Seen ‘The World’s End’?

Then what are your thoughts on the meanings of the pub names and signs?

Leave your theories below. And if you haven’t seen yet, beware spoilers.

1. The First Post

1. The First Post

2. The Old Familiar

2. The Old Familiar

3. The Famous Cock

3. The Famous Cock

4. The Cross Hands

4. The Cross Hands

5. The Good Companions

5. The Good Companions

6. The Trusty Servant

6. The Trusty Servant

7. The Two Headed Dog

7. The Two Headed Dog

8. The Mermaid

8. The Mermaid

9. The Beehive

9. The Beehive

10. The King’s Head

10. The King's Head

11. The Hole in the Wall

11. The Hole In The Wall

12. The World’s End

12. The World's End

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Damn Fine Print teamed up with Irish artists Steve Doogan, Steve McCarthy, Ale Mercado, Fatti Burke and Gavin Beattie to create 5 limited edition screenprints based on the Cult Films and TV series of famed director Edgar Wright for his takeover weekend at Lighthouse cinema.

Shaun of the Dead / Poster Art / Steve McCarthy
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The Winchester shoot was a tough one and definitely the trickiest part of the ‘Shaun’ shoot. It’s funny sometimes how the shoot starts to mirror the movie, as the stand off section and Barbara’s big death scene were easily the most intense and difficult stretches of the shoot. I remember not being in a great mood during this sequence and perhaps that is why dark clouds gather over the movie in this act. Maybe that even worked for the movie. Every good zombie film has to have a bummer section.

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It was especially tough for the zombies stuck outside who had to bang and moan for 12 hours every day. That’s tough on the arms. It’s no fun being one of the living dead.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 42 / June 28th, 2003

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 40 / June 27th, 2003

The difference between the schedule and the actual shots done today are a sure sign that we are running behind. Time is running out in the Winchester for ‘Shaun’ and for me!

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 41 / June 27th, 2003

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 41 / June 27th, 2003

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 39 / June 26th, 2003

Spare a thought for the zombies at the windows. These extremely patient flesheaters had to be outside the pub for days on end and without them the scene would be nothing. My friend Tim Chipping is one of the zombies halfway through the glass and soon to be shot in the neck. Lovely stuff.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 40 / June 27th, 2003

The detritus below shows you just what it’s like to get locked up in a pub set for weeks. There’s a lot of Mini Cheddars there.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 39 / June 26th, 2003

You will be pleased to know that Hog Lumps make a blink and you’ll miss it appearance in ‘The World’s End’.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 38 / June 25th, 2003

I think the description of the scheduled pages above and the slate below must mean that we are behind. We’re still on the death of the zombified bartender. The beast must die soon as there’s the rest of the climax to shoot.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 38 / June 25th, 2003

I do remember the Winchester scene being as intense to shoot as the scene appears in the movie. It’s a very strange feeling keeping a siege sequence going and maintaining that mood.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 39 / June 25th, 2003

As a director you do also feel like you are barricading yourself in the set and not venturing back out into the world. It’s quite the lock in.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 39 / June 25th, 2003

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 37 / June 24th, 2003

Another hard day throwing an elderly bartender into a jukebox. We cast Steve Emerson as John the barman because he was a stuntman but could also act and pull off a formidable zombie. Still seems quite crazy to put a stuntman in his sixties head first through smashing glass.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 37 / June 24th, 2003

I have continued this idea of casting stuntman and physical performers in small roles with ‘The World’s End’ which feature stunt performers ranging from 15 to 70 years old.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 38 / June 24th, 2003

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 36 / June 23rd, 2003

Ten years ago today we shot the Queen scene fight which around revolved some quite complicated Steadicam shots operated by Paul Edwards. We had choreographed the scene with both a stunt co-ordinator, Jeff Hewitt Davis and a dance choreography Litza Bixler. We had it completely worked out beat for beat to ‘Don’t Stop Me Now.’

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 36 / June 23rd, 2003

Steve Emerson who plays John the barman is a veteran stuntman with hundreds of credits. One that I only found out about after the fact was that he had already performed a head-into-the-jukebox stunt, in the 1975 John Wayne film ‘Brannigan’. In that movie the Duke himself threw him into a jukebox.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 37 / June 23rd, 2003

I think we had champagne for our 500th slate. On ‘Hot Fuzz’ we tried to have champagne on every 100 slates, but the idea was quickly abandoned when we shot 1200 slates during the shoot.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 35 / June 21st, 2003

As you can see we are deep into the ‘Queen Scene’ here. Just outside that back door are zombies played by, among others, Paul Kaye and Simon Pegg’s sister Katy. A lot of people came down to be a zombie for free. Why wouldn’t you want to do that?

