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Quote:Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:
Ok so what do you guys like to hear in a commentary?
What works for you and what doesn't. Do you indeed bother with the commentaries?
I listen to them all avidly but I prefer the ones where some kind of film-making process is being discussed, like directing, lighting, music etc....
What about y'all ?
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Saturday, May 20, 2006 10:02 PM
Quote:Originally posted by reginaroadie:
Joss is a good mix of both of these aspects, and Kevin Smith I think has perfected the commentary track. I've seen MALLRATS more times with the commentary track on then off.
If I think of any other bad commentators, I'll let you know.
Saturday, May 20, 2006 10:06 PM
Quote:Originally posted by Brexan:
On the technical side I don't like all the technical jargan and generally the talk about camera angles and leses when its taken into a bit too much detail. I don't mind talk about the computer generated visual effects, and the odd chat about the processes beyond the basic filming/acting which we don't really pick up on but which make all the difference (like how they used a lot of 'taboo' camaera work to fit in with the 'unpolished' nature of the show).
Saturday, May 20, 2006 10:16 PM
Quote:Anyway, my favorite ones are by Joss (although some other writers, or directors have also done well), where he gives real insight into why he wrote what he did, how this relates to his view of life, and why he framed the scene or shot the scene in the way he did.... I can never get enough of that kind of insight.
I also really enjoy it when there are technical commentaries, about special effects, camera work, and lighting....
Quote:Did you ever listen to the LotR commentaries by the actors? Ian McKellan complimenting everyone else's acting, Christopher Lee droning on about stories of his past successes on stage, everyone else giggling like children... Really really boring and dumb stuff!
Quote:Have you listened to Joss' commentary on The Body (Buffy season 5) or on Restless (Buffy Season 4) both are almost as good as the one he did on 'Objects in Space' (which I think is the best commentary ever)
Saturday, May 20, 2006 10:20 PM
Quote:Originally posted by GeekUSA:
My favorite commentary of all time is The Simpsons commentary with Matt Groening and Co. It has the right blend of anecdotes and technical issues about each episode for me. Most importantly it's entertaining. I'm sure that'll change once they start heading into later seasons, but for now I love it.
Saturday, May 20, 2006 10:22 PM
Quote:Originally posted by jossisagod:
I like a little less technical stuff on the commentaries. I like it, don't miss-read, But I also like anecdotes and personal stories from the actors and crew. I wanna hear about who screwed up, who had too much lunch before his shirt off scene,(straight guy here so more with the funny shirt off thing than the other.) that kind of stuff, I wanna hear funny stories with some tech-y stuff.
Saturday, May 20, 2006 10:25 PM
Quote:Would love to have a Geoffrey Rush commentary on Pirates of the Caribbean, if only on how he put together his performance of Captain Barbossa. His big "Dinner with Elizabeth" scene is simply stunning in its dynamic range -- page after page of exposition with very little bounce-back available from Elizabeth until she finally gets up from the table -- but he brings it, up, down, sideways.
Saturday, May 20, 2006 11:25 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2006 11:36 PM
Quote:Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:
I enjoy Tim Minears commentaries too. Jane Espenson is good also - she's full of energy and humour when she comments. Great to listen to :D
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Sunday, May 21, 2006 1:29 AM
Which Season of the simpsons are you talking about? I've not bought any simpsons on DVD because it's constantly on the tv - but if you have a suggestion for best commentary I could maybe bring myself to buy that season.
Sunday, May 21, 2006 4:54 AM
Yeah, Jane Espenson has a lot of interesting things to say, her commentaries are great, and I enjoy David Fury's too....
but yesterday (before answering your question) I happened to be listening to the commentaries from BtVS S6 (I'm going through all my Buffy & Angel DVDs)
and I came across two of the most abysmal commentaries ever:
Season 6 "Hell's Bells" with David Soloman and Rebecca Rand Kirshner
and "Normal Again" with Rick Rosenthal and Diego Gutierrez
just dead air and endless silences...
it is like they are all leaning over backwards to avoid interupting, so no one ever says anything at all!
Sunday, May 21, 2006 4:55 AM
I own only Seasons 2, 4, 5 and 7, but I have to say 5 is my favorite...mostly because I'm also a huge Conan O'Brien fan and he does a few commentaries/gets mentioned quite frequently.
Sunday, May 21, 2006 4:57 AM
Quote:Originally posted by EmmaRigby:
I agree! Sometimes I'm in the mood for some serious insight into the filming process and other times I just want to have a giggle with the cast as they talk about Nathan splitting his pants! There should be several commentaries for each episode! I love commentaries so much (primarily in the Joss world) that I get very upset when a favorite episode is slighted and commentless!
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Monday, May 22, 2006 10:53 PM
Quote:Originally posted by FloralBunny:
That's the double edge. I have to get into "uncritical" mode for new material but catch myself walking out after a film saying "Wonder how soon the DVD will be out!"
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Wednesday, May 24, 2006 7:11 AM
Quote:Originally posted by jpstargazer:
I really like the Fight Club commentary with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton...perfect mix of good information with comedy.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:15 PM
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