Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later") and much more.
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Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost at "The World's End" premiere
Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost at "The World's End" premiere

Check out this extensive discussion with filmmaker Edgar Wright at last year's London Screenwriters Festival, where the "World's End" director talks his feature debut "A Fistful of Fingers" (full video below), "Shaun of the Dead" (which was in production simultaneously with Zack Snyder's "Dawn of the Dead" remake and Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later") and much more. 

Hat tip: The Playlist.

"The World's End," starring Wright regulars Simon Pegg (also a co-scribe with Wright) and Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine and Pierce Brosnan, hits theaters stateside August 23. (Check out our Comic-Con highlights of the film's panel here.)

Meanwhile, the interactive screenplay for "Shaun of the Dead," complete with Wright and Pegg's "copious notes" in the margins, is here

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.