Today, TeeFury is doing one of their special “Twofury” deals with two shirts inspired by Edgar Wright’s The Cornetto Trilogy for $11 each: “Shaun,” by Brinkerhoff, inspired by Shaun Of The Dead and styled like LEGO (at left), and “Three Flavours Crest,” by Arinesart, which incorporates all three films – Shaun, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End (at right).
The sale began at Teefury today, Thursday, January 23, 2014, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.
The World’s End has arrived; not the actual one (that was back in December 2012, so we were told), but the third and final movie in writer-director Edgar Wright and writer-star Simon Pegg‘s genre-bending and blending “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy – read my review here – that also includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
This past Tuesday, the soundtrack was made available was released on CD and MP3. As with his filmmaking contemporaries Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson, Edgar Wright plans out the various songs he intends to feature in his movies early in the pre-production stage and uses them to express the inner thoughts and emotions of his characters when dialogue simply won’t do the trick. In a recent interview with Indiewire, Wright went track by track on the World’s End O.S.T. and discussed the role each selected tune plays in the film’s narrative.
According to the director the songs that comprise the soundtrack were chosen specifically as a means of linking the character Gary, played by Pegg, to his fruitless pursuit of good times all the time in the face of middle age.
The World’s End Directed by Edgar Wright Written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman Focus Features Release Date: August 23, 2012 (U.S.)
“We wanna be free! We wanna be free to do what we wanna do. And we wanna get loaded. And we wanna have a good time. And that’s what we are gonna do. We are gonna have a good time… We are gonna have a party.”
That little speech – abbreviated slightly from its original version – plays a large role in defining the theme of The World’s End, the eagerly-anticipated closing chapter in the “Blood and Ice Cream” (or “Three Flavours Cornetto”) trilogy that director Edgar Wright and his frequent star and co-writer Simon Pegg created a decade ago with the romantic zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead and continued in 2007 with the blazing police action drama spoof Hot Fuzz. The speech was first heard in the 1966 biker movie classic The Wild Angels and was given by Peter Fonda’s character Heavenly Blues. I recognized those lines the moment they were played on the soundtrack.
The World’s End is, I believe, about the futility of trying to recapture your lost youth when you never lost it to begin with. But it is also about how when most of us enter adulthood we take it upon ourselves to abandon our youthful identities completely and replace them with domesticity and responsibility. The five main characters of The World’s End never learned to reconcile the buttoned-down, easy-going side of their personalities with the spirited sense of fun and friendship that defined them as people growing up. The lead character decided to remain a child forever but instead grew into a sad and bedraggled wretch of a human being while his four best friends became hollow shells of what they once were.
Back in May we brought you the news that writer/director Edgar Wright and his frequent collaborator, actor/writer/geek extraordinaire Simon Pegg, were at work writing the script for The World’s End, the third and final installment of their “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy than began with their 2004 horror-comedy classic Shaun of the Dead and continued with their hilarious 2007 action spoof smash Hot Fuzz.
Today comes the announcement that the movie has officially been given the green light to start production, and to commemorate the occasion Universal Pictures has release a teaser poster for the eagerly-anticipated film.