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Edgar Wright, a British filmmaker, has had a significant impact on the global film and music video industry, using his penchant for visually captivating storytelling to create iconic music videos that are often a far cry from the norm. His career began in the late 90s, with music videos for Mint Royale and The Bluetones, but his breakthrough moment was his groundbreaking directing for the British comedy series 'Spaced.' However, it's not widely known that Wright has also directed music videos, including Pharrell Williams' 'Gust of Wind', which has a distinct cinematic quality about it, a tribute to Wright's film lineage.

Wright's unique visual style with an emphasis on rapid cutting, close-ups and rhythmic editing keep the viewers engaged throughout. This capacity to knit both music and visuals into a coherent and compelling narrative is what sets him apart. For instance, in "Blue Song" by Mint Royale, he transformed an otherwise typical car singing sequence into a suspenseful, action-packed narrative by introducing a build-up and a plot twist. Surprisingly, this video served as the blueprint for the opening sequence of his film "Baby Driver." Through his work, Wright has truly redefined the music video genre, combining cinematic storytelling with music - and that all too often without a heavy budget!

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