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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
2. The Old Familiar
3. The Famous Cock
4. The Cross Hands
5. The Good Companions
6. The Trusty Servant
7. The Two Headed Dog
8. The Mermaid
9. The Beehive
10. The King’s Head
11. The Hole in the Wall
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
You will be pleased to know that Hog Lumps make a blink and you’ll miss it appearance in ‘The World’s End’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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?
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.
This is a panorama photo taken by production designer Marcus Rowland of the Winchester set. Hence the double Dylans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m not sure this is all we shot this day. I do love this photo though.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.