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Introduction: Beyond a Joke?

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Hot Fuzz (2007). Hot Fuzz appeals to an idea of difference. One can read this in terms of nationality, recognising the film as a British movie, not ... More


I Kinda Like It Here: Hot Fuzz as National Cinema

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines to what extent one may identify Hot Fuzz (2007) as an example of British national cinema. Hot Fuzz's use of relocated genre parody means that it addresses its audience in ... More


The Shit Just Got Real: Hot Fuzz and the Uses of Parody

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the use of parody in Hot Fuzz (2007). It particularly examines the film's manipulation of Hollywood action movie tropes. Uncritical discussions of parody in British film ... More


Fanboys in Toyland: Hot Fuzz and movie stardom

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the co-writer and star of Hot Fuzz (2007): Simon Pegg. Hot Fuzz, building on his previous performances in Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Spaced (1999–2001), allows Pegg to ... More


From Hollywood to the End of the World

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies some of the afterlives of Hot Fuzz (2007), partly in terms of films that followed it, but particularly in terms of the fortunes of its main star, Simon Pegg, and his collaborator ... More


Sandford, Hollywood: Hot Fuzz and the Business of British Cinema

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter locates Hot Fuzz (2007) within the contexts of early twenty-first century British cinema, and in particular, with regard to the production strategies and brand identity of Working Title, ... More


Seriously Good Fun

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter addresses how Hot Fuzz (2007) remains a very unusual and elusive film within the terms of modern popular cinema: a ‘formula’ movie that is also intricately conceived, crafted, ... More


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