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Case Study of The Bourne Supremacy and Hot Fuzz The two films I am analysing are The Bourne Supremacy and Hot Fuzz. TBS is a pure action based film. It had an enormous budget and therefore had a high standard of special effects, Hollywood actors and filming locations. Although Hot Fuzz is also an action film, it has a kick to it. It has mixed the genres of action and comedy into one, in order to create a funny laid-back spoof of a traditionally serious action film. Unlike TBS, Hot Fuzz was a low budget film. This meant that everything was on a much smaller scale. The actors weren't international famous stars, the effects weren't as intense and it was set in a small village in Wales. Production There were three key production companies involved with the film Hot Fuzz, who were all fairly independent: Big Talk Productions, Studio Canal and Working Title Films. Hot Fuzz's director, Edgar Wright and lead actors, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, own big Talk Productions. Studio Canal and Working Title Films have also made an appearance supporting Edgar Wright's previous spoof of the horror genre, Shaun of the Dead. ...read more.


This affects the budget of the films, which is clearly represented in the extent of things such as effects and actors. However, The three companies that produced Hot Fuzz were already fully established companies, which were familiar with the film industry. However, two of the four producers in TBS were newly formed groups, created especially for the production of this film. The similarities and differences weigh themselves out, but the most important point is that The Bourne Supremacy's producers put in a significantly larger sum of money into the film compared to the figure that was used to produce Hot Fuzz. This benefited the profit it gained. However, Hot Fuzz was also a success despite having a substantially smaller budget. Directors The director is the man in charge. He or she controls everything that will be seen on the screen. This ranges from the props to the actors standing positions to the way they project their lines. The multi-talented Edgar Wright is the director of Hot Fuzz. He also wrote the film, as well as working in the supermarket in several of the scenes. His directing roots originated in television with Asylum, Is It Bill Bailey? ...read more.


And "Quit smoking after visiting a hypnotist in L.A." This information is often found out by a group of people called Paparazzi. These are normally independent journalists/photographers that near enough stalk celebrities to milk information out of them in order to sell it to websites and magazines, such as Heat. Stars often get extremely irritated by the Paparazzi, but who blames then when endless information is retrieved from their personal lives. However, Matt Damon has labels put on him due to the movies he acts in more than his personal life. Movies such as Saving Private Ryan and Oceans Eleven build up Matt Damon's public appearance of being quite a cool character and we therefore expect him to pop up in endless action and thriller-type films. This encourages audiences to come and see movies that he is in because they assume its going to be a fun action-packed movie. There is also film-irrelevant information available for Simon Pegg. However, not as much as Matt Damon, due to his celebrity status. Personal information includes, "Was the drummer in a band called "God's Third Leg" when he was 16.", "Is a huge Star Wars fan and his work often includes references to the Star Wars saga. ...read more.

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