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 35 / June 21st, 2003

In case we couldn’t clear Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ for the shoot we had one other song as backup; Boney M’s ‘Rasputin’. Now that’s an alternate scene worth thinking about for a second.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 36 / June 21st, 2003

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 34 / June 20th, 2003

This is a panorama photo taken by production designer Marcus Rowland of the Winchester set. Hence the double Dylans.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 34 / June 20th, 2003

A lot of people assume the Winchester is a location, so that is a big credit to Marcus. Exterior in New Cross and interior on a stage in Ealing.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 33 / June 19th, 2003

And so we shoot the beginning of the end in The Winchester. In all my films, the lead character is the focus of every scene and in every scene and you very rarely have time without them.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 33 / June 19th, 2003

In ‘Hot Fuzz’, it’s only the first two murders that don’t feature Nicholas Angel. In ‘Scott Pilgrim’ there is only one short scene with Knives that doesn’t feature Scott. And in this, after seventy minutes of Simon Pegg leading every scene, you have one in the pub where Shaun is AWOL. Where did our hero go?

It made for a different energy on set too. And a rare lie in for Simon.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 33 / June 19th, 2003

Picturehouse Cinemas / Trilogy screenings of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End on 27th July

Picturehouse Cinemas / Very pleased to announce trilogy screenings of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End on 27 July at the following cinemas: Picturehouse at FACT, Cameo Cinema, The Belmont Picturehouse, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, Ritzy Cinema, Clapham Picturehouse and Hackney Picturehouse!

Tickets will all be on sale soon.

Check out Picturehouse Cinemas online and on Faceboook for further details

Picturehouse Cinemas / Trilogy screenings of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End on 27th July

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 32 / June 18th, 2003

I’m not sure this is all we shot this day. I do love this photo though.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 32 / June 18th, 2003

This is most likely the day we shot this highly loaded dialogue from Ed; “We’ll have a Bloody Mary first thing, get a bite at the King’s Head, grab a couple at The Little Princess, stagger back here and bang… we’re back at the bar for shots.”

We took all day to write that little speech setting up the rest of the movie. I am loving all the recent GIF sequences that have broken the foreshadowing down. Makes it all worth it.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 31 / June 17th, 2003

Our days at Ealing continue. This is the only scene where Nick Frost is not wearing the ‘I GOT WOOD’ t-shirt. The fruit machine he’s playing is real and actually called ‘Ooh Aah Dracula’.

On ITV they change Ed’s line from ‘Can I get any of you cunts a drink?’ to ‘Can I get any of you cocks a drink?’. I think that is sexist.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 31 / June 17th, 2003

Ten years ago today, Nick Frost said ‘It’s not the end of the world’.

This summer at the movies, it feels like it is.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 31 / June 17th, 2003

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 30 / June 16th, 2003

Ten years ago today on the ‘Shaun’ shoot, our movie became an Ealing Comedy by default. Ealing Studios in West London had been the home to classic 40’s and 50’s comedies like ‘Kind Hearts And Coronets’ and ‘The Ladykillers’. Now we were hoping some of that magic would rub off.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 30 / June 16th, 2003

Ealing is a great little studio and for all its classic film history, it had a lot TV shows shot on the premises, such as the classic ‘Porridge’. In 2001 we shot the second series of ‘Spaced’ here.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 30 / June 16th, 2003

As you can see by the page count above, this is also the part of the shoot where we have to cover a lot of ground a day. It got tough shooting on this stage sometimes but we’ll get to that later.

For now enjoy Shaun having a pint at the Winchester and waiting for this to all blow over.

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 30 / June 16th, 2003

The UK Box Office For The World’s End is Open!

Book tickets now for ‘THE WORLD’S END’ in cinemas everywhere on July 19th!

SPECIAL THREE FLAVOURS CORNETTO TRILOGY SCREENINGS

Tickets are also available for the special Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy Screenings of ‘SHAUN OF THE DEAD’, ‘HOT FUZZ’ and ‘THE WORLD’S END’.

The Cornetto Trilogy

Starting on July 18th from 7.30pm and culminating in the first viewing at midnight of The World’s End!

These special trilogy screenings will be available at selected Vue Cinemas nationwide as listed below.
Click here to book trilogy tickets: http://www.myvue.com/latest-movies/info/film/the-worlds-end-hot-fuzz-shaun-of-the-dead or call: 08712 240 240

The Cornetto Trilogy

The 25 VUE cinemas are in the following locations:

    Birmingham
    Bolton
    Bristol Cribbs
    Camberley
    Cambridge
    Cheshire Oaks
    Croydon Grants
    Dublin
    Edinburgh Omni
    Exeter
    Islington
    Leeds Light
    Norwich
    Oxford
    Plymouth
    Portsmouth
    Reading
    Romford
    Sheffield
    Stratford
    Swansea
    Watford
    West End
    Westfield
    Worcester


Midnight Screenings

There also over 200 cinemas where The World’s End will receive midnight premieres!

Click here to book: http://universalshowtimes.com/gb/theworldsend/