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Commentary Mania! (Pt.11)

Jonah Hex: The Weird Tales of a Picture-in-frame Director

                The commentary track for the 2010 version of Jonah Hex follows the Watchman approach: it is not a traditional commentary in that while the movie is playing the director, the cast members, and many other relevant people are explaining the construction of the scene(s) while the movie is playing. 178 more words

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Commentary Mania! (Pt.10)

Diary of the Dead: I want -media-brains!

                George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead commentary track is one of the best kind of commentary tracks: it takes you behind the mind of the director and lays out all the ins and outs of the film’s subtext. 156 more words

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Commentary Mania (Pt.9)

Daybreakers: Energy Crisis- Vampire Version

                Peter and Michael Spierig make for a lively listening: in contrast to some other directors who do commentary tracks, the Spierig brothers dish out on all the important parts of the film, from the soundtrack, to the budgeting issues, to the special effects, and the concept which inspired what drove the project forward. 161 more words

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Commentary Mania (Pt.8)

Spider-Man 1+2 (2002-2004): Your Friendly Neighborhood Commentaries

Director Sam Raimi does a firm job at going through the nuances of a commentary: he elicits cast members reactions, explains some of the difficulties in shooting a scene, and even reveals some of the behind the scenes secrets. 81 more words

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Commentary Mania! (Pt.7)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

                Michael Bay clearly enjoys making audio commentaries: he starts off, jabbers plenty, and loves to dish on the special effects and his own skills (thus lending him a narcissistic taint). 104 more words

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Commentary Mania (Pt.6)

Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’

                Frank Darabont does commentaries right: from the get-go he jumps right into the deeper aspects of the film and doesn’t let up until the credits roll. 109 more words

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Commentary Mania (Pt.5)

Watchmen: Over the Top

                The director’s commentary on the Blu-ray version of the Watchmen is not so much a commentary as it is a behind the scenes, interactive, tour de force of exposition regarding the film. 134 more words

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