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I was just wondering how good were the commentaries for the Brosnan Bond films? I was most interested in going over Apted's and Tamahori's.
So tonight i am going to listen to Tamahori and Wilsons commentary and hope to get some revelations about some of the scenes in that film..
Im more interested in the Brosnan/Craig films as I know those commentaries were provided by the actual crew specially sitting down and recording the track opposed to interview clips edited to the movie.
I was so underwhlemed by Wilson's commentary on SF that I dread to think what he is like with Campbell, Spottiswoode, Apted and Tamahori.
With Tamahori, Wilson steers the talk in the right direction. He goes on about everything that is wrong about the film, whilst Wilson provides the information.
what does picture-in-picture mean?
Picture in picture shows the commentators watching the film while they talk about it.
that sounds great. Is it throughout the film or just at key segments.
Out of all the Bond commentaries, the Roger Moore ones are probably the most enjoyable. His self-deprecating humor can get a little repetitive if you watch all of them too close together, and he tells a lot of the same stories you'll find in his autobiography and other places, but he's such a pleasant guy.
I like Brosnan, and usually enjoy his candidness in interviews, but his DAD commentary is deadly boring.
TSWLM track is pretty awful. It's basically a bunch of old guys sitting in silence watching the movie. MGW tries to direct the conversation, but he's far too lethargic. There's a 20-minute stretch of the movie where they stop commenting entirely, with an on-screen countdown to when the commentary will resume!
I like the part where the Stunt double thought of Beavis and Butthead before jumping off the Dam. :))
"In Mother Russia, policemen are built like tank!"
It's off and on throughout the film, some films like the recent Robert Downey Holmes films are more interactive with their picture in picture commentary.
That's right! I just remembered after watching the Behind the scenes feature on my GE DVD. :)
I need to get around to watching Ritchie's commentary.
If you thought that was good, wait until you watch Sherlock series 2! Your mind will be blown. Though I must warn you that our Sherlock BBC thread here has filled up recently with series 2 spoilers, so watch out if you go into that thread. I would hate for anything at all to be spoiled for you. In fact, I am at the moment dodging any and all news related to series 3, which is now shooting.
Have you seen any of series 2?
Gassner does manage to sneak in a few insight here and there on production design, but he gets drawn into the gushfest too. But he really doesn't add much to Mendes' insights from the first commentary, as Mendes' sweeping dialogue was that thorough.
Unfortunately not. I wanted to rewatch Series 1 and have it all fresh in my mind.
I did some research on the banned commentaries
Someone has uploaded them here: http://www.the007dossier.com/007dossier/post/2011/04/21/Banned-James-Bond-Commentaries.aspx
If anyone wanted to listen or download them for themselves. I'm sure they make good listening