Why Comedy Needs Character

You could remove the zombies from Shaun of the Dead, give the film an entirely different plot, and still have a cast of well-written characters. The characters in Edgar Wright's apocalyptic comedy are as defined by what they are not as what they are, and depend on the cast to fill in those flaws. Lessons From the Screenplay takes a deep dive into Wright and Shaun of the Dead to show that strong characters are essential to a film, even if it's a comedy.

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