If you have been paying any attention to the site the past week or so then you should know two things by now:
(1) Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a great film.
(2) In a disconcerting sign that the world may really be worse off than we previously thought, that very same Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was beaten at the box office by, well, most everyone.
With this in mind, if you are one of the few who saw the film this weekend, then you are going to want to continue to do the right thing and check out the sweet behind-the-scenes video available on the film’s SoundWorks Collection profile. Trust me, if you are a fan of the film and/or film sound design in general, you will enjoy the video which features commentary from re-recording mixers Chris Burdon and Doug Cooper as well as effects editors James Harrison, Ben Meechan, and Julian Slater. To check out the fun yet educational video (the two are not mutually exclusive), hit the jump.
If you ask me (and I’ll assume you are because you haven’t left the site yet), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a triumph in filmmaking that will almost certainly inspire future filmmakers to challenge many of the conventions that exist within the medium. As such, the sound within the film is just one of the aspects which I found exceeding my expectations during each of my two viewings. If you haven’t checked out the film yet, go see it at the risk of forfeiting your so-called “good taste in movies.”