Directors of Cinema: Episode 1 – Edgar Wright

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Hello and welcome to episode one of Directors of Cinema, a new podcast that highlights the careers of cinema’s most prominent directors. Each week, host Matthew Goudreau and a guest discuss selected works of a director chosen by the guest.

On this episode, Matt welcomes guest Allyson Johnson to the airwaves. After a discussion about how Allyson’s love of cinema began, they plunge into an analysis on the filmography of director Edgar Wright. In addition to talking about The Cornetto Trilogy and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, they also debate the circumstances surrounding his departure from Ant-Man. Was Wright at fault for leaving the production or did he owe it to himself to see his passion project through?

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Matt is a 21 year old film buff and recent graduate from The University of Rhode Island. Growing up in a small town in the smallest state, Matt began developing a taste in film and general geekdom at a young age. After years of watching various DC and Marvel animated television shows as a boy, Matt has become quite the afficinado in the realm of comic books. Towards the end of middle school, Matt began delving into the world of film by watching anything he could get his hands on. Nowadays, his tastes range from classic film noir and the mindbending works of David Cronenberg to the latest trends on the independent scene. Don't worry; he's still one for the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or DC animated adventure. Comics aren't the only source of literature Matt enjoys. He can sometimes be spotted reading the works of Stephen King or even the plays of William Shakespeare. As an aspiring film critic and screenwriter, Matt is always looking for inspiration and new ideas